Partner

Dr. Anton Horn

Languages
German, English, Spanish, Italian
Consulting focuses
  • Patent Law
  • Industrial Property Law
  • Protection of Trade Secrets
  • Automotive

Vita

  • Member of the preliminary examination committee "Certified Specialist Lawyer in Intellectual Property Law" of the Düsseldorf Bar Association
  • Certified Specialist Lawyer in Intellectual Property Law
  • Head of the Global Patent Law Practice Group of the World Services Group
  • Admitted to the Bar since 1999
  • Education and former activities
  • Business law firm in Mexico City 1998-1999
  • Research Assistant at the Institute for International Law of the University of Munich 1997-1998
  • Legal Trainee (Referendar) in Munich 1996-1998
  • Universities of Munich, Siena/Italy and Göttingen 1989-1995

Affiliations

  • European Patent Laywers Association (EPLAW)
  • German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)
  • Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP)
  • German-Japanese Lawyers Association (DJJV)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)

Dr. Anton Horn's Distinctions

JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2021/2022
Leaders League 2021
Handelsblatt: Deutschlands Beste Anwälte 2021
Best Lawyers 2022
Legal 500 EMEA 2021
Chambers Europe 2021
Chambers Global 2021
Legal 500 Germany 2021
JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2020/2021
Handelsblatt: Deutschlands Beste Anwälte 2020
Best Lawyers 2021
Legal 500 EMEA 2020
Chambers Europe 2020
Legal 500 Germany 2020
JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2019/2020
WirtschaftsWoche Top-Anwalt 2019
Handelsblatt: Deutschlands Beste Anwälte 2019
Best Lawyers 2020
Legal 500 EMEA 2019
Chambers Europe 2019
Chambers Global 2019
Legal 500 Deutschland 2019
JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2018/2019
Handelsblatt: Deutschlands Beste Anwälte 2018
Best Lawyers 2019
Legal 500 EMEA 2018
Chambers Europe 2018
Chambers Global 2018
Legal 500 Germany 2018
JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2017/2018
Best Lawyers 2018
Handelsblatt: Deutschlands Beste Anwälte 2017
Chambers Europe 2017
Chambers Global 2017
Legal 500 Germany 2017
JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2016/2017
Handelsblatt: Deutschlands Beste Anwälte 2016
Best Lawyers 2017
Chambers Europe 2016
Chambers Global 2016

Publications

2021

Europäisches einheitliches Patent - ja, nein, nun doch?
Update IP, Media & Technology No. 51

2020

Legal requirements for a new attempt to ratify the UPC Agreement – How can it still be saved in spite of Brexit and the Federal Constitutional Court decision?
May 15, 2020, Bulletin of the German patent attorneys, together with Miran A. Aymaz
Ethiopian teff: The fight against biopiracy
Deutsche Welle, January 21, 2020

2019

Anwalt klagt gegen Patent auf Jahrtausende altes Mehl: "Eine Riesenungerechtigkeit"
LTO.de, August 09, 2019

2018

Worüber man spricht und nicht
JUVE Rechtsmarkt 07/18
Bitte nicht weitersagen
Unternehmensjurist 4/2018

2017

Anton Horn in the Ethiopian TV news on the European Teff-Patent
Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC 2), November 16, 2017,  8:15 p.m.

2016

Der Mitinhaber eines Patents als Verletzungskläger
Festschrift zum 80-jährigen Bestehen des Patentgerichtsstandortes Düsseldorf, October 1, 2016

2013

The EU Patent – A Dream or a Nightmare?
Newsletter IP Media & Technology February 2014, p. 10-11

2011

Patents and Prison
Newsletter IP, Media & Technology 1/2011, p. 5-7

2009

The eternal original - How patents can be extended by Trademarks
Newsletter IP-IT-Media 2/2009, p. 16-18
Patent Pending – On advertising with patents
Newsletter IP-IT-Media 1/2009, p. 7-10

2008

Patent Law Treaty
in World Intellectual Property Rights and Remedies, Loseblattsammlung, New York, December 2008 ss.
Patents open doors – The right to inspection under patent law
Newsletter IP-IT-Media 2/2008, p. 6-8
When not even the truth holds true … On publishing decisions in one‘s favour
Newsletter IP-IT-Media 1/2008, p. 15-17,

2006

Produktpiraterie - Gleich bis auf die Schraube
FAZ of August 26, 2006; Reference in the Press

Lectures

2021

Die Praxis von Patentverletzungsverfahren
TU München, Chair of Prof. Christoph Ann (Online), January 25, 2021

2018

Das neue Recht zum Schutz von Geschäftsgeheimnissen und seine Folgen für öffentliche Aufträge
September 21, 2018, Düsseldorf
une vision du régime allemand des inventions de salariés (in English)
De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés, July 5, 2018, Paris

2016

Patent Trolls – EU-Patent: Was kommt auf die Unternehmen zu?
April 26, 2016, Hamburg

2015

Feindliche Lizenzangebote – Was tun?
June 18, 2015, Munich

2014

Erpressung durch IP-Rechte? Wie Unternehmen auf patentrechtliche "Lizenzangebote" und Drohungen reagieren können
BUJ IP-Summit 2014, November 26, 2014, Cologne

2013

Die Durchsetzung von Patenten außerhalb des Mainstream
June 12, 2013, Düsseldorf
The Effects of the European Patent Package on Conventional EP Patents
April 18, 2013, Düsseldorf

2010

Workshop Patent Law in Europe – Enforcement and Defence
September 22, 2010 in Düsseldorf
Protection of knowledge in the shipbuilding industry - Appropriate ways to react on violation of IPR in practice
arranged by the European Comission, GD Company and Industry, March 26, 2010 in Hamburg
Workshop Patent Infringement
March 25, 2010 in Düsseldorf
Know-how-Schutz am Beispiel Chinas
arranged by the Arbeitskreis Außenwirtschaft, Abteilung Bergbautechnik, des VDMA e.V., March 25, 2010 in Düsseldorf

2008

IP-Schutz in Schwellenländern – Besonderheiten, aktuelle Tendenzen, Ausblick
Dispute Resolution Forum, April 17, 2008 in Düsseldorf
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