Dr. Friedrich Klinkert

Contact

Tel.: +49 (0) 69 972 65 60-30
Fax: +49 (0) 69 972 65 60-99
f.klinkert@klinkert.pro
Languages: German, English, French

Legal Field


Dr. Friedrich Klinkert, Partner, specializes in litigation matters relating to patents, trade secrets, copyrights and unfair competition. Strategic planning and implementation of complex and often multi-jurisdictional litigation is his core area of work. Furthermore, Dr. Friedrich Klinkert has extensive experience in procuring evidence from other jurisdictions for use in litigation in Germany.

Dr. Friedrich Klinkert leads the patent practice of Klinkert and is the firm's central contact for matters relating to unfair competition and protection of trade secrets.

  • Patent litigation matters in the areas of optics, LED's, semiconductors, medical devices, mechanics, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, electronic devices for aviation, automotive, electrical engineering, household goods, computer hardware and software;
  • Copyright litigation for clients in the entertainment industry, various pop artists, and clients manufacturing computer hardware and software;
  • Trademark infringement litigation with a focus on parallel import of pharmaceutical drugs from European countries;
  • More than 30 years of experience in combating counterfeited products across international borders in a variety of industries including entertainment, software, automotive, household and technical goods;
  • Comprehensive experience in product liability matters. He has defended manufacturers in more than 600 product liability cases throughout Germany;
  • Advising in intellectual property matters, including IT-outsourcing-, licensing- and technology transfer agreements and patent and trademark acquisition; advising business software solution providers, new media applications and B2B/B2C solution providers, as well as Internet-based industries.

Clients who have been advised by Dr. Friedrich Klinkert during his career include:

Abbott Laboratories, BioVison AG, BOV AG, Braas Lafarge, Breed Technologies, Bundesverband der Pharmazeutischen Industrie, Joe Cocker, DirecTV, EMC Corporation, General Motors, Genzyme Corporation, Heraeus, Indian Music Industry, International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, Michael Jackson, Key Safety Systems Inc., Menasha Corporation, Milupa, Mykrolis Corporation, Nutricia B.V., Osram AG, PhonoNet, Scott Fetzer Company, Schefenacker Vision, Schott, Sony Music Entertainment, Bruce Springsteen, Stada AG, Start Amadeus, Steris Corporation, Sumitomo, Team High Road, Tenneco Inc., Tenneco Automotive Deutschland GmbH, TicketCorner AG, Timken Company and University of California.

  • Dr. Friedrich Klinkert publishes and gives lectures on intellectual property topics.
  • Founding partner of Klinkert (2010);
  • Heymann & Partner (2007-2009);
  • Jones Day, built up the German IP group (2001 until 2006);
  • Graf von Westphalen Fritze & Modest in Frankfurt (until 2001), member of the managing board and leader of the IP practice;
  • Admission to the bar in 1980; University of Paris d'Assas and Frankfurt (French and German competition law), Dr. jur. 1983;
  • University of Frankfurt (Law and Sociology) First State Exam 1977, Second State Exam 1979.
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References

  • Handelsblatt (2018)
    Ranking in Germany's best Lawyers 2018
  • IAM 1000 (2018)
    Ranked in Patent Law
    • "Klinkert Rechtsanwälte’s Friedrich Klinkert matches exhaustive IP knowledge with commercial awareness and sound practical reasoning."
  • Legal 500 (2017)
    Ranked in Regional Firms: Business Law (Rank 2)
  • IAM 1000 (2017)
    Ranked in Patent Law
    • "Negotiating with Friedrich Klinkert won't be easy, it will be a fair encounter. You know that he will find a solution that works for both parties. He is extremely committed and has a top track record"