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Gerd Jaekel


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  • 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)

Bar Admissions

  • Rechtsanwalt (Germany)

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 successfully helps his clients to navigate through global battles. 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 of Intellectual Property and Copyright Law (GRUR), Licensing Executives Society (LES), International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), and 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.

Gerd Jaekel