Associate

Alexander Balan

Intellectual Property, Patent Litigation, Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Overview

Alexander Balan acts for a wide range of clients, particularly in the technology sector, involving patents, trademarks, trade secrets and licensing.

Experience

Patent / Trade Secrets and other Litigation

  • Assisted in representation of Japanese consumer electronics manufacturer in multiple German patent infringement cases against leading smartphone manufacturers. The cases involved coordination with parallel German invalidation proceedings and U.S. litigation.
  • Assisted in representation of Korean NPE in German SEP litigation against leading smartphone manufacturers. The cases involved coordination with parallel German invalidation proceedings and U.S. litigation.
  • Represented one of the world's leading chocolate manufacturers as defendant in patent infringement litigation; case involved monitoring independent evidentiary proceedings, asserting trade secrets, and enforcing trade secrets.
  • Representation of a German technology developer in the (re)performance and dispute of a contract for the development of a laboratory information system with the contractual partner.

Technology / M&A Transactions

  • Advised a preclinical stage biotechnology company focused on the development of curative gene therapies, including in negotiations with its contractual partner.
  • Assisting companies and investors in intellectual property transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, collaborations, joint ventures and other strategic business agreements.

Admissions

  • Düsseldorf, Germany

Languages

  • German
  • English
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