Dr. iur., LL.M. (Harvard)
Dr. Pagenberg’s practice involves conducting litigation and providing advice in all fields of intellectual property, including enforcing patents in the fields of mechanics, pharmaceuticals, biotech, electronics and software, prosecuting and enforcing trademarks and handling cases relating to copyright, unfair competition, European antitrust law and licensing, as well as conducting arbitration and mediation proceedings.
Patent cases require close cooperation between BARDEHLE PAGENBERG’s patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law, particularly when dealing with parallel infringement proceedings before the German courts and oppositions before the European Patent Office or the German Patent and Trademark Office and the German Federal Patent Court or the German Federal Court of Justice. For more than 30 years, Dr. Pagenberg has been preparing and coordinating important cases with multilingual and multidisciplinary teams.
Dr. Pagenberg represents clients in the fields of semiconductors, telecommunications, medical devices and automotive technology and negotiates license agreements resulting from litigation or in preparation for large-scale technology transfers between international companies.
Important trademark cases handled by Dr. Pagenberg include parallel importation of consumer products, global coexistence agreements between suppliers, and piracy cases. His practice frequently involves representing clients in opposition proceedings before the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in Alicante, in proceedings before the General Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg, and in numerous infringement actions before the German courts.
Dr. Pagenberg’s trademark clients include leading producers of healthcare and cosmetic products and prestigious French manufacturers of luxury goods. He has also been representing a publishing house, which is the author of famous comic strips, for more than 30 years.
Dr. Pagenberg received the most nominations as the top lawyer for patent and trademark law in Germany in seven successive international surveys conducted since 2007 by Who’s Who of Business Lawyers. In the same surveys, he was also voted by peers as one of the top ten patent litigators worldwide for the seventh time in a row.
venerable litigator and luminary Jochen Pagenberg, a household name in the field whose drive, skill and quality have helped make the firm the powerhouse it is today
IAM Patent 1000, 2019
Jochen Pagenberg is a highly renowned name in the area of patent litigation. He regularly conducts large-scale, cross-border patent infringement and enforcement cases in the mechanics, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, electronics and software fields.
Chambers Global and Europe, 2018
Jochen Pagenberg is a truly eminent figure in the market and possesses more than 30 years’ experience dealing with complex patent enforcement cases.
Who's Who Legal Patents, 2018
Jochen Pagenberg focuses on the co-ordination of cross-border patent litigation cases, including parallel proceedings in foreign jurisdictions. He boasts a wealth of experience representing clients in patent infringement proceedings and patent enforcement in the mechanics, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and electronics fields.
Chambers Global, 2017
Jochen Pagenberg is one of the most instantly recognisable names in German IP law. He is widely praised for his longstanding and eminent practice.
Who´s Who Patent, 2017
Jochen Pagenberg counts leading producers of healthcare and cosmetic products as well as French manufacturers of luxury goods among his clients, who praise his ›technical ability and strong eye for detail‹. He also has significant experience relating to the publishing industry, having represented a publishing house and authors for more than 30 years.
Who´s Who Trademark, 2017
Luminary Jochen Pagenberg’s client roster includes a number of prestigious French luxury goods manufacturers and a leading publishing house.
IAM 1000, 2016
Described by clients as a ›brilliant attorney,‹ of counsel Jochen Pagenberg is best known for co-ordinating the firm's resources in multi-jurisdictional mandates and parallel proceedings.
Chambers Europe, 2016
Jochen Pagenberg is appreciated […] in the market […] for his many years of experience.
The Legal 500 Deutschland 2014
Elder statesman Jochen Pagenberg has made a significant contribution to the firm’s success.
IAM Patent 1000, 2014
Market observers view of counsel Jochen Pagenberg as an experienced and highly knowledgeable practitioner.
Chambers Europe und Chambers Global, 2014
Chairman (for 15 years) and member of the committee for a European Patent Court — AIPPI (Association Internationale de la Protection pour la Propriété Industrielle — Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)
President (2010-2012) and Board Member of EPLAW (European Patent Lawyers Association)
Member of the committee for highly renowned trademarks — INTA (International Trademark Association)
Member of the expert committee on patent law — GRUR (German Association of Intellectual Property and Copyright Law)
Since 1973, Dr. Pagenberg has been the managing editor and, subsequently, the co-editor of the English-language IP journal “International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law” (IIC) of the Max Planck Institute for Patent Law. He has published five books and more than 90 articles on a wide range of IP subjects in German, English and French.
Lectures & Seminars
He has lectured for many years at the Universities of Strasbourg (CEIPI) and Alicante, at the Pierce Law Center (Concord USA), and at the Munich Industrial Property Law Center (MIPLC) of the Max Planck Institute. He has also given numerous presentations worldwide, covering all fields of intellectual property protection.
For more than 12 years, Dr. Pagenberg has been directly contributing to creating a unified European patent court system: from 2000 until 2005 as an expert of the European Working Group for the European Patent Litigation Agreement (EPLA), from 2008 to 2011 as a member of the Expert Group of the European Commission and, simultaneously, between 2005 and 2011 as a board member, Vice President and President of the European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW), the board of which he is still advising today. He is the Chairman of the special commission of the AIPPI for an Agreement on the European Patent Court.