Gottfried Schüll

Bleichstraße 14
D-40211 Düsseldorf

Phone +49 211 90490-0
Fax +49 211 90490-49

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Patent Attorney
Partner since 1999

Career

  • Studied physics at the RWTH Aachen, specializing in solid-state physics, graduated as Dipl.-Phys. in 1991
  • Active in intellectual property law since 1992 
  • Since 1996 patent attorney and professional representative before the European Patent Office and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)

Memberships/further activities

Patentanwaltskammer, LES (long-term head of the German information technology working group), GRUR, epi, FICPI

Special areas of expertise

Patent law in the fields of

  • Information technology
  • Materials

Expertises

  • Electrical engineering, information technology and mechatronics
  • Mechanical engineering, chemical engineering and materials
  • Litigation

Recommendations

 

Detailed profile

Gottfried Schüll has handled hundreds of patent litigation and nullification proceedings over more than two decades. Admitted to the Federal Supreme Court, the Federal Patent Court and the German and European Patent Offices, he has represented clients in high-profile cases involving information and communications technology, electronics and semiconductor technology.

Starting with the game-changing MPEG-2 patent litigation, he is continuously involved in enforcing patents for the world’s technology leaders in the field of video compression. Gottfried presently represents a national investment fund active in international patent licensing related to contactless payment and a landline and mobile telecommunications company in pending cases against smartphone manufacturers. In the field of telecommunications, he also counselled one of the world’s largest market-capitalised companies in patent litigation and nullification proceedings against the four leading German internet service providers.

Representing his clients, he secured a fundamental verdict from the Federal Supreme Court confirming the protection of digital data products generated by a patented encoding process.

Gottfried is consistently recognised in JUVE’s patent category as one of Germany’s finest patent attorneys. He chaired the IT Working Group of the Licensing Executives Society Germany for 10 years and, based on his reputation in litigation matters, is frequently appointed as an independent court expert (by the Dusseldorf Appeals Court) as well as an arbitrator. As a frequent author and speaker, Gottfried regularly provides analyses on the German and European patent litigation landscape.

Gottfried Schüll obtained his degree in physics from RWTH Aachen University in 1991, specializing in solid-state physics. After starting his training in intellectual property law in 1992, he was accredited as a German patent attorney and representative before the European Patent Office as well as the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in 1996. Gottfried Schüll joined COHAUSZ & FLORACK in 1997 and was made a partner in 1999.

Gottfried Schüll speaks German, English and French.

Publications

Gottfried Schüll
Das EuGH-Urteil Huawei vs. ZTE – mit FRAND-Bedingungen zur schnellen Einigung bei SEPs?
Juve Handbuch 2018/2019

Gottfried Schüll
SEPs in German courts
IAM Yearbook 2019


Gottfried Schüll
German chapter

Patents in Europe 2018/19
, a supplement to Intellectual Asset Management, published by Globe Business Media Group - IP Division’


Gottfried Schüll et al.
Roundtable - The UPC springs back to life
Intellectual Asset Magazine issue 82, published by Globe Business Media Group - IP Division


Gottfried Schüll et al.
Roundtable - Europe’s patent landscape post-Brexit
Intellectual Asset Magazine issue 81, published by Globe Business Media Group - IP Division


Gottfried Schüll
Software patents and red pigeons
IAM Yearbook 2017, a supplement to Intellectual Asset Management, published by Globe Business Media Group - IP Division


Gottfried Schüll
Patentverwerter - Gleichberechtigte Marktteilnehmer
Festschrift 80 Jahre Patentgerichtsbarkeit in Düsseldorf, Carl Heymanns Verlag 2016


Gottfried Schüll
German chapter

Patents in Europe 2016/7
, a supplement to Intellectual Asset Management, published by Globe Business Media Group - IP Division’


Gottfried Schüll
Getting to grips with the UPC ‘patent zoo’
IAM Yearbook 2016: Building IP in the 21st Cenury, a supplement to Intellectual Asset Management, published by Globe Business Media Group - IP Division’


Gottfried Schüll, Dr. Arwed Burrichter
Europe's litigation powerhouse
(Interview)
Intellectual Asset Management issue 74, published by Globe Business Media Group - IP Division
 


