Felix Rödiger is a leading name in the German patent litigation market, with a highly respected practice focusing on complex parallel proceedings in the EU and US.
Felix Rödiger is a partner in Bird & Bird’s international intellectual property group, based in Düsseldorf. He is founding partner of the firm’s first German office, which opened in Düsseldorf in 2002.
He is known for handling technically complex matters. His major player clients come from the pharmaceutical, medical devices, automotive and electronics sectors.
Felix was and is involved in several major patent infringement battles with parallel litigations throughout Europe and the US. He successfully handled the German litigation in 2007 in which the FRAND defence for the first time ever worldwide was applied and confirmed by court.
He regularly lectures on cross-border patent litigation issues at international conferences (including at the IBA meetings in Cancun, San Francisco and Auckland, at the Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference in Washington DC and at the LESI Meetings in Amsterdam and Copenhagen). Felix is a permanent lecturer at the IP Summer Law School in Cambridge on patent infringement issues.
He is co-author of a commentary on EC Trade Mark Regulation.