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Patent Litigation & Licensing

Esther Pfaff


Dr. jur., Attorney-at-Law, LL.M. (University of London), Mediator (WIPO accredited)


Languages: English, French, German


Specialised in intellectual property law, in particular utility models and patents, supplementary protection certificates, pharmaceutical data protection and market exclusivity, unfair competition and competition law; organisation and coordination of Eu-wide litigation; international and domestic licensing and contract negotiations; arbitration and IP Mediation.


• Exklusivität und Zugang arzneimittelrechtlicher Zulassungsinformationen, Peter v. Lang Verlag, Nov. 2009
• “Status Update – The Bolar exemption 10 years after its implementation“, Patents & Licensing, March-April 2014, pg. 16 et seq.
• Bolar Exemptions – A Threat to the Research Tool Industry in the US and the EU?, IIC 3/2007, pg. 258 et seq.

University teaching positions

Since 2015 guest lecturer at the Summer/Winter School of Augsburg University for Japanese law.


Study of law at the University of Münster with an emphasis on international private and intellectual property law, 1999-2005; Extra-curricular studies at the University of Geneva in international contract law 2001-2002; First state examination in 2005; Master studies at the University of London, Queen Mary College, in Intellectual Property Law, Competition Law and South Asian Studies, 2005-2006; Research assistant and PhD student at the Institute for Information, Telecommunication and Media Law, Prof. Dr. Hoeren, University of Münster, 2006-2008; Legal training in Düsseldorf 2008-2010, inter alia at the Indo-German Chambers of Commerce in Chennai (India); Second state examination in 2010; with HOFFMANN EITLE since 2010.