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Bukow, Dr. Johannes W.
Direct Tel: +49 621 43298 6002
Tel: +49 621 43298 6000 Fax: +49 621 43298 6100

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 have ranked Dr. Bukow for many years (most recently again in Chambers Global 2022), citing sources in Chambers Global 2019 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 2020-2021 has recommended Dr. Bukow as a “Patent Star – Germany” for patent litigation in Germany. Legal 500 Deutschland has consistently recommended Dr. Bukow for patent litigation since 2014 and has done so again in their 2022 publication, again naming him a Leading Lawyer and a key member of the team. Who’s Who Legal  has consistently recommended Dr. Bukow for patent litigation in Germany since 2017 and has done so again in their 2021 rankings. The Best Lawyers in Germany/Handelsblatt (2022 Edition) ranked Johannes for both IP, Biotechnology Law and Life Sciences.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 2014-2022: Legal 500 Deutschland – "Leading Lawyer" for patent litigation
  • 2022: The Best Lawyers in Germany/Handelsblatt for Intellectual Property Law
  • 2021-2022: The Best Lawyers in Germany/Handelsblatt for Biotechnology Law and Life Sciences Practice
  • 2021: Individual recognition in IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals
  • 2017-2022: Recommended in Who's Who Legal - Germany: Patents
  • 2017-2021: Recommended by Managing IP for patent litigation in Germany
  • 2014-2021: Chambers Europe – ranked for patent litigation in Germany, where sources call him “an excellent attorney – very personable and smart” (Patent litigation in Germany, Chambers Europe, 2014)
  • 2013-2020: Chambers Global – ranked for patent litigation in Germany
  • 2014/2015 – 2019/2020: JUVE Handbook on Corporate Law Firms – “Frequently recommended for patent litigation”
  • 2015-2019: IAM Patent 1000 – recommended as individual for patent infringement cases
  • Handbuch des Patentrechts, Hrsg. Haedicke/Timmann, 1st edition, 2012, § 9 Einwendungen, pages 847 – 949 (available in Englisch “Patent Law – A Handbook“); 2nd edition, 2020, § 13 Einwendungen, pages 966 – 1111
  • 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)
  • 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)