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 covers working with clients and litigating patents in various industries including 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 Europe and Chambers Global 2019 have ranked Dr. Bukow, citing sources who say “[he is] a very clever lawyer.” Previously, both Chambers Europe and Chambers Global 2017 noted that “Johannes Bukow has carved out a reputation as an accomplished patent litigator, and ascends the rankings due to favourable comments from peers and clients.” JUVE 2019/2020 has recognized him as being “highly recommended” for patent litigation in Germany. He is also ranked by IAM Patent 1000 2019 who say of him that he “brings a rare degree of academic achievement to bear alongside his talents as a litigator.” Managing IP 2019 for patent litigation in Germany recommended Dr. Bukow as a “Patent Star – Germany”. Legal 500 Deutschland has consistently recommended Dr. Bukow for patent litigation since 2014 and has done so again in their 2020 publication. Who’s Who Legal has consistently recommended Dr. Bukow for patent litigation in Germany since 2017 and has done so again in their 2020 rankings.