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Wolf Graf von Schwerin, Partner

Wolf Graf von Schwerin has covered a wide range of intellectual property issues in his career. In the more than 20 years he has been practicing law, he has worked on a remarkable variety of cases in patent and utility model law, trademark law, design and unfair competition law as well as copyright law, particularly in forensic issues. Wolf Graf von Schwerin was also frequently involved in published decisions, including some of fundamental significance. He also advises clients in matters of product liability law.

His experience in technical property rights extends to practically all fields, including biochemistry, pharmaceuticals, medical technologies and data communication. Special focus is his involvement in international disputes of cross-border significance, proceedings on standard-relevant patents and warding off “patent trolls”.

He also lectures and was the co-author of the “Muenchener Prozessformularbuchs zum Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz” on Utility Model Law (3rd edition 2009), published by C.H. Beck Verlag. He has also lectured on the same field as part of the Faculty of Law at the University of Düsseldorf for many years. He is also a member of the working group on patent law at the university.

Chambers Global 2011: “an esteemed litigator”. Chambers Global 2012: “an exceptional litigator and a real standard name in the market”. JUVE German Commercial Law Firms (2011/2012): “Frequently recommended attorneys: Wolf Graf v. Schwerin”. Legal 500 (2009): “Wildanger Kehrwald Graf v. Schwerin & Partners is well-known among clients thanks to the “very qualified and knowledgeable” Wolf Graf v. Schwerin, who is known as a “tough fighter and competitor”“. Chambers Europe (2009): “Wolf Graf v. Schwerin impresses as “an excellent litigator”“.

Background

Wolf Graf von Schwerin studied law in Muenster. After receiving his license to practice law in 1987, he started his work in Muenster. In 1988, he joined a prominent firm in Duesseldorf, where he was Partner since 1995. He was admitted to the bar of the Duesseldorf Court of Appeals in 1999, thus his specialization in appeals law. He started working at the former Wildanger & Kehrwald in 2001, which then changed its name to Wildanger Kehrwald & Graf von Schwerin.

Memberships

Wolf Graf von Schwerin belongs to the German Association for Intellectual Property and Copyright (GRUR) (where he is a member of the specialist committee for patent law), German group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (AIPPI), European Patent Litigation Lawyers Association (EPLAW), German Association of Intellectual Property Professionals (VPP), Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) and American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).

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