Dr. Stefan Richter, LL.M. (Michigan)

Stefan Richter has worked as an attorney since 2010. He advises and represents national and international clients in all fields of intellectual property law. The focus of his work is on national and multi-jurisdictional patent infringement litigation and parallel opposition and nullity proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Federal Patent Court.

Stefan advises clients in various technical areas, in particular in telecommunications and information technology, electronics, software, mechanical engineering and medical devices.

Stefan studied law at the University of Osnabrück. Following his graduation, he continued his studies and earned a postgraduate law degree (LL.M.) at the University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, focusing mainly on US patent, copyright and trademark law as well as on tort law.

Stefan worked as a research fellow at the University of Osnabrück’s Institute for Commercial and Business Law (department of Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Ahrens). He earned his PhD with a thesis regarding tort liability and attribution of damages.

During his legal clerkship in the jurisdiction of the Higher Regional Court Düsseldorf he continued to focus on patent law, working for German and international law firms in Düsseldorf and Chicago, IL.

Stefan is a visiting lecturer for patent law at the University of Osnabrück.