Florian Schmidt-Bogatzky

Partner, Rechtsanwalt, UPC Representative

Florian Schmidt-Bogatzky

Florian Schmidt-Bogatzky ist ein sehr erfahrener deutscher und UPC Patent Litigator, der in zahlreichen Patentprozessen und Portfoliokampagnen federführend beteiligt war und ist, häufig in grenzüberschreitenden Streitigkeiten. Seine Tätigkeit umfasst auch damit zusammenhängende Aspekte wie die Beratung zu FRAND-Strategien, die Beweisbeschaffung und vorläufige Maßnahmen wie einstweilige Verfügungen. Seine Tätigkeitsschwerpunkte liegen in den Bereichen Elektronik, Telekommunikation, Automobil und Pharma. Herr Schmidt-Bogatzky hat in diesem Zusammenhang eine der ersten Klagen vor dem neuen Einheitlichen Patentgericht eingereicht.

Herr Schmidt-Bogatzky organisierte unter anderem maßgeblich die Prozessführung in den Patentstreitigkeiten Broadcom gegen Netflix, Broadcom gegen Tesla und Sonos gegen Google .

Herr Schmidt-Bogatzky hat seit 2007 einen Lehrauftrag für IP-Recht an einer Hamburger Universität. Er hat einen Master of Laws in Patent- und Immaterialgüterrecht von der George Washington University und ist als Anwalt in New York zugelassen. Er spricht Deutsch und Englisch.

Die Tätigkeit von Herrn Schmidt-Bogatzky wurde wiederholt in Rankings und juristischen Fachpublikationen sowie von Mandanten hervorgehoben.


  • Participating in defending a major telecom company against NPE IPCom series of proceedings (SEP and implementation patents).
  • Representing a Japanese electronics company and defending against claims by NPEs as well as competitors.
  • Representing a U.S. company as plaintiff in cases relating to chips and network equipment, and in defensive proceeding including enforcement activities.
  • Acting for an NPE in litigation involving AMR-WB technology.
  • Representing a producer of child security products in various cases against competitors (PI and regular actions)
  • Acting for a U.S. company in trademark and unfair competition disputes relating to advertising in Germany.
  • Representing an Asian company in proceedings relating to LEDs.
  • Negotiating license agreements in connection with transactions for a tech company.

Published articles

  • Autumn 2018
    International In-house Counsel Journal, Requirements in SEP License Negotiations – Substantiating a FRAND Offer (link)
  • August 2006
    Bundesligamagazin, Kennzeichenrechtlicher Schutz von Sportveranstaltungen
  • January 2005
    Computer und Recht, Kompatibilitätshinweise bei Computersoftware und ihre kennzeichenrechtlichen Grenzen
  • 2003
    GRUR, Review of “Thomas Ubber, Markenrecht im Internet, 2002"
  • 2002
    GRUR, Die Verwendung von Gattungsbegriffen als Internetdomains: Zur ‘Mitwohnzentrale.de-Entscheidung des BGH
  • March 2002
    Publication of Institute of lntellectual Property, Parallel Imports, the Exhaustion of Patents, and TRIPS
  • 2000
    GRUR, Zeichenrechtliche Fragen im Internet
  • 1998
    Athen, Die Bedeutung des TRIPS-Abkommens für den Schutz des freien Wettbewerbs

Education and qualifications

Admitted to the State Bar of New York, 2000
  • 1999 — 2003
    Second State Examination, Hamburg Court of Appeal
  • 1998 — 1999
    LL.M in Patent and IP Law, The George Washington University
  • 1991 — 1997
    First State Examination, University of Göttingen

Career history

  • 2019 — present
    Partner, EIP
  • 2005 — 2019
    Counsel, Bird & Bird
  • 2003 — 2005
    Associate, Pohl & Partner

Awards and recognition

  • Best Lawyer 2025, recognised for IT-Law, IP, Dispute Resolution, Technology. (link)
  • IAM Patent 1000 2024: “Florian is an experienced and highly organised litigator who is held in high regard for his unwavering dedication to each project he tackles and his wholehearted zeal for accomplishing his clients’ objectives. He is extremely knowledgeable, provides targeted and specific advice, and promptly answers any questions put to him on patent enforcement and licensing. Florian also stands out for his ability to communicate deeply complicated matters in a simple and succinct way.” (link)
  • Ranked as 'Patent Star 2024' IP Stars (link)
  • Legal 500 Deutschland Patent Litigation 2024, Recommended individuals (link)
  • IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders 2024 (link)
  • JUVE Patent 2023 Germany: Florian is “the most aggressive, creative, and hardworking attorney in Germany that I’ve met .He always delivers, often on extremely tight schedules” - client; “a pleasure to work with” - competitor. (link)
  • IAM Strategy 300: The World's Leading IP Strategists 2023 (link)
  • IAM Patent 1000, 2023."Florian is very creative, aggressive and energetic. He is able to work much faster, and achieve a deeper level of understanding, than many other attorneys. He is able to work effectively across a wide variety of technology areas. Florian is always available to his clients and has consistently been willing to speak very late at night.” (link)
  • Best Lawyers, Germany, 2023 - Recognised in Intellectual Property Law, Litigation and Technology Law (link)
  • Ranked as a 'Patent Star', IP Stars 2023
  • Listed in IAM Strategy 300: Global Leaders 2023 (link)
  • WirtschaftsWoche, 2022 - Recommended in "Patent Law"
  • JUVE Patent 2022 Germany - Recommended individuals: “incredibly hardworking, determined and creative” (link)
  • Listed in IAM Strategy 300: The World's Leading IP Strategists 2022 (link)
  • IAM Patent 1000, 2022. Florian is "our go-to attorney for difficult cases that require a fast turn-around and out-of-the-box thinking". (link)
  • IP Stars, 2022, Listed as 'Patent Star 2022' (link)
  • Best Lawyers, Germany, 2022 - Recognised in Intellectual Property Law, Litigation and Technology Law (link)
  • Legal 500 Deutschland Patent Litigation, 2022 (link)
  • WirtschaftsWoche, 2021 - Recommended in "Patent Law"
  • JUVE Patent 2021 Germany - Recommended individuals: “strong litigator, meticulous worker” (link)
  • Listed in IAM Strategy 300: The World's Leading IP Strategists 2021 (link)
  • Best Lawyer, 2022 - Ranked in Best Lawyers in Germany 2022 (link)
  • IAM Patent 1000, 2021. Florian is an “extremely creative and hardworking attorney who can quickly master new technologies”. (link)
  • JUVE Patent 2020 Germany - Recommended individuals: Florian is “hard working, aggressive and creative, very good at finding the best strategy.” (link)
  • Best Lawyer, 2021 - Ranked in Best Lawyers in Germany 2021 (link)
  • IAM Patent 1000, 2020. Florian is “responsive, thorough and dedicated” and "is driven to get the right result and has a great grasp of all details.” (link)

Languages spoken

  • German
  • English

Additional information

Memberships: GRUR; German-American Lawyers' Association; German-Japanese Lawyers' Association; American Bar Association.