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박사 크리스토프 발케


2009년부터 파트너

Bleichstrasse 14
D-40211 Duesseldorf

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


상세 프로필

발케 박사는 RWTH 아헨 공대에서 전기공학을 전공하고, 통신 기술을 전문으로 하여 1999년에 우수한 성적으로 디플롬 엔지니어를 취득하였다. 그는 공간/코드/시간분할 다중 접속 무선 시스템을 주제로 RWTH 아헨 공대 고주파기술 연구소에서 박사과정을 계속하였고, 2002년에 박사학위를 우수한 평가를 바탕으로 취득하였다.

같은 해에 그는 COHAUSZ & FLORACK에서 지적 재산권 법률과 관련한 교육을 시작했다. 그는 뒤셀도르프 지방 법원, 독일 특허 상표청, 연방 특허법원에서 추가 교육을 받은 후, 2006년에 독일 변리사 및 유럽 특허청과 유럽연합 지적 재산권 특허청(EUIPO)의 전문 대표로 공인되었다. 발케 박사는 2006년 8월부터 COHAUSZ & FLORACK의 변리사로 일하고 있고 2009년에는 파트너가 되었다.

발케 박사는 모든 지적 재산권 문제에 고객을 대변한다. 그는 특히 국내외 특허 출원 준비와 특허 출원의 심사를 전문으로 다루고, 무효 절차, 기술적으로 복잡하고 표준 관련 발명에 관한 일에 대해 주로 다룬다. 다른 초점은 특허 소송과 특허 풀의 독립 전문가로의 고문 활동을 들 수 있다. 또한 발케 박사는 기존 사업 분야의 회사 확장을 지원하고, freedom-to-operate searches (FTO) 와 실사 due-diligence (DD) 평가를 통해 새로운 사업 단위를 취득하는 데에 광범위한 경험을 가지고 있다.

그의 전문 기술 분야는 정보 통신 기술, 오디오 및 비디오 프로세싱, 데이터 처리 소프트웨어, 암호 수법 및 의료 기술을 포함한다.

발케 박사는 독일어와 영어를 구사한다.


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  • 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 drives his team's handling of cases very smoothly. We trust him because of his impressive wealth of experience in high-tech patent litigation."
  • IAM Global Leaders 2022
  • JUVE Patent Ranking 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 Germany 2021
  • JUVE Handbuch 2020/2021
    often recommended (“elegant and convincing”, competitor; all patent attorneys)
  • Wirtschaftswoche Ranking Patent Attorneys 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
    "(...) The ‘outstanding’ 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 2018