Johannes Heselberger represents clients in patent infringement proceedings before German courts in the first and second instance and gives advice and support to them in legal appeal proceedings and in complaints against denial of leave to legal appeal proceedings before the German Federal Court of Justice.
In addition, Johannes Heselberger plays a leading and coordinating role in patent nullity proceedings before the German Federal Patent Court and in appeal proceedings before the German Federal Court of Justice as well as in opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent and Trademark Office.
Owing to his practice as an attorney-at-law and his qualification as a graduate physicist, Johannes Heselberger has comprehensive technical experience in the field of telecommunications, medical devices and the automotive industry. Pharmaceutical and biotech cases, including the extremely rare proceedings for a compulsory license, are also part of his field of practice as an attorney-at-law. His comprehensive professional expertise in SEP and FRAND litigations as well as in enforcement of and defense against license programs make him a precious advisor also in this field.
Johannes Heselberger successfully attended to a number of important, often transnational patent infringement proceedings for German and international large-scale companies as well as for owner-operated medium-sized enterprises. Depending on the size and complexity of a case, he heads compact teams of attorneys-at-law and patent attorneys or also large working groups in cooperation with his partners of the law firm.
Being qualified as both, an attorney-at-law (since 1994) and a European Patent Attorney (since 1999), he is particularly able to have a comprehensive understanding not only of the legal but also the technical aspects of a case. This enables Johannes Heselberger in a special way to coordinate infringement proceedings and proceedings on legal validity.
excellent strategist who is always thinking two steps ahead
JUVE Patent, 2020
[…] a smart choice for big-picture briefs; his myriad specialisms include compulsory licensing proceedings in the pharmaceutical and biotech fields.
IAM Patent 1000, 2020
Johannes Heselberger handles high-profile patent litigation cases, including patent infringement, nullity and licensing proceedings. He is experienced in advising clients from the life sciences and automotive sectors.
Chambers Global and Europe, 2020
Johannes Heselberger is ›very experienced and skilful‹ in patent matters. He has extensive experience of acting for clients in patent infringement proceedings before the German Federal Court of Justice.
Who's Who Legal Patent Agents, 2020
... telecoms and automotive sage Johannes Heselberger, whose track record in patent infringement and nullity proceedings places him among the first order of German patent litigators.
IAM Patent 1000, 2019
Very experienced and eminently trustworthy, Johannes understands the bigger picture: he is not just a litigator or a prosecutor, but instead sees how different types of proceedings interact and what this means for corporate strategy.
IAM Patent 1000, 2019
Heselberger is an excellent practitioner who commands a stellar reputation in the market for his ability on patent litigation.
Who's Who Legal Patent Agents, 2019
The ›very experienced‹ Heselberger also wins praise for his ›impressive technical and legal skills‹.
IAM Patent 1000, 2018
Heselberger is an ›excellent client-oriented‹ lawyer.
Managing Intellectual Property, Patent Stars, 2018
Johannes Heselberger is praised for his ›client orientation, speed, availability and commitment.‹ Dual-qualified as a lawyer and patent attorney, he is well placed to assist with highly complex infringement and validity disputes, and has a strong focus on the medical devices, telecommunications and automotive sectors.
Chambers Global and Europe, 2018
The ›outstanding‹ Johannes Heselberger's enormous amount of technical expertise and ›smart and fair‹ approach means that he is the practitioner of choice for many of the world’s technology giants.
Who's Who Legal Patents, 2018
Clients appreciate that ›not only the legal side of a litigation is assessed, but also the economic side including the commercial effects
The Legal 500 Germany, 2015
Johannes Heselberger is praised for his ›client orientation, speed, availability and commitment‹. Dual-qualified as a lawyer and patent attorney, he is well placed to assist with highly complex infringement and validity disputes […].
Chambers Global and Europe, 2018
Johannes Heselberger impresses clients with his ›wide-ranging knowledge‹ and ›ability to think quickly on his feet‹. He is considered an ›outstanding choice‹ for infringement proceedings [...].
Who´s Who Legal Patents, 2017
Johannes Heselberger is well respected for patent infringement and validity actions [...]. Clients value that ›he comes across as very convincing in negotiations‹.
Chambers Global and Europe, 2016
Lectures & Seminars
Johannes Heselberger regularly speaks on topics in the fields of patent infringement and patent valuation.
He teaches patent law at the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC) and is a member of its Board of Trustees.
Johannes Heselberger is the initiator and co-organizer of the Munich International Patent Law Conference.
He is a member of the group of authors of the JURIS report on case law, responsible for patent law.