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Max Kober advises clients in matters involving intellectual property law, with a clear focus on litigation.

Max has significant experience in patent litigation as well as in trademark, design, and unfair competition law. Many of his cases are complex cross-border litigations involving numerous parties on different levels of the supply chains and require coordination across various jurisdictions. Max's practice also includes preliminary injunctions and enforcement of intellectual property rights during trade fairs and through custom seizures.

The clients he represents are active in a broad range of industries, including telecommunications, software, automotive, equipment manufacturing, life sciences, and consumer products.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2017, Max worked for one of the largest German patent law firms, representing, among others, a large international fashion company in trademark and unfair competition disputes; a French manufacturer of home automation devices in a complex litigation regarding product safety regulations; a large Korean car manufacturer in the reorganization of its employee invention compensation scheme; and a Taiwanese hardware manufacturer in successfully asserting its patent rights against major German companies. He further led a number of patent litigations against major telecommunication carriers.


  • Plastic Omnium acquires ams OSRAM Automotive Lighting Systems from ams OSRAM GroupJones Day advised Plastic Omnium in the acquisition of the Automotive Lighting Systems (AMLS) business of ams OSRAM Group in a highly complex international carve-out transaction.
  • SAP wins summary judgment on Teradata trade secret and antitrust claimsJones Day successfully defended SAP, one of the world's leading producers of software for the management of business processes, against trade secret and antitrust claims in a lawsuit filed in the Northern District of California.
  • GeneoDx invests in PathoFinderJones Day represented Shanghai GeneoDx Biotech Company Limited, a subsidiary of Sinopharm Group, a leading pharmaceutical company in China, in connection with its investment in PathoFinder Holding B.V. (PFH), which is engaging in molecular diagnostics for the detection of pathogens causing an infectious disease in the Netherlands, by way of purchasing a majority stake in PFH.
  • Deutsche Beteiligungs AG sold investment in InfianaJones Day advised DBAG Fund VI, a fund advised by Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG), on the auction sale of the portfolio company Infiana Group GmbH and indirectly all of its subsidiaries to funds advised by Pamplona Capital Management.
  • Essilor acquires Brille24Jones Day advised Essilor International in the acquisition of 100% of Brille24 GmbH, one of the leading online retailers of optical products in Germany.
  • CORSAIR acquires Elgato GamingJones Day advised Corsair Gaming, Inc., a portfolio company of EagleTree Capital, in connection with the acquisition of the gaming division of Elgato Systems GmbH, which develops, designs and manufactures video game streaming software and hardware products.
  • SAP files DJ action in patent infringement dispute with Wellogix over computer softwareOn behalf of SAP America ("SAP"), Jones Day filed a patent infringement declaratory judgment action involving computer software, which is currently stayed in full pending the conclusion of reexamination proceedings filed by SAP in the USPTO involving the six patents-in-suit.
  • CJ CheilJedang defends German patent infringement action by Japanese competitorJones Day is representing CJ CheilJedang Corporation, a major Korean-based multinational company, in a patent dispute with a Japanese competitor before the courts in Germany.
  • Additional Publications

    Publications Prior to Jones Day

    April 2015

    Article on the Kochgefaess (cooking vessel) decision by the German Federal Court on January 13, 2015, which was published in Mitteilungen der deutschen Patentanwälte.