Sebastian Fuchs

Managing Associate, Rechtsanwalt
UPC Representative

Sebastian Fuchs is a patent litigator in EIP's litigation team in Düsseldorf. He advises and represents domestic and international companies from various industries, most notably, electronics, telecommunications, automotive and pharma.

Sebastian’s areas of expertise in contentious patent matters include patent litigation at all relevant patent infringement courts in Germany. He regularly acts in disputes with a licensing background involving a FRAND defence. Sebastian is also skilled in pre-procedural evidence gathering (both applicant and defendant-sided) and the effective handling of "takedowns" in case of trade fairs.

In non-contentious matters, Sebastian regularly advises on the realisation of client interests in agreements (e.g. licensing, transfer of intellectual property and employee inventions), assessing the IP conformity of a method or product (Freedom to Operate Analysis) as well as on IP strategies.

Prior to joining EIP, Sebastian has worked for major international IP law firms. Having researched the Unitary Patent system for his thesis, Sebastian is well placed to advise clients on the new Unified Patent Court (UPC). He regularly publishes articles on the latest developments in patent law, e.g. at EIP Amar, our alliance created to support clients in litigation before the UPC.

Sebastian is a native German speaker and fluent in English.

Education and qualifications

  • 2016
    Second State Examination, Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf
  • 2015
    PhD degree (Dr. iur.), Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany
  • 2011
    First State Examination, Higher Regional Court of Hamm
  • 2006 — 2011
    Study of Law, Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster
  • 2004 — 2006
    Study of Law, Albert Ludwigs Universität Freiburg

Career history

  • 2020 — present
    Attorney-at-law, EIP
  • 2016 — 2020
    Attorney (Senior Associate) in Patent Litigation, Bird & Bird LLP, Düsseldorf
  • 2020
    Attorney (Senior Associate) in Patent Litigation / IP, Bird & Bird ATMD, Singapore
  • 2014
    Legal Trainee in Antitrust / IP Litigation, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, Hamburg
  • 2013 — 2014
    Legal Trainee in IP Litigation, Clifford Chance LLP, Düsseldorf
  • 2013
    Legal Trainee at Directorate General Internal Market and Services, European Commission, Brussels
  • 2013
    Legal Trainee with Presiding Judge at the Regional Court Ulrike Voss (now Higher Regional Court), Regional Court Düsseldorf, Civil Chamber
  • 2011 — 2012
    Research Assistant in IP Litigation and competition law, Clifford Chance LLP, Düsseldorf

Languages spoken

  • German
  • English


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