Volkmar Henke

Dipl.-Phys. Dr. jur.

Volkmar Henke

Attorney-at-Law
Certified Intellectual Property Attorney

Dipl.-Phys. Dr. jur.

Volkmar Henke

Attorney-at-Law
Certified Intellectual Property Attorney

Volkmar Henke is litigator and has outstanding professional experience in patent infringement cases as well as in licensing negotiations (especially in the fields of telecommunication, semiconductors and circuit design, electrical engineering, image processing and audio coding). He provides advice for complex patent litigation cases to large and medium-sized companies. Thus, he not only continuously represents his clients before the German patent litigation chambers (in particular Mannheim and Düsseldorf) and nullity senates (Federal Patent Court, Federal Court of Justice), but he also coordinates substantial international campaigns that are negotiated in parallel in multiple jurisdictions.

Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers ranks Volkmar Henke as one of Germany’s best lawyers 2019 in the field of Intellectual Property Law.

IAM Patent 1000 recommends robust enforcer (2017) Volkmar Henke as an individual in the field of infringement. He has a robust understanding of procedural issues and pleads with poise (2018). Volkmar Henke is pleasant to work with, reliable and able to achieve courtroom success (2019).

Volkmar Henke speaks German, English and French.

Fields of Practice

  • Patent litigation
  • Licensing law, especially in the fields of telecommunication, semiconductors and circuit design, electrical engineering, image processing and audio coding

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Studied Physics and Philosophy in Hamburg and Paris (Université de Paris XI), specializing in elementary particles, high-energy physics and cosmic radiation. Master’s degree in Physics in 1994.

Studied Jurisprudence, completed his practical training in Law and obtained his juridical doctorate in Hamburg, Munich (European Patent Office) and Freiburg, specializing in civil procedure law, IP and patent law; research assistant at White & Case. Doctorate awarded in 2004, Second State Examination in Law 2005.

1995-2000: lecturer in Physics at the University of Hamburg. Attorney at Eisenführ Speiser since 2005.

Author of “Die Erfindungsgemeinschaft” (Co-owned Inventions), Carl Heymanns Verlag 2005.

Memberships

  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR),
  • Hanseatic Bar Association Hamburg

Publications & Presentations

Joint Excercise of Intellectual Property Rights

Vortrag/Lecture, St. Petersburg International Legal Forum, May 2019
 

Art. 64, Vor Art. 142 (Unitary Patent und UPC), Vor Art. 164-178 in: "Benkard: Europäisches Patentübereinkommen"

(Commentary to the European Patent Convention), edited by Jochen Ehlers and Ursula Kinkeldey, 3rd ed. 2019; München

Standard-essential patents and FRAND licensing in Europe

IAM Patents in Europe 2018/19

"Is SEP licensing up to standard?"

IAM Magazine Roundtable, Issue 90

Recent Case Law in German Patent Law 2017

hrsg. von Eisenführ Speiser

Anmerkung zu BGH X ZR 85/14 "Ausgleichszahlung für Nutzung durch Mitinhaber"

Mitteilungen der deutschen Patentanwälte, Ausgabe 9/2017, S. 420

Recent Case Law in German Patent Law 2016

hrsg. von Eisenführ Speiser

Recent Case Law in German Patent Law 2015

hrsg. von Eisenführ Speiser

Erste Rezeption des EuGH-Urteiles "Huawei-ZTE" durch die Instanzgerichte

Mitteilungen der deutschen Patentanwälte, Ausgabe 02/2016, Seite 62

Anmerkung zu BGH X ZR 43/13- ­„Rotorelemente“ und BGH X ZR 101/13- ­„Polymerschaum II“

Mitteilungen der deutschen Patentanwälte, Ausgabe 8-9/2015, Seite 376

Standard Essential Patents in German Patent Litigation

Contribution to conference GCR Live IP & Antitrust on 4 June 2015 in Brussels

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Recent Case Law in German Patent Law 2014

hrsg. von Eisenführ Speiser

Recent Case Law in German Patent Law 2013

hrsg. von Eisenführ Speiser

Patent enforcement as a violation of antitrust law: EU Commission decisions in Samsung and Motorola

Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice 2014, doi: 10.1093/jiplp/jpu189

Patentdurchsetzung als Kartellrechtsverstoß. Die Entscheidungen der EU-Kommission in Sachen Samsung und Motorola

Grace period for patents

Internationale Vereinigung für den Schutz des Geistigen Eigentums (AIPPI) – Berichte der Deutschen Landesgruppe für die Sitzung des Geschäftsführenden Ausschusses der AIPPI vom 5.–11.9.2013 in Helsinki, Finnland, GRUR Int. 2013, 759

Patent Litigation in Germany, American Bar Association

Section of Litigation – Intellectual Property Litigation Committee, Spring 2013 newsletter

Der FRAND-Einwand: Aktuelle Entwicklungen in Deutschland und im Ausland, Vortrag auf dem Fachforum Patent- und Prozessrecht

IZG Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Geistiges Eigentum an der Universität Mannheim, 15. März 2012.

Inventorship for multinational inventions involving IP-issues resulting from outsourcing - the Europan perspective

Invited panel contribution at the AIPPI Forum und Exco 2011 (Workshop 5)

Die Verwertung gemeinschaftlicher gehaltener Patente

Vortrag bei der GRUR-Bezirksgruppe Berlin und Nord in den Jahren 2010 und 2011

Der Durchschnittsfachmann im Zusammenhang mit dem Erfordernis der erfinderischen Tätigkeit im Patentrecht

Introductory Speech for the plenary session at the AIPPI Forum und Exco 2009 (Q 194 BA) im Oktober 2009 in Buenos Aires

Der Einfluss der Mitinhaberschaft an Rechten des geistigen Eigentums auf deren Verwertung (Q194-BA), – Fortsetzung von GRUR Int. 2007, 503

GRUR Int 2009, 818. (V. Henke et al.)

Interessengemäße Erfindungsverwertung durch mehrere Patentinhaber – „Gummielastische Masse II“ und seine Auswirkungen

Der Einfluss der Mitinhaberschaft an Rechten des Geistigen Eigentums auf deren Verwertung (Q 194)

GRUR Int 2007, 503. (V. Henke et al.)

Patent litigation: Basic principles and some selected ‘hot topics’ / Current developments in European patent law

Seminars at the Riga Graduate School of Law im Jahre 2007

Patent litigation: Basic principles and some selected ‘hot topics’ / Current developments in European patent law

Seminars at the Riga Graduate School of Law im Jahre 2007

Verwertungsbefugnisse in Erfindungsgemeinschaften: Die Lage nach Gummielastische Masse II

Vortrag bei der GRUR-Bezirksgruppe Südwest im Mai 2006

Die Erfindungsgemeinschaft

Heymanns, Köln u.a. 2005

Patent Protection for Computer-Implemented Business Processes under European Law

ILS – International Legal Strategy, 2001, Vol. X – 1, 66. (zusammen mit C. Rohnke)

A search for gamma radiation above 24 TeV energy from cosmic point sources

Astroparticle Physics, Volume 4, Issue 1, 1-13 (1995). (V. Henke et al., HEGRA-Kollaboration)

Search for isotropic gamma radiation of cosmological origin between 65 and 200 TeV

Phys.Lett. B 347, 161 (1995). (A. Karle et al., HEGRA-Kollaboration)