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Dr. Christoph Walke

Abogado de patentes | European Patent Attorney | UPC Representative

Socio desde 2009

Bleichstraße 14
D-40211 Düsseldorf

Teléfono +49 211 90490-0
Fax +49 211 90490-49

mail@cohausz-florack.de

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El Dr. Walke cursó los estudios de ingeniería eléctrica con especialidad en tecnología de telecomunicaciones en la Universidad Técnica de Aquisgrán (diplomado en ingeniería con mención especial en 1999). A continuación se doctoró en el Instituto de Tecnología de Alta Frecuencia de la Universidad Técnica de Aquisgrán en sistemas de radio con acceso múltiple en la división de espacio, código y tiempo (finalizó su doctorado en ingeniería con mención especial en 2002).

Ese mismo año comenzó su formación en propiedad industrial en COHAUSZ & FLORACK, que compaginó con otros cursos en el tribunal territorial de Düsseldorf, en la Oficina Alemana de Patentes y Marcas y en la Corte Federal de Patentes. En 2006 finalizó su formación como abogado de patentes en Alemania y como representante autorizado ante la Oficina de Propiedad Intelectual de la Unión Europea (EUIPO). El Dr. Walke trabaja en COHAUSZ & FLORACK desde agosto de 2006 en calidad de abogado de patentes y de socio desde 2009.

Aquí asesora a empresas nacionales e internacionales en materia de propiedad industrial. Cuenta con especial experiencia en la gestión y seguimiento de solicitudes de patente (nacionales e internacionales) y en procedimientos relativos a la estabilidad jurídica de patentes concedidas, sobre todo en el ámbito de las invenciones técnicamente complejas y relevantes para el estándar. Asimismo, entre sus especialidades también figuran la representación en procedimientos de infracción de patente y la actividad como perito independiente para agrupaciones de patentes. El Dr. Walke también posee mucha experiencia en la asistencia mediante investigaciones de la libertad de acción y la diligencia debida a empresas en plena expansión de sus áreas de negocio o que están adquiriendo nuevas áreas de negocio.

Entre sus especialidades técnicas figuran la tecnología de telecomunicaciones, procesamiento de audio y vídeo, procesamiento de datos, software, criptografía y tecnología médica.

El Dr. Walke habla alemán e inglés.

Recomendaciones

  • 2024 Legal Allstars Award (Wirtschaftswoche)
    Ranked as one of the three best German patent attorneys
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2024
    "Client-oriented, service-oriented, excellent quality of work, fast and efficient. Perfect technical understanding."
  • Who’s Who Legal - Patents 2024
  • JUVE Patent 2023
    “strategic allrounder”, “knowledgeable with a great service mentality and very good in oral hearings”, “outstanding in mobile communications” (competitors)
  • Wiwo TOP-Anwalt 2023
  • IAM Patent 1000 2023
    “Christoph Walke is first class in terms of the quality of his work, his technical understanding and his client focus. His work product is precise, his knowledge is remarkable and his social manners are refined. He simply delivers excellence. He constantly optimises clients’ portfolios with an eye to the enforcement landscape. He has very deep expertise in complex ICT patents and more than 10 years’ experience in SEPs. He makes very convincing court appearances. Working with Christoph guarantees smooth cooperation between in-house teams and attorneys.”
  • Patent Star 2023 (IP Stars)
  • Who’s Who Legal - Patents 2023
  • Leaders League 2023
    (...) highly recommended for patent prosecution and recommended for patent litigation (…)
  • Managing IP Award 2023 - Germany Practitioner of the Year
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2023
    "Very competent and flexible."
  • Legal 500 Deutschland 2023
  • Who's Who Legal 2022 (Patents)
  • IAM Global Leaders 2023
  • Wiwo TOP-Anwalt 2022
  • JUVE Patent 2022
    “an ace in the courtroom” (competitor)
  • IAM Patent 1000 2022
    "Christoph Walke understands the commercial criticality of strong patents and is very effective in helping clients leverage intangible assets for business benefits. Enganging extensivly in prosecution and disputes, he designs and implements sophisticated patent strategies."
  • Best Lawyers 2023
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2022
    "Christoph Walke drives the processing of the cases through his team very smoothly. We trust him because of his impressive track record in high-tech patent litigation.’
  • Legal 500 Deutschland 2022
    "Christoph Walke treibt die Bearbeitung der Fälle durch sein Team sehr geschmeidig voran. Wir vertrauen ihm wegen seines beeindruckenden Erfahrungsschatzes in Patentstreitigkeiten im Bereich HighTech."
  • IAM Global Leaders 2022
  • JUVE Handbuch 2021/2022
    “very competent and dedicated”, “prepares technical details very well” (clients)
  • IAM Patent 1000 2021
    “Dr Walke has particular expertise in attacking and defending patents in invalidity proceedings [...]. He has also extensive experience supporting companies in their expansion of existing business fields and the acquisition of new business units through freedom-to-operate searches and due diligence evaluations."
  • Best Lawyers 2022
  • The LEGAL 500 EMEA 2021
  • The LEGAL 500 Deutschland 2021
  • JUVE Handbuch 2020/2021
    oft empfohlen ("elegant u. überzeugend", Wettbewerber; alle Patentanwälte)
  • Wirtschaftswoche Ranking Patentanwälte 2020
  • IAM Patent 1000 2020
    "An exceptionally well-educated and trained communications technology guru, Christoph Walke is a master of the art of prosecution and portfolio management, with a gift for enhancing clients' competitive bite. He also shines in litigations, bringing an strong teamworking ethic and technical expertise."
  • IAM Global Leaders 2020
  • Best Lawyers 2021
  • The LEGAL 500 EMEA 2020
  • The LEGAL 500 Deutschland 2020
    'Hervorragende Expertise in technischen Fragen, schnelle Reaktionszeit, versetzt sich stets in die Bedürfnisse des Kunden, spricht die Sprache der Erfinder, versteht Management-Anforderungen.
  • IAM Patent 1000, 2019
    "(...) Outrageously talented communications guru Christoph Walke wins rave reviews from clients: “excellent on the technical side and very easy to work with”, he is “fantastic technically, communicates precisely and thinks outside the box”. “He has the ability to fit all of the cases his firm handles for us into one seamless litigation campaign – we count on him for our most technically demanding matters, especially concerning SEPs.” (...)"
  • Best Lawyers 2020
  • Chambers Europe und Chambers Global 2019
    Notable Practitioner
  • The LEGAL 500 Deutschland und EMEA, 2019
    "(...) Der 'hervorragende' Christoph Walke (...)"
  • IAM Patent 1000, 2018
    "(...) “His excellent technical knowledge in mobile radio communications, cryptography and image processing are of indispensable value for clients, as is his extensive experience conducting patent essentiality evaluations as an independent evaluator for patent pools. He has the talent to make technically challenging cases understandable for judges, which is of particular importance for campaigns that deal with complex and standard-essential inventions. His pleading in court is highly persuasive. He can flexibly adapt to any situation that may come up. (...)"
  • Best Lawyers 2019
  • Chambers Global 2018
    "(...) highly motivated” and “phrases things well, making good points to prevent arguments against you.”
  • Wirtschaftswoche 2018
  • The LEGAL 500 2018
    "(...) nicht nur technisch und juristisch hervorragend, sondern auch stark in der Kommunikation’. (...)"
  • Best Lawyers 2017 (in Kooperation mit dem Handelsblatt)