Dr. Hans-Friedrich Loth

Education

Studies in law at the University of Bonn;

Legal clerkship / traineeship at the District Court of Düsseldorf, 1980 -1982

Thesis at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition Law and the LMU University of Munich on the subject “Novelty and Novelty Grace Period in Patent Law – German, French, British and European Law”  – summa cum laude, 1982 -1985

Head of Department European Patent Law at the Munich Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition Law, 1983 – 1986

Since 1986 working as a lawyer in the field of intellectual property rights protection, especially patent law

Managing co-partner of

  • LS-IP Loth & Spuhler Intellectual Property Law

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Dr. Hans-Friedrich Loth and his impetus to German and European case law

During his almost 30 years of consultative and legal services provided for national and international clients, Dr. Hans-Friedrich Loth frequently had the opportunity to give new impetus to case law regarding the further development in the field of intellectual property rights protection. In respect of the following range of judgments given by the Federal Constitutional Court and the Federal Court of Justice in connection with patent and utility model law, registered design law and competition law, Dr. Hans-Friedrich Loth represented the respective client at all instances in the majority of cases. The following survey shows only the court decisions which were published in professional journals. The number of cases which were represented by Dr. Hans-Friedrich Loth before the Federal Court of Justice in connection with patent and utility model law, registered design law and competition law starting with a representation at the first instance and which have not been published in professional journals, exceeds the number of cases shown below many times over. Although the number of court related cases (infringement proceedings, opposition proceedings and nullity proceedings) have never been counted, it can truly be said without any exaggeration that Dr. Hans-Friedrich Loth represented his clients in much more than 1000 cases in all court instances.

Among these litigations, Dr. Hans-Friedrich Loth also successfully conducted and coordinated a number of multi-jurisdictional infringement proceedings, e.g. 50 to 70 proceedings in the field of pregnancy test devices, ink cartridges as after sales products suitable for printers etc.

  1. Bundesverfassungsgericht (BVerfG)
  • BVerfG GRUR Int 2011, 69 – automatische Holzschneidemaschine/supranationale Hoheitsakte
  1. Bundesgerichtshof (BGH)
  • BGH GRUR 2015, 1091 – Verdickerpolymer I
  • BGH GRUR 2015, 927 – Verdickerpolymer II
  • BGH GRUR 2014, 852 – Begrenzungsanschlag II
  • BGH GRUR 2013, 1052 – Einkaufswagen III
  • BGH GRUR 2013, 912 – Walzstraße
  • BGH GRUR 2013, 830 – Bolerojäckchen
  • BGH BeckRS 2013, 17571 – Kuppeleinrichtungen mit Medienanschlüssen
  • BGH GRUR 2012, 1139 – Weinkaraffe
  • BGH GRUR 2012, 753 – Tintenpatrone III
  • BGH GRUR 2012, 485 – Rohrreinigungsdüse
  • BGH GRUR 2012, 540 – Rohreinigungsdüse II
  • BGH BeckRS 2012, 07173 – Antrieb für Torblatt
  • BGH BeckRS 2012, 07172 – Begrenzungsanschlag
  • BGH GRUR 2011, 701 – Okklusionsvorrichtung
  • BGH GRUR 2011, 37 – Walzgerüst II
  • BGH GRUR 2010, 992 – Ziehmaschinenzugeinheit II
  • BGH GRUR 2010, 904 – Maschinensatz
  • BGH GRUR 2010, 602 – Gelenkanordnung
  • BGH BeckRS 2010, 28443 – Walzgerüst
  • BGH GRUR 2009, 1039 – Fischbissanzeiger
  • BGH BeckRS 2009, 15995 – Auskunft über Tintenpatronen
  • BGH BeckRS 2009, 02615 – Schwangerschaftstestgerät
  • BGH GRUR 2007, 778 – Ziehmaschinenzugeinheit
  • BGH GRUR 2006, 962 – Restschadstoffentfernung
  • BGH GRUR 2005, 414 – Russisches Schaumgebäck
  • BGH GRUR 2002, 616 – Meißner Dekor
  • BGH GRUR 2001, 770 – Kabeldurchführung II
  • BGH GRUR 2001, 446 – 1-Pfennig-Farbbild
  • BGH GRUR 2001, 54 – SUBWAY/Subwear
  • BGH GRUR 1997, 454 – Kabeldurchführung
  • BGH GRUR 1996, 757 – Tracheotomiegerät
  • BGH GRUR 1992, 157 – Frachtcontainer

Publications

Author of a standard law book on the German Utility Model Act, publishers C. H. Beck, 2001, 750 pages, is currently being revised for next edition 2016;

Co-author of the Beck online law book on patent law – legal commentary regarding Sec. 14 of the German Patent Act / Art. 69 EPC (scope of protection) and Section 15 of the German Patent Act (licensing), new edition summer 2016, publishers Vahlen / Beck;

Co-author of the Munich joint law book on the European Patent Convention, publishers Heymanns;

Author of a law book on case law relating to slavish imitation (Unfair Competition Act), currently in preparation for publication in 2016;

In addition, many publications on special issues, mostly related to patent law;

Conduct of seminars, e.g. on the subject of patent infringement litigation together with Dr. Thomas Kühnen, Presiding Judge of the Patent Senate at the Court of Appeal of Düsseldorf.