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Johannes  Heselberger

Johannes Heselberger


Attorney-at-Law, European Patent Attorney

Vice-Managing Partner
Bureau Munich

Année de naissance 1964

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Patent infringement and validity litigation, including opposition and appeal proceedings before the German Patent and Trademark Office and the European Patent Office as well as national revocation proceedings before the German Federal Patent Court and the German Federal Supreme Court. His technical fields of expertise are medical devices, telecommunications and the automotive industry.

Johannes Heselberger has successfully conducted important patent infringement proceedings, often across national borders, for client companies of various sizes that are world leaders in their technology.


Recommended in:

The Legal 500 Deutschland 2015:
“Mandanten schätzen, dass ‘nicht nur die rechtliche Seite des Rechtsstreits ausgewertet wird, sondern auch die ökonomische Seite und die wirtschaftlichen Auswirkungen’.”

Who’s Who Legal Germany: Patents 2015

Best Lawyers 2014

Chambers Europe 2014

Chambers Global 2014

IAM Patent 1000 - 2014:
“Litigation group head Johannes Heselberger ‘is the best of the best – he has a wealth of experience and his marriage of technical and legal skills is seamless’”

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2013/2014

Managing IP 2014

The Legal 500 Deutschland 2014:
“In das […] Team unter dem doppeltqualifizierten Praxisleiter Johannes Heselberger hat man ‘hohes Vertrauen’”

The Legal 500 EMEA 2014

Who’s Who Legal Patents 2014

IAM Patent 1000 - 2013:
“[T]op-flight performer Johannes Heselberger helms the litigation squad, winning praise for his ‘sophisticated technical and legal skills’”

Who’s Who Legal Germany 2013:
“He is a ‘good choice’ for any client”

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2012/2013

Chambers Global 2013:
“noted by peers as ‘one of our greatest competitors’”

IAM Patent 1000 - 2012:
“covers all the angles, has incredible depth of erudition and follows through with great enthusiasm”

Who’s Who Legal Germany 2012:
“high quality” disputes work (peer quote)

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2011/2012

The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers (Who’s Who Legal) – Patents 2011

Chambers Europe 2012:
a “knowledgeable and always well-prepared lawyer and patent attorney”

Chambers Europe 2011

Chambers Global 2011

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2010/2011

Guide to the World’s Leading Patent Law Practitioners (MIP) 2010

Expérience professionnelle




Associate at BARDEHLE PAGENBERG, Munich and Paris

Since 1999

Partner of the firm

Since 2015

Vice-Managing Partner of the Firm



Studied Physics at the University of Regensburg, Germany, graduating with a “Diplom-Physiker” degree


Studied Law at the University of Regensburg


First State Examination (degree-level qualification)


Training; studied Law in Munich, Speyer, Germany, and Houston, Texas


Second State Examination (bar admission exam)


Admitted as attorney-at-law


Admitted as European Patent Attorney


German, English

Johannes Heselberger is a regular speaker on topics in the fields of patent infringement and patent valuation.

He teaches patent law at the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC).

For legal reasons we have to point out that instructions which have been sent via e-mail need a confirmation from our side.

Recommended in

  • Best Lawyers 2013: Heselberger
  • WIPR Leaders • Germany
  • Intellectual Asset Management • Patent 1000 • Recommended Individual 2014
  • Chambers Europe
  • Expert Guides • Patent Law
  • German Commercial Law Firms
  • Intellectual Asset Management • Patent 1000
  • IP Handbook
  • Who's Who Legal Germany
  • The Legal 500