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As a German qualified attorney (“Rechtsanwalt”) and physicist (master degree), Klaus is a trial lawyer in the field of intellectual property law with a particular emphasis on patent litigation. In addition, he is advising on license agreements, research and development agreements, the law on employee inventions and issues relating to the protection of trade secrets. Based on his physics background and a corresponding in-depth understanding of complex technology he is holding a particular track record in litigating high-tech patents and patents on medical devices.  He acts for his clients before the national German courts, collaborates on opposition proceedings, and plans and coordinates multi-national litigation cases.

Klaus has been a member of the Board of the European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW) for seven years, the last two years as its President and currently serves as a member of the advisory board. In addition, he is President Elect of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) Germany and member of the Executive Board of the Munich IP Dispute Resolution Forum. He regularly publishes on questions of intellectual property law and gives presentations at lecture events on patent law topics.

Professional Memberships

-EPLAW, President

-LES, former Secretary

-AIPPI

-Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (German Physics Society)

-GRUR

-IPO

-VPP

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Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation - Germany
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Band 1

Klaus Haft is "an outstanding lawyer" according to an impressed market commentator, while a second interviewee confirms that "he is experienced in technology patent litigation and very thoughtful." He is the team's leading figure for protecting the clients' interests in patent infringement proceedings, design right enforcement and employee invention law disputes.

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Germany

Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation

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Spain

Intellectual Property: Copyrights

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