Christian Harmsen

Christian Harmsen
Carl-Theodor-Straße 6
+49 211 2005 6000
+49 211 2005 6011


Who's Who Legal Life Sciences: Patent Litigation

Christian’s excellent reputation makes him an ideal choice for leading global technology companies.

Christian, based in the Düsseldorf office, is partner and head of Bird & Bird’s German intellectual property group as well as co-head of the international intellectual property group.

He is experienced in all areas of intellectual property, but focuses on international patent litigation of all technical areas. Throughout his career, Christian has led and coordinated a number of multinational proceedings for international clients as well as mid-cap companies. He has reached numerous breakthrough decisions for his clients such as CJEU in C 170/13 (Huawei v ZTE) or Federal Supreme Court in X ZR 14/15 (Mähroboter).

For many years, legal publications have noted Christian as one of the leading patent lawyers in Germany and Europe. 

Christian is deputy chairman of the German Intellectual Property and Copyright Association's (GRUR) West section and sits on the GRUR committees on patent and utility model law. He is also a member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), the European Patent Lawyer Association (EPLAW) and the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).

He lectures and publishes regularly on various themes relating to the practice of intellectual property law and writes regularly as a columnist in the German newspaper Handelsblatt.

WWL says: Christian Harmsen is an accomplished practitioner recognised for his strategic approach to tackling high-stakes litigation for major players in the pharmaceutical sector.

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