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Kommer, Jerome
Direct Tel: +49 621 43298 6013, Direct Fax: +49 621 43298 6100
Mannheim
Tel: +49 621 43298 6000 Fax: +49 621 43298 6100
Munich
Tel: +49 89 20608 3000 Fax: +49 89 20608 3100

Jérôme Kommer is a partner in Quinn Emanuel’s Munich and Mannheim offices. Jérôme’s expertise 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 pleaded cases before the German patent infringement courts at district court 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.

Jérôme holds degrees of the University of Heidelberg (JD equivalent) and the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (LL.M.).

Legal 500 ranked Jérôme in 2020 as a “core attorney” of the team. Managing IP’s IP Stars ranked him as a Rising Star (2018) and a Notable Practitioner (2020). Called a “young big-hitter” by JUVE, Germany’s leading legal publication, Jérôme is recommended in JUVE Patent in particular for his coordination of the joint defense group in the Daimler connected car cases. Clients recommend his "good understanding of law and technology", and say that he has an "excellent work ethic and produce[s] excellent results", adding that he is "… always accessible, highly efficient and professional“ (Managing IP's IP Stars 2017).

  • Daimler
  • Google
  • Qualcomm
  • Varian
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • The State Bar of Baden (Rechtsanwaltskammer Karlsruhe)
  • English
  • German
  • 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
  • Legal 500 – Recommended for Patent Litigation (2020)
  • Managing IP's IP Stars – ranked as a "Rising Star" (2018), and as a "Notable Practitioner" (2020)
  • JUVE 2020-2021 - Ranked
  • JUVE Patent 2021 - Recommended
  • "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
  • Member, GRUR
  • Member, DGRI
  • Member, DAV
  • Member, FORUM Junge Anwaltschaft