Johannes Lang’s main areas of practice involve conducting patent litigation in Germany and France, German and European patent opposition and appeal proceedings, patent nullity proceedings before the German Federal Patent Court and the German Federal Court of Justice, and prosecuting patents before the patent offices.

Johannes Lang’s particular technical fields include software and computer-related inventions, electronics, information technology and telecommunications, semiconductor memories, digital image and audio processing, audio-video devices, smart cards and medical devices.

Johannes Lang is frequently the lead patent attorney in complex international patent litigation in Germany and Europe, particularly in cases requiring coordination with parallel US litigation or litigation in other European countries. Johannes Lang represents major global companies in patent litigation in the fields of computer technology, data compression, GSM and 3G telecommunication standards and smart cards.

As a qualified French patent attorney, Johannes Lang is also experienced in French patent litigation procedure, particularly in the “saisie-contrefaçon” (French proceedings to establish an infringement). 

German and European Patent Attorney, Partner
Location: Munich
Languages: German, English, French
Born 1962
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Memberships

Chairman of the computer-software committee of the German Patent Lawyers Bar

Software and Business Method Committee of IPO (Intellectual Property Owners Association)

GRUR, LES, VPP, FICPI, EPI

Publications

He is the co-author of Concise European Patent Law, a commentary on European intellectual property legislation.

Lectures & Seminars

He gives lectures on patent infringement law at the Kurt Härtel Institute of the FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany, as well as regularly lecturing and publishing works in the field of software patents in particular.

2009
2009 - 2014

Managing Partner of the firm

1999
1999 - today

Partner of the firm BARDEHLE PAGENBERG, Munich, Germany

1998
1998

Trainee with a US patent law firm in Menlo Park (CA), USA

1998

Trainee with a Japanese patent law firm in Osaka, Japan

1997
1997

Trainee with a Chinese patent law firm in Shanghai, China

1997

Registered with the French Patent Office (INPI) as a qualified IP practitioner

1997

Licensed to practice as a European Patent Attorney

1996
1996 - 2000

Resident partner at BARDEHLE PAGENBERG, Paris, France

1996 - 1997

Patent law studies (Diplomé en brevet d'invention) at Université Robert Schuman (CEIPI), Strasbourg, France

1996

Licensed to practice as a German patent attorney

1994
1994 - 1996

Law for Patent Attorneys at the FernUniversität, Hagen, Germany

1993
1993 - 1995

Trainee patent attorney at BARDEHLE PAGENBERG, Munich, Germany

1991
1991 - 1992

Technical assistant to the Head of the car body production automation division, RENAULT SA, Paris, France

1987
1987 - 1990

Scientific assistant at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, and at CNRS Lyon, France, in the fields of microprocessor design and digital image processing

1987 - 1988

Exchange Scholarship at I.N.S.A. (Institut National des Sciences Appliquées), Lyon, France

1982
1982 - 1990

Masters in Electrical Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) at the Technical University of Karlsruhe, Germany