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Bukow, Dr. Johannes W.

Dr. Johannes W. Bukow



Dr. Johannes Bukow is a German qualified attorney (Rechtsanwalt) and Partner at Quinn Emanuel.

Dr. Bukow focuses on IP litigation, with a particular emphasis on patent litigation. His expertise includes working with clients and litigating patents in various industries involving the coordination of lawsuits in multiple jurisdictions.

Dr. Bukow also has specific experience regarding the interface of patents and antitrust laws (e.g., patents essential to industry standards and FRAND-defenses). He has pleaded numerous cases in the German patent infringement courts as well as in opposition proceedings at the EPO (including appeal proceedings), before the German PTO and the German Patent Court. 

He has significant experience in the area of border seizures.

Before joining Quinn Emanuel, he was an associate at both Allen & Overy LLP and at the IP boutique Schilling & Grosch. He graduated from Mannheim University and subsequently worked there as a research assistant at the Chair of Professor Dr. Rolf Sack. He obtained his doctorate degree from Mannheim University and his LL.M. from the University of Edinburgh. 

He was a lecturer in patent law at Freiburg University and he has contributed inter alia to the textbook Handbuch des Patentrechts (Hrsg. Haedicke/Timmann), which is also available in English (Patent Law Handbook, eds. Haedicke/Timmann).

Chambers has recognized Dr. Bukow, citing sources who say “[he is] an excellent attorney – very personable and smart.” Chambers Global 2013 noted that “Johannes Bukow was recently promoted to partner and continues to excel in patent litigation matters.” JUVE has recognized him as being “excellent in litigation.” IAM Patent 1000 (2015) says: “Johannes Bukow has “quickly established himself as an outstanding authority on standard-essential patent litigation”.”


  • State of Rhineland-Palatinate, Appellate Court Zweibrücken
    (2nd State Examination, 2004)

  • University of Mannheim
    (Ph.D. (Dr. iur.), 2002)

  • University of Edinburgh
    (LL.M., with distinction, 2000)

  • University of Kingston (London)
    (Foreign student, 1997)


The German bar (Rechtsanwaltskammer Karlsruhe)


  • German
  • English

  Prior Associations

  • Allen & Overy LLP, Mannheim, Germany:
    • Attorney at Law, 2007- 2010

  • Schilling & Grosch, Mannheim, Germany:
    • Attorney at Law, 2005- 2007

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Düsseldorf, Germany:
    • Trainee Attorney, 2004

  • Schilling & Grosch, Mannheim, Germany:
    • Trainee Attorney, 2002- 2004

  • University of Mannheim, Faculty of Law, Germany:
    • Assistant (full-time) at the Chair of Prof. Dr. Rolf Sack, 2000-2002


  • 2015: IAM Patent 1000 – recommended as individual for patent infringement cases (IAM Patent 1000 - The world's leading patent professionals, 2015)
  • 2015: Legal 500 Germany – “Frequently recommended for patent law: dispute resolution” (Legal 500 Germany, 2015)
  • 2014/2015: JUVE – “Frequently recommended for patent litigation” (JUVE handbook on corporate law firms, 2014/2015)
  • 2014: Legal 500 Germany – “Recommended for patent law: dispute resolution” (Legal 500 Germany, 2014)
  • 2014: Chambers Europe - Named “an excellent attorney – very personable and smart” (Patent litigation in Germany, Chambers Europe, 2014)
  • 2013 and 2014: Nomos - Expert in patent litigation (Nomos, Law Firms in Germany, 2014 and 2013)

Publications and Lectures

  • Handbuch des Patentrechts, Hrsg. Haedicke/Timmann, § 9 Einwendungen, pp. 847 – 949 (2012) (available in English: Patent Law Handbook, eds. Haedicke/Timmann (2012)
  • Praxishandbuch Know-how-Schutz (eds. Ann / Loschelder / Grosch), Verfolgung von Know-how-Verletzungen / Strafrechtlicher Teil, pp. 412 – 432 (2010)
  • Review: R. Hacon/J. Pagenberg, Concise European Patent Law, Mitteilungen der deutschen Patentanwälte, p. 383 (Heymanns, 2008)
  • Review: N. Godendorff, Schadensersatz wegen unberechtigter Verwarnung im Immaterial- und Wettbewerbsrecht, Mitteilungen der deutschen Patentanwälte, p. 575 (Heymanns, 2007)
  • Die Entscheidung GAT/LUK und ihre Konsequenzen – Vom Ende der Cross-Border-Injunctions, in: Grosch/Ullmann (Hrsg.), Festschrift for Tilman Schilling, pp. 59 – 71 (2007)
  • Verletzungsklagen aus gewerblichen Schutzrechten – Die internationale Zuständigkeit nach dem EuGVÜ bzw. der EuGVVO, Ph.D. thesis, Mannheim University, 321 pages (2003)

Professional Activities

  • Member of GRUR
  • Member of AIPPI
  • Lecturer in patent law at Freiburg University, 2010-2015
  • Regular speaker on patent law at international conferences (e.g. LESI)