Dr. Katrin Gerstenberg is a German qualified attorney (Rechtsanwältin) and Counsel in Quinn Emanuel’s Mannheim office. She was admitted to practice in 2011.
Katrin focuses on IP litigation with a particular emphasis on patent litigation. Since joining the firm in 2011 she has been one of the lead attorneys in a number of high-profile cases, including complex matters for national and international clients covering a wide range of industries , i.e. IT, telecommunications, automotive and biotech.
She has in depth expertise in infringement proceedings as well as in SEP/FRAND litigation and has been a key player in the firm’s most demanding cases on chip design, processor technology and video and speech coding.
Katrin has represented clients before the major German patent infringement courts (Düsseldorf, Mannheim and Munich) at district court and appellate level and in nullity proceedings before the German Patent Court and the Federal Supreme Court.
Katrin also has particular experience with EPO opposition proceedings, before the Opposition Divisions and the Technical Boards of Appeal.
She holds degrees of the University of Freiburg (JD equivalent and Ph.D., summa cum laude).
Managing IP’s IP Stars named Katrin a Rising Star (2018-2020).
- Hanseatic Court of Appeal, Hamburg
(Second State Examination, 2011)
(PhD, Law (Dr. iur.), summa cum laude, 2009)
- University of Mannheim and Freiburg
(First State Examination, 2007)
- The German Bar (Rechtsanwaltskammer Karlsruhe)