Florian Schmidt-Bogatzky

Partner, Rechtsanwalt
UPC Representative

Florian is a highly experienced German and UPC patent litigator who has been involved in multiple patent infringement cases and campaigns, a lot of them relating to cross-border activities. His work also includes advice on related aspects such as FRAND strategies, obtaining evidence and preliminary measures such as preliminary injunctions. His focus is electronics, telecommunications, automotive and pharma. Florian filed one of the first complaints at the new Unified Patent Court.

Among other things Florian has been lead counsel in the patent litigations Broadcom vs Netflix, Broadcom vs Tesla and Sonos vs Google.

Florian has a teaching position for IP law at a university in Hamburg since 2007. He has a Master of Laws degree in Patent and Intellectual Property Law from The George Washington University, and is admitted to the New York State Bar. Florian speaks German and English.

Florian’s work has been repeatedly emphasized in rankings and legal industry publications as well as by clients.


  • Participating in defending a major telecom company against NPE IPCom series of proceedings (SEP and implementation patents).
  • Representing a Japanese electronics company and defending against claims by NPEs as well as competitors.
  • Representing a U.S. company as plaintiff in cases relating to chips and network equipment, and in defensive proceeding including enforcement activities.
  • Acting for an NPE in litigation involving AMR-WB technology.
  • Representing a producer of child security products in various cases against competitors (PI and regular actions)
  • Acting for a U.S. company in trademark and unfair competition disputes relating to advertising in Germany.
  • Representing an Asian company in proceedings relating to LEDs.
  • Negotiating license agreements in connection with transactions for a tech company.

Education and qualifications

Admitted to the State Bar of New York, 2000
  • 1999 — 2003
    Second State Examination, Hamburg Court of Appeal
  • 1998 — 1999
    LL.M in Patent and IP Law, The George Washington University
  • 1991 — 1997
    First State Examination, University of Göttingen

Career history

  • 2019 — present
    Partner, EIP
  • 2005 — 2019
    Counsel, Bird & Bird
  • 2003 — 2005
    Associate, Pohl & Partner

Languages spoken

  • German
  • English

Additional information

Memberships: GRUR; German-American Lawyers' Association; German-Japanese Lawyers' Association; American Bar Association.


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