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Kommer, Jerome

Jérôme Kommer

Partner

  Biography

Jérôme Kommer is a partner in Quinn Emanuel’s Munich and Mannheim offices. Jérôme’s expertise as a German qualified attorney (Rechtsanwalt) covers all aspects of complex patent litigation, including the coordination of international litigation efforts. He represents the firm’s clients both in infringement and invalidity proceedings across a range of technologies, including telecommunications, IT, automotive engineering, medical products, and pharmaceuticals. He has pled cases before the German patent infringement courts at trial and appellate level, in opposition proceedings at the EPO and in nullity actions before the German Patent Court and the Federal Supreme Court, involving, for example, UMTS network access technologies, speech coding, software interface architectures, and radiation therapy devices. Jérôme has extensive experience in disputes involving FRAND licensing and standards, as well as the patentability of software. He teaches patent law at the University of Mannheim.

Managing IP's IP Stars 2017 recommended Jérôme Kommer for patent litigation in Germany because of his "good understanding of law and technology", quoting a client who says he has an "excellent work ethic and produce excellent results", adding that he is "… always accessible, highly efficient and professional." In 2018, IP Stars calls him a “Rising Star”.

  Representative Clients

  • Daimler
  • Google
  • Qualcomm
  • Varian

  Notable Representations

  • Qualcomm against Apple in patent litigation.
  • Global fabless semiconductor company against its main competitor in patent litigation.
  • Leading developer of semiconductor packaging technology against leading global semiconductor fabless manufacturer in patent litigation.
  • Varian  against Elekta in patent litigation involving radiotherapy devices and methods.
  • Google and Motorola Mobility in patent litigation against Microsoft involving patents relating to mobile operating systems.
  • IPCom in patent litigation involving patents essential to various mobile telecommunications standards against HTC, Deutsche Telekom, Nokia, and Apple.

  Education

  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law
  • (Boalt Hall, LL.M., 2010)

  • District Court Mosbach
  • (Legal Clerkship, 2007-2009)
  • (Second State Examination, 2009)

  • University of Heidelberg
  • (Law Study, 2002-2007)
  • (First State Examination, 2007)

  Admissions

The State Bar of Baden (Rechtsanwaltskammer Karlsruhe)

  Languages

  • English
  • German

  Prior Associations

  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law:
    • Research Assistant to Prof. Paul Schwartz, 2009-2010

  • Allen & Overy LLP:
    • Trainee (Referendar), Research Assistant, 2009

  • Clifford Chance LLP:
    • Trainee (Referendar), 2008

  • University of Heidelberg, Forschungsgruppe Bundessteuergesetzbuch:
    • Research Assistant to Prof. Dr. Paul Kirchhof, 2003-2004

  Awards

  • “Rising Star“, IP Stars 2018

Publications and Lectures

  • "Unwired Planet“ im deutschen und globalen Kontext", Mannheimer Patenttage 2017, 12.10.2017
  • "Study Question (Patents) 2017 – Patentability of Computer Implemented Inventions", Berichte der Deutschen Landesgruppe für den Weltkongress der AIPPI 2017 in Sydney, Australien, GRUR Int. 2017, 713, with Heiko Dumlich, Jochen Ehlers, Michael Fleuchaus, Stephan Freischem, Jan Freialdenhoven, Robin Keulertz, Rainer Kuhnen, Matthias Rößler, Stefan Schohe
  • "Big Data, products & processes: being a German patentee in the era of the Rezeptortyrosinkinase decisions", IPKat, 24.05.2017, available at http://ipkitten.blogspot.de/2017/05/big-data-products-processes-being.html
  • “Best Practices for Validity Procedures in Europe”, Uppdragshuset Innovation Day Seminar 2016, 24.08.2016
  • “Bündel- oder Einheitspatent? (oder doch nationale Patente?)”, 8th Mannheim IP Forum, 03.07.2015
  • “Are the Courts Running Wild? Judicial Activism in a Comparative Analysis” StudZR 1/2006, 69

Professional Activities

  • Member, GRUR
  • Member, DGRI
  • Member, DAV
  • Member, FORUM Junge Anwaltschaft