Dr. Christian Paul represents clients in patent litigation and complex technology-related litigation. Christian combines a rare double qualification as an attorney and natural scientist — he graduated in computational chemistry on the use of artificial intelligence in drug discovery and has training in the fields of technical chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry. His practice focuses on the resolution of disputes over chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnological patents, software, computer technology, and industrial high-tech applications.
For more than 20 years, Christian has served as trial counsel for international clients in litigation involving a wide range of patents, including biotechnology and pharmaceutical products, diagnostics, polymers, and chemical products, as well as complex software and technology-related litigation including misappropriation of trade secrets and cross-border discovery. Further to his doctorate degree in law, Christian is qualified as a German certified IP expert (Fachanwalt für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz).
Christian is the author of a number of articles on software/informatics, medical science/pharmacology, and intellectual property law. He is a member of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), the Licensing Executives Society (LES), the Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP), and the Munich Dispute Resolution Forum (IDPR).
- September 26, 2023
UPC Mock Trial Presiding Judge. Half-day pre-conference workshop at the C5 Life Sciences IP Summit
- May 22, 2023
State of affairs at the patent litigation chambers in Munich: Experience exchange between Munich judges and patent practicioners
- September 21, 2021
A Shifting Landscape for Patent Litigation in Europe
- September 3, 2020
European Trade Secrets Webinar: Combating New Threats Webinar
- November 21, 2019
New Supreme Court decisions and their impact on patent practice (co-presentation with Prof. Meier-Beck, presiding judge of the patent senate at the German Federal Supreme Court)
- October 27, 2016
Cross-border IP litigation in the US and Europe: Strategic options for validity and infringement, VPP half-day seminar
- April 29, 2013
Europe's New Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court: How It Will Work, and What Will Change In European Patent Litigation
- Nov 13, 2012
Key Strategies for European Patent Litigation
- October 11, 2011
Developing a Patent Litigation Strategy for Europe
- May 14, 2011
International Patent Litigation - A Focus on Transatlantic Litigation Strategies
- March 16, 2010
Drafting Successful Patent Applications for Biotechnology Related Inventions, Litigation Issues, Pre-Conference Workshop
- February 18, 2010
Patenting Pharmaceutical and Biotech Products in China - Effects of the 3rd Amendment to the Patent Act, Biotech and Pharmaceutical Patenting
- October 22, 2009
Global Enforcement of Patent Rights - Focus on China
- June 18, 2009
Drafting Successful Patent Applications for Biotechnology Related Inventions - Litigation Issues, Post-Conference Workshop
- March 13, 2009
Patenting Pharmaceuticals and Strategic Options for Optimization
- University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (Dr. iur. 2003, Institute for Law and Technology; Diploma in Chemistry 1995); Bavarian State Ministry of Justice (Second State Examination 2001; First State Examination 1999)
- Federal Republic of Germany, all German District Courts and German Courts of Appeal, German Federal Patent Court (BPatG), German Federal Supreme Court (BGH) in nullity appeal proceedings, and Unified Patent Court (UPC)
IAM 250 — The World's Leading Patent Litigators: "great legal knowledge and technical understanding"
IAM 300 — The World's Leading IP Strategists
Legal 500 Germany: patent litigation: "top-notch practice"; "outstanding team"
Best Lawyers in Germany (Intellectual Property; Dispute Resolution)
JUVE: frequently recommended for patent litigation
- English, German