Düsseldorf, 08.07.2020 – At its session on 2 July, the Bundesrichterwahlausschuss (Federal Judge Election Committee) elected Dr. Tim Crummenerl as the new judge at the Federal Supreme Court of Germany. With his appointment, the Düsseldorf Regional Court is once again sending a patent law specialist to the highest German civil and criminal court.
In 1999, Dr. Crummenerl became a judge at the Düsseldorf District Court. He was seconded from the patent chamber at the Düsseldorf District Court to the patent senate at the Federal Supreme Court from 2005 to 2008. Since 2009 he has been presiding judge of a patent litigation chamber at the Düsseldorf District Court. Dr. Klaus Grabinski was the last of the Düsseldorf District Court judges to be appointed Federal Judge in the Patent Senate of the Supreme Court in 2009, where he now serves as Deputy Chairman.
"The selection of the Bundesrichterwahlausschuss underlines once again the important role that Düsseldorf plays as a patent law location in Germany. We are pleased that with Dr. Tim Crummenerl, another highly esteemed judge is now represented in Karlsruhe and we wish him all the best for his new task", says Gottfried Schüll, patent attorney and partner at Cohausz & Florack. The Düsseldorf District Court is the largest venue for patent infringement litigation in Germany. More than half of all patent infringement proceedings are initiated there. In 2019, the three court chambers in Düsseldorf specializing in patent law decided on more than 400 disputes. Düsseldorf has also been one of the leading global locations in this respect for decades.
A total of five women and five men were elected as new judges for the Federal Supreme Court:
Dr. Enno Bommel
Dr. Tim Crummenerl
Dr. Claudia Fischer
Dr. Sven Harms
Dr. Helmut Kreicker
Dr. Asmus Maatsch
Dr. Dorrit Selbmann
Dr. Angelika Walther
Picture Credits: Klaus Eppele – AdobeStock.com