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Alexander Ritter

Associate
Baker & McKenzie Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern mbB

Biography

Alexander Ritter is a senior associate in the Intellectual Property group in Munich. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Alexander worked for a renowned German patent litigation firm. Having graduated with a degree in computer science as well as in law, his technical background allows him to advise clients on matters involving patent infringement and validity. He represents clients before the German infringement courts, the German Federal Patent Court, and the German and European patent offices.

Practice Focus

Alexander’s practice focuses on patent litigation, which includes infringement, nullity, cancellation and opposition proceedings. He advises and represents clients in matters related to patent law and utility model law. Alexander has experience in cases involving mobile communication, electronics, mechanics, biotechnology and chemistry. He also has in-depth knowledge in the field of computer-implemented inventions including operating systems, communication protocols and embedded systems.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Represented a Japanese manufacturer of audio products in a case relating to the MP3 standard, the case including complex questions of licensing, antitrust and patent law (software).

  • Represented a leading US healthcare company in infringement and validity proceedings in a pan-European dispute and coordinating the proceedings abroad (medical devices).

  • Represented a Nasdaq listed manufacturer of medical devices in patent infringement and nullity proceedings against a competitor (medical devices).

  • Represented a manufacturer of printer accessories in infringement and several EPO opposition proceedings (mechanical engineering).

  • Represented a mobile communication company in several patent infringement proceedings relating to operating systems and image compression (software).

  • Represented a European power supplier in EPO opposition proceedings (mechanical engineering).

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property & Copyright (GRUR) - Member
  • Licensing Executives Society (LES) - Member 
  • Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP) - Member

Admissions

  • German District Courts and Higher Regional Courts~Germany (2012)

Education

  • University of Trier (Diplom Informatik) (2010)
  • Oberlandesgericht (Zweites Staatsexamen) (2009)
  • University of Trier (Erstes Staatsexamen) (2006)

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German