Gottfried Schüll, Erik Schäfer, Ulrike Alice Ulrich, Mathias Karlhuber
Business Brief Germany

World IP Review Annual 2015
 


Gottfried Schüll
Let's fall in love with the German language

The IP Media Group
, IAM Yearbook 2015 


Gottfried Schüll
Patents in Europe 2015/2016 - Germany

The IP Media Group
, Patents in Europe 2015/2016 


Gottfried Schüll
Contribution of IP rights to economic performance in Germany: a prototype?
IAM Magazine, IP Value 2014


Gottfried Schüll, Erik Schäfer, Ulrike Alice Ulrich, Mathias Karlhuber
Business Brief Germany

World Intellectual Property Review Annual 2014
 

Gottfried Schüll
Patents in Europe 2012/2013 - Germany
IAM Magazine, Patents in Europe 2012/2013


Gottfried Schüll
Unterlassungsansprüche können wettbewerbswidrig sein

PLATOW Brief Recht vom 13.11.2013


Gottfried Schüll
Digital Data products: no end to patent piracy
IAM Magazine, IP Value 2013


Gottfried Schüll, Erik Schäfer, Ulrike Alice Ulrich, Mathias Karlhuber
Business Brief Germany

World of IP Review 2013 Annual
 


Gottfried Schüll
Federal Supreme Court rules on infringement of data coding patents
IAM Magazine, August 2012


Gottfried Schüll
European Patent Court: under attack from friendly fire?

IAM Magazine, 09 May 2012
 


Gottfried Schüll
The Dusseldorf World Patent Court?

IAM Magazine, April 2012
 


Gottfried Schüll
Apple v Samsung: considering design and unfair competition

IAM Magazine, Februar 2012
 


Gottfried Schüll, Nazim Söylemezoglu
For your billing consideration: the Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz

IP Value 2012
 


Gottfried Schüll
Patents in Europe 2011/2012 - Germany

Patents in Europe 2011/2012
 


Gottfried Schüll, Nazim Söylemezoglu
Apple v Samsung: the German Tab Decision

IAM Magazine, November/Dezember 2011
 


Gottfried Schüll
Finding a way through the EU patent litigation maze

IAM Magazine, July/August 2011
 


Gottfried Schüll
Statutory attorney fees: thou shalt not lie

IAM Magazine, 25 May 2011
 


Gottfried Schüll
A new IP era in Europe - consensus gentium

IAM Magazine, 30 Mar 2011
 


Gottfried Schüll
Patent litigation: the rejected cornerstone?

IP Value 2011
 


Gottfried Schüll
A new IP era in Europe?

IAM Magazine, 08 Dec 2010
 


Gottfried Schüll
German Federal Court of Justice reaffirms commonsense approach to patent translations

IAM Magazine, 08 Sep 2010
 


Gottfried Schüll
And the Academy Award for best IP venue goes to...

IP Value 2010
 


Gottfried Schüll
A FRANDly dud - patent smurfs defeated

IAM Magazine, Issue 37 September/October 2009
 


Gottfried Schüll
Parliament adopts cautious modernisation of IP law

IAM Magazine - International Report, 2 September 2009
 


Gottfried Schüll
Supreme Court confirms FRAND jurisdiction

IAM Magazine - International Report, 13 May 2009
 


Gottfried Schüll
Olanzapin decision further strengthens patent enforcement practice
IAM Magazine - International Report, 14 Jan 2009

 


Gottfried Schüll
Of patent trolls and patent smurfs

IP Value 2009
 


Gottfried Schüll
Are patent trolls waiting at the gates?

IAM Magazine - International Report, 11 Jun 2008
 


Gottfried Schüll
Judge Thomas Kühnen is appointed chair of leading German IP

IAM Magazine - International Report, 20 Feb 2008
 


Gottfried Schüll
Cheaper patents for all as France ratifies London Agreement

IAM Magazine - International Report, 13 Feb 2008
 


Gottfried Schüll
Forschungs- und Entwicklungsverträge in Wissenschaft und Technik
Heidelberger Kolloquium Technologie und Recht 2003, Sonderdruck

 

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