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Fuchs, Stefan
Direct Tel: +49 711 1856 9008
Tel: +49 711 1856 9000 Fax: +49 711 1856 9100

Dr. Stefan G. Fuchs is a German qualified attorney (Rechtsanwalt) and Associate in Quinn Emanuel’s Stuttgart office. He joined the firm in 2019.

Stefan’s practice focuses on commercial and IP litigation with a particular emphasis on tech litigation. He handles complex litigation matters for clients in various industries and fields, including automotive, telecommunications, medical engineering and chemistry. Stefan has significant stand-up experience before the German courts at trial and appellate level as well as in opposition proceedings at the EPO.

Stefan’s patent litigation work notably includes securing an important injunction for an automotive OEM in an infringement action relating to engine control technologies. He also successfully represented a leading chemical company and a key manufacturer of medical devices in their patent litigation campaigns and is currently involved in defending several major tech companies against claims in infringement actions.

Stefan is a lead member of QE’s tech litigation team. He has extensive expertise in advising on strategies and technologies in high-stakes matters and bet-the-company litigation. He is currently pursuing recourse and damages claims for a key client in a major liability case and advises an automotive OEM on complex technical matters and litigation strategies.

Stefan graduated from the University of Freiburg. In 2019, he completed his legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Stuttgart (honored by the state of Baden-Württemberg as the second best in his year). He holds a Ph.D. in law (Dr. iur.) from Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg (Institute of Intellectual Property Law) and obtained an LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law at Queen Mary University of London.

Stefan is a member of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR) and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).

  • Higher Regional Court of Stuttgart, Germany
    (2nd State Examination, 2019)
  • Queen Mary University of London, UK
    (LL.M., with distinction, 2017)
  • Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Germany
    (Ph.D. in Law (Dr. iur.), summa cum laude, 2016)
  • Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Germany
    (1st State Examination, 2014)
  • Admitted to the German Bar (Rechtsanwaltskammer Stuttgart)
  • German
  • English
  • Freiburg Academy of Administration and Economics (Verwaltungs- und Wirtschafts-Akademie Freiburg e.V.)
    • Lecturer, 2015-2017
  • Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Germany
    Institute of Intellectual Property Law, Prof. Dr. Maximilian Haedicke
    • Academic assistant, 2014-2016
  • Fuchs, Stellungnahme G 1/15 der Grossen Beschwerdekammer des Europäischen Patentamts – Teilpriorität «entgiftet» Teil- und Stammanmeldungen, in sic! 2017, p. 388 et seq.
  • Fuchs, Giftige Teilanmeldungen und Teilprioritäten, Heymanns Schriften zum Patentrecht, Vol. 6 (Carl Heymanns Verlag, 2016)
  • Stief/Fuchs, Developments since Huawei Technologies v ZTE, in Managing IP (January 2017)
  • Stief/Fuchs, CJEU Requirements in FRAND Cases, in Managing IP (October 2016)
  • Stief/Fuchs, BGH “Filmscanner” Judgment Reviewed, in Managing IP (September 2016 )
  • Fuchs/Haedicke, Amicus-Curiae-Brief on the pending referral before EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal G 1/15
  • Haedicke/Fuchs, Geistiges Eigentum und Kartellrecht: Übungsfall: Patenkriege und der FRAND-Einwand, in JURA 2014, p. 305 et seq.