Sönke Scheltz

Sönke Scheltz

Certified Intellectual Property Attorney

Sönke Scheltz

Certified Intellectual Property Attorney

Sönke Scheltz is advising clients on all aspects of intellectual property law, in particular patent law. He litigates patent infringement and nullity cases as well as drafts and negotiates contracts, in particular licence and R&D agreements.

According to Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers, Sönke Scheltz ranks as one of Germany’s best lawyers in 2022 in the field of Intellectual Property Law.

He speaks German and English.

Fields of Practice

  • Patent litigation
  • Licensing contracts
  • R&D agreements


Studied Jurisprudence at Kiel University specializing in commercial, antitrust and copyright law, First State Examination in law taken in 2008, practical training in Schleswig-Holstein, Second State Examination in law taken in 2010.

Attorney-at-law since 2010; secondment at the US-American commercial law firm Ulmer & Berne LLP in Cincinnati and Chicago in 2012; Certified IP attorney since 2015.

Joined Eisenführ Speiser (Hamburg) in 2016, previously as an attorney at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek (Düsseldorf) in the area of patent law.


  • German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)
  • Licensing Executives Society (LES)

Publications & Presentations

"Inescapable Opt-Out-Trap? Scope of the blocking effect of former national proceedings with regard to the withdrawal of an Opt-out of the exclusive competence of the Unified Patent Court (UPC)"

Article in Mitteilungen der deutschen Patentanwälte, Edition 01/2023, 4-7

Recent Case Law in German Patent Law 2017

published by Eisenführ Speiser


Schutz von Software bewahrt Wettbewerbsvorteile

MM Maschinenmarkt, Edition 21, 2014

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