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Dr. Steffen Steininger, M.Jur. (Oxford)


Dr. Steffen Steininger, M.Jur. (Oxford)
English, French, German
Practice Group
Intellectual Property

Steffen Steininger helps clients navigate through challenging IP issues successfully and efficiently. With a wealth of experience in patent infringement and validity litigation at all major German District and Appeals Courts, the German Federal Supreme Court, the German Patent Court, the EPO and courts in the UK, France, the Netherlands and Italy, Steffen tailors litigation strategies for both international companies and start-ups to offer the best results and use resources efficiently.

For his work Steffen can draw on a deep understanding of telecoms, life sciences and automotive industries. His comprehensive knowledge of patent litigation also helps Steffen to guide clients through the pitfalls of unfair competition litigation, the negotiation of licensing agreements and IP transactions. Steffen is also a sought after for his wealth of knowledge on the new Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court. Steffen heads our Munich patent litigation group.

JUVE, the leading German directory for law firms, has been listing Steffen for many years as "highly recommended" for patent litigation proceedings. iam 1000 calls him an "UPC expert" and lawyer who "has asserted the integrity of patents all the way up to the European Court of Justice". Wirtschaftswoche listed him in 2017 as one of only 20 German lawyers for the "first league of patents in Germany".

Steffen also heads Hogan Lovells Citizenship activities for Continental Europe. He studied law in Regensburg (Germany) and Paris (France). He received a Master's degree from the University of Oxford (UK) in 1999 and a Ph.D. in the area of international procedural law in Germany in 2002.

IP Star

Managing IP, 2017

Representative experience

Representing LGE in patent litigation proceedings in the telecommunication industry adverse to various NPEs.

Permanent advisor to Honeywell in patent litigation proceedings.

Representing Texas Instruments in high profile patent infringement and nullity proceedings against a patent licensing company relating to telecommunication standards.

Advising a major international automotive supplier in patent litigation (including preliminary injunction) proceedings against a competitor relating to brake systems.

Permanent advisor to a leading U.S. based pharmaceutical company regarding patent licensing and employee inventions.

Advising an international technology company re the acquisition/transfer of a patent portfolio including more than 2000 patent families.

Advising leading German mobile phone operator in patent litigation against non-practicing entity relating to UMTS standards; case went to German Federal Supreme Court.

Education and admissions


  • Dr. iur., University of Regensburg, 2002
  • Second State Exam in Law, Bavaria, 2002
  • M.Jur., University of Oxford, 1999
  • First State Exam in Law, University of Regensburg, 1998


  • German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)
  • Friends of the Max-Planck Institute for Intellectual Property Law
  • Association of Experts on Intellectual Property (VPP)


"Top league for patents in Germany"



IP Star

Managing IP


Recommended lawyer for Patents

Best Lawyers


Recommended lawyer for Patents

IAM 1000

2012 - 2017

Recommended lawyer for Patents

JUVE handbook


"Strong presence in the market"

Legal 500

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