Christof Höhne

Partner, Rechtsanwalt
Düsseldorf
UPC Representative*

Christof is an attorney-at-law and head of the Düsseldorf office. The main focus of his work is patent litigation with particular expertise in the fields of electronics, pharmaceuticals and mechanical engineering. He also represents clients, alongside patent-attorneys, in parallel opposition and nullity proceedings before the European Patent Office, Federal Patent Court and Federal Supreme Court.

Before joining EIP, Christof worked in the patent litigation team of Bird & Bird LLP and Taylor Wessing, where he was appointed partner in 2015.

Christof holds a Law degree from the University of Constance and is a Certified Specialist in Intellectual Property Law (Fachanwalt für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz). He speaks German and English.

Education and qualifications

  • 2015
    Certified Specialist in Intellectual Property Law (Fachanwalt für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz)
  • 2009
    PhD in Law (Dr.iur), University of Düsseldorf
  • 2005 — 2007
    Law clerkship, Higher Regional Court Düsseldorf
  • 2003
    LL.M. (Intellectual Property Law), Nottingham-Trent-University
  • 1997 — 2002
    Law Studies, University of Constance

Career history

  • October 2017 — present
    Attorney-at-law, EIP
  • March 2012 — September 2017
    Attorney-at-law, Taylor Wessing
  • June 2007 — February 2012
    Attorney-at-law, Bird & Bird
  • December 2003 — March 2005
    Research assistant, Bird & Bird

Languages spoken

  • German
  • English

Additional information

Member of European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW) and GRUR.

* UPC Representatives will have the qualifications to be entitled to act as UPC Representatives when the Unified Patent Court (UPC) opens in June 2023