BARDEHLE PAGENBERG elevates its patent litigation practice by hiring Dr. Tobias Wuttke as an equity partner

Press release dated December 21, 2022

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG elevates its team by hiring one of Germany’s leading attorneys-at-law, Dr. Tobias Wuttke, as an equity partner as of January 1, 2023. The expert for patent litigation changes firm from the renowned IP boutique Meissner Bolte where he successfully established and headed the litigation department as of 2010. 

“We are extraordinarily happy to have won an extremely reputable patent litigation expert for our litigation group, which is continuously growing; thus, we will be represented at the significant UPC locations Munich, Duesseldorf, Paris, and – soon – Hamburg,” says Johannes Heselberger, Managing Partner of BARDEHLE PAGENBERG. He continues: “Tobias Wuttke has longstanding experience in complex international proceedings. We consider the fact that a top-class litigation expert from the first ranks of the sector chose us and our market strategy right before the start of the UPC a distinctly lucky development for our firm.”

Tobias Wuttke adds: “I am really excited to become part of the firm BARDEHLE PAGENBERG which perfectly matches my values and strategic orientation. BARDEHLE PAGENBERG offers an outstanding international platform for comprehensively advising my clients in the context of high-profile disputes. Especially the cooperation with one of Germany’s leading patent litigation groups and with experienced patent attorneys that lead the field in terms of technology provides me with optimal conditions both on a national and international level. This is particularly true for patent litigation which is increasingly conducted globally and will even gain significance due to the UPC. I would like to extend my heartfelt thank you to Meissner Bolte for many successful years. My changing firm is not a decision against Meissner Bolte, but one for BARDEHLE PAGENBERG. The possibility of contributing to positioning the patent litigation group of BARDEHLE PAGENBERG as the go-to group for UPC litigation world-wide is a unique opportunity for me.”


Dr. Tobias Wuttke

Dr. Tobias Wuttke is an attorney-at-law who specializes in national and cross-border patent litigation. Influential rankings confirm his reputation as one of Germany’s leading patent litigators. Tobias Wuttke’s expertise stems from hundreds of patent infringement and validity proceedings. He advises blue chip companies acting on a global level, innovative SMEs, and start-ups in the areas of telecommunications (SEPs in particular), medical technology, the automotive industry, and life sciences.

Tobias Wuttke focuses on the economic perspective of the patent disputes he conducts. His primary goal is to achieve the optimal commercial result for his clients. He considers patent litigation to be inextricably linked to risk management. 

Tobias Wuttke regularly gives presentations on topical issues regarding patent law at universities, offices, and associations, and – as an author – he actively promotes the distribution and development of patent law. 


For further information on the international team of attorneys-at-law and patent attorneys of BARDEHLE PAGENBERG, please visit our team overview.



Tobias Wuttke
Attorney-at-Law (Rechtsanwalt), Certified IP lawyer, UPC Representative, Partner

Tobias Wuttke