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.
Publications Prior to Jones Day
Article on the Kochgefaess (cooking vessel) decision by the German Federal Court on January 13, 2015, which was published in Mitteilungen der deutschen Patentanwälte.
- University of California, Berkeley (LL.M. with high honors 2016; Certificate in Law & Technology); State of Bavaria (Second State Examination 2012); University of Munich (First State Examination 2010)
- Federal Republic of Germany, all German District Courts and Courts of Appeals, German Federal Patent Court (BPatG), German Patent and Trademark Office, European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), German Federal Supreme Court (BGH) in nullity appeal proceedings, and Unified Patent Court (UPC)
- German, English, Spanish, French