Dr. Maximilian Schellhorn LL.M. (Virginia)


Maximilian Schellhorn advises and represents clients in various fields of intellectual property law. He focuses on advising and representing clients in national and cross-border patent infringement proceedings in various technical fields, in particular telecommunications and semiconductors as well as pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

Maximilian studied law at the Westfälische Wilhelms University of Münster and Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA with a focus on intellectual property law. From 2011 until 2019, he worked as a research assistant for HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER.

Following his graduation, Maximilian commenced his Ph.D. at the University of Osnabrück’s Chair for Civil Law, Intellectual Property Law and German and European Civil Procedure Law (Prof. Dr. Mary-Rose McGuire). In 2020, he was awarded his PhD for his dissertation on injunctive relief and the principle of proportionality in patent law.

In conjunction with his Ph.D study, and in order to further his understanding of US law (specifically US patent law), Maximilian completed a postgraduate law degree (LL.M.) at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA.

During his legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf, he worked at HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER as well as for the Health Care team of an international law firm.

    • Schellhorn, Der patentrechtliche Unterlassungsanspruch im Lichte des Verhältnismäßigkeitsgrundsatzes, Carl Heymanns, 2020
    • Schellhorn, The Promise and Peril of Industry-Specific Patent law, 22 Va. J. L. & Tech. 160 – 212 (2019)
    • Hessel/Schellhorn, Die Rückabwicklung des vorläufig vollstreckten Unterlassungstitels im Patentrecht, GRUR 2017, 672 – 677
    • Schellhorn, Woher kommt eigentlich…? Das Patentrecht, AL 2017, 238 – 240
    • Schellhorn, Die Aufbrauchfrist als Schranke des patentrechtlichen Unterlassungsanspruchs, IPRB 2017, 14 – 17

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40212 Düsseldorf


Steinstraße 20
40212 Düsseldorf



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2nd State Exam Düsseldorf (2021)

Dr. iur., University of Osnabrück (2020)

LL.M., University of Virginia, School of Law (2018)

1st State Exam Düsseldorf (2015)