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Patents 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Peter Chrocziel is "a very well-known and experienced lawyer" who is distinguished for his work on patent-related transactional matters.


Peter Chrocziel has more than 30 years’ experience in all aspects of IP and IT law. He counsels large international companies, especially in the technology, automotive and pharma industries, assisting clients to enforce their IP rights.

Peter Chrocziel acts for clients typically in cross-border patent infringement procedures. His clients value his experience and knowledge of US law. He is also an expert on arbitration proceedings in intellectual property and has published in that area.

Peter Chrocziel is also focused on antitrust counselling, including licensing and court proceedings. He has also advised on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory licensing issues and represented clients in such proceedings.

Further, Peter Chrocziel acts for several clients in their worldwide IP transactional activities. This includes corporate transactions with a focus on intellectual property and information technology, as well as R&D agreements and counselling in complex corporate transactions.

Recommended by practice area guides as a “go-to guy” for both intellectual property and information technology, Peter Chrocziel is recognised as “a high-calibre practitioner” and is regularly listed as a recommended expert for litigation and licensing. He has recently authored books on IP arbitration and IP and competition law. Peter Chrocziel was president of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) Germany for five years and president of LES International from 2005 to 2006. In 2018 he was named IP lawyer of the year for Germany.

Peter Chrocziel is a professor at the University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, Bavaria, where he teaches patent, trademark and competition law. He was admitted to the German Bar in 1983 and to the New York courts and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, as well as the US Court of International Trade. Peter Chrocziel is a certified licensing professional.

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WWL Ranking: Recommended
WWL Ranking: Recommended
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