Dr. Anton Horn


+49 211 600 55-377 +49 211 600 55-370

German, English, Spanish, Italian
Consulting focuses
  • Patent Law
  • Industrial Property Law
  • Protection of Trade Secrets
  • Automotive
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Unified Patent Court


  • Registered as representative before the Unified Patent Court (UPC) seit 2023
  • 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


  • 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 Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2023/2024

JUVE Patent Germany 2023

WirtschaftsWoche Top Anwalt 2023

IAM Patent 1000: Recommended Individual

Best Lawyers 2024

Handelsblatt: Deutschlands Beste Anwälte 2023

Chambers Global 2023

Chambers Europe 2023

JUVE Patent Germany 2022

Leaders League 2023

Legal 500 Germany 2023

JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2022/2023

Best Lawyers 2023

Legal 500 EMEA 2022

Chambers Europe 2022

Chambers Global 2022

Legal 500 Germany 2022

JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms 2021/2022

Leaders League 2021

Handelsblatt: Deutschlands Beste Anwälte 2022

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

Best Lawyers 2020



99 Tage UPC – Erste Schlussfolgerungen für Unternehmen
Update IP, Media & Technology No. 85,
together with Dr. Sabine Dethof
Akteneinsicht in Patentnichtigkeitsverfahren bei Geheimhaltungsinteressen
IPRB 2023, 29-30, Verlag Dr. Otto Schmidt, Köln,
together with Dr. Detlef Raasch


Geschäftsgeheimnisse jetzt besser durchsetzbar - Spezialkammern nehmen ihren Betrieb auf
Update IP, Media & Technology No. 68,
together with Birthe Struck, LL.M.


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


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,
together with Dr. Cem Karaosmanoğlu
Ethiopian teff: The fight against biopiracy
Deutsche Welle, January 21, 2020




Einsatz von KI in der Patentabteilung
Spring conference of the patent experts OWL, April 25, 2023
Patentstreitigkeiten in der Praxis
TU Munich, Chair Prof. Christoph Ann, January 23, 2023


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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