Franca Poll-Wolbeck

Franca Poll-Wolbeck represents and advises national and international clients on patent infringement, nullity and opposition proceedings, in particular in the fields of telecommunications, automotive, consumer products and mechanics.

One of her main practice areas is the legal and strategic advice on antitrust law compulsory licensing ("FRAND") to standard essential patents in litigation as well as in out-of-court negotiations. She advises telecommunication providers as well as manufacturers of terminal equipment and chipsets and is active in the field of connected cars.

In addition, she provides comprehensive advice on questions of employee invention law and accompanies the practical implementation of the respective legal requirements within companies. She is publishing in the area of employee invention law in Beck's online forms.

Franca Poll-Wolbeck has been admitted to the bar since 2017. She studied law at the University of Bonn and Sciences Po Paris with a focus on "Economics and Competition". During her preparatory service, she worked for a leading international law firm, the German Federal Cartel Office and the United Nations in New York City, among others.