Gerd Jaekel is a leading technology and patent lawyer as recognized by clients, the legal press, and the peer group of intellectual property lawyers who practice patent litigation in Europe. His extensive experience in enforcing and defending patents helps clients to successfully navigate global battles they may face. With his broad scientific background as a physicist, he and his team have defended patents in complex intellectual property matters in a wide range of industries, with special focus on consumer electronics, mobile communications, medical devices and biotech, automotive, and aviation. In addition to advising on forensic matters and numerous M&A transactions, Gerd has extensive experience in IP financing transactions and has provided counseling on IP portfolio and risk management.
His IP strategies have been tested in litigation and corporate transactions. Technologies for which Gerd has provided advice and counseling with litigation, prosecution, interferences, oppositions, or invalidation actions include acellular vaccines, aircraft cabin electronics, aluminum rolling, blood centrifuges, business procurements software, capacitors, copy protection systems, credit card systems, data encryption, dental lasers, foils, glass inspection systems, hepatitis delta antibodies, industrial electrolysis, laminate flooring, LEDs, mobile phone circuit testing, non-wovens, online printing, optical devices, orthodontic devices, photoablative lasers, projection devices, robotic systems, scales, semiconductor wafers, spark plugs, and video encryption.
His professional memberships include the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), Licensing Executives Society (LES), International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), and the German Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP). Gerd has participated in multinational symposia and lecturing projects on patent law. He is a frequent speaker on IP and competition law issues.
Still Alive: The German "Automatic Injunction" in Patent Infringement Cases Under the New Patent Act
- February 25, 2017
The Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court
- November 3, 2014
IP Box Meets EU Patents
- 2012年8月15日 (新竹場) 及2012年8月17日 (台北場)
- University of Mainz (Physics Diploma 1994 in construction and stabilization of a diode laser for the magneto-optical storage of cesium atoms); Second German State Exam (Higher Regional Court, Koblenz, 1993); Indo-German Chamber of Commerce Mumbai (1992-1993); First German State Exam (University of Mainz, 1990)
- Rechtsanwalt (Germany)
JUVE (2010-2019): patent litigation
Legal 500 (2015-2019): key figure that is qualified as a lawyer and as a graduate physicist
IAM Patent 1000 (2015-2019): noted for holding a technical degree in physics, which allows him to properly get under the skin of his subject matter before transforming it into adamantine legal argument
Handelsblatt (2019) ("Germany's Best Lawyers"): IP/conflict resolution
Best Lawyers in Germany (2020): intellectual property and litigation
- German (native), English, and French