Dr. Alexander Wiese

Dr. Alexander Wiese deals with all aspects of intellectual property rights, with a special focus on technical IP rights (patents and utility models).

Since his bar admission in 2016 Dr. Wiese primarily advises on patent litigation, in particular in the area of telecommunications. Additionally he gained experience in the fields of electronic engineering, software and information technology. Dr. Wiese has already been in-volved in a considerable number of infringement proceedings regarding so-called standard essential patents which have special references to antitrust law, due to the FRAND objection. Furthermore, he supports clients in arbitration proceedings for the out-of-court settlement of legal disputes. Besides that his knowledge and experience include the protection of trade secrets, IP licensing and trademark law both on a contentious and non-contentious basis. In trademark law, Dr. Wiese has represented clients both in defending against trademark in-fringements and in Europe-wide monitoring and maintaining an extensive trademark portfo-lio.

Dr. Wiese advises not only German clients, but also clients from all over Europe as well as Asia and North America.

Background

Alexander studied law at the University of Freiburg with a specialization in Intellectual Prop-erty law. During his studies, he spent more than three years working as a research assistant at the Chair of Intellectual Property at the University of Freiburg (Prof. Dr. Maximilian Haedicke, LL.M.). Alexander finished his PhD thesis in patent law in 2015 whilst working for an international law firm in Düsseldorf with a special focus on trademark and licensing law. During his legal clerkship, he worked, inter alia, for the German Opera in Düsseldorf, where he advised primarily on copyright law, as well as for an international law firm in Düsseldorf and London in the area of patent law.

After his admission to the bar in 2016, Alexander worked as a lawyer in the team of Dr. Martin Chakraborty in the IPMT group of Hogan Lovells in Düsseldorf. Alexander joined Wildanger in January 2019.

Representative matters

  • Advising and representing a mobile network operator against the owner of a mixed portfolio of standard and non-standard essential patents in several infringement and nullity proceedings
  • Obtaining arrest orders and seizure of patents in suit to secure cost reimbursement claims against an unsuccessful plaintiff and patent owner
  • Representing a software company in proceedings against an international company in respect of trade secret infringements
  • Defending a "hidden champion" in arbitration proceedings regarding alleged viola-tion of license obligations
  • Europe-wide monitoring and defence of an extensive trademark portfolio for an international fashion company

Languages

German, English 

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