Dr. Karsten Brandt  LUTZ | ABEL

Partner | Lawyer | Certified Specialist Lawyer for Intellectual Property Rights

Dr. Karsten Brandt

Dr. Karsten Brandt  LUTZ | ABEL

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With a focus on infringement proceedings in the areas of patent, trademark and copyright law, unfair competition, licensing and due diligence, Dr Karsten Brandt is active in intellectual property law. His clients include national and international companies in the fields of medical technology, mechanical engineering and the automotive supply industry.

Clients appreciate his legally and technically precise analysis and advice based on many years of experience.

  • Infringement proceedings in the fields of patents, trademarks and copyright
  • Unfair competition
  • Licensing
  • Due Diligence
  • Handelsblatt & Best Lawyers 2020 – 2022: One of the best lawyers for IP law in Germany
  • Partner at LUTZ | ABEL since 2020
  • Previously lawyer in a renowned law firm specialising in intellectual property law
  • Admission to the bar, 1993
  • Doctorate (Dr. jur.) in Munich
  • Law studies at the Universities of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Geneva and Munich
  • Many years of patent law advice and representation of American, Chinese as well as European clients in the field of medical and dental technology
  • Long-standing patent law advice and representation of European automotive suppliers
  • Legal advice and representation of Chinese clients in the field of design law


"One of the best lawyers for IP law in Germany"

Handelsblatt & Best Lawyers 2022


Intellectual Property Law

Overview of the costs of patent infringement and patent nullity proceedings in Germany

Since the beginning of 2021, a new cost regime regarding the legal fees for lawyers and courts applies in Germany. Roughly estimated, this will lead to a fee increase of 10 %. This article provides an overview.


Intellectual Property Law

The Federal Court of Justice applies its own standards on "novelty" (art. 54(2) EPC)

In its decision “Conditioning Method” ("Konditionierverfahren") of April 21, 2020 (Ref.: X ZR 75/18), the Federal Court of Justice overturned a judgement of the Federal Patent Court and upheld the German part of the European patent EP 1 495 486


Intellectual Property Law

Oral hearings before the Patent Senate of the German Federal Court of Justice during the Corona pandemic

The Patent Senate of the German Federal Court of Justice restricts physical access to the court room in oral proceedings. Only two attorneys are admitted for each party. All other in-terested persons are to participate online.