Maximilian Häger

Associate, Rechtsanwalt, UPC Representative

Maximilian Häger

Maximilian joined EIP's Litigation team in Düsseldorf in 2022 from a well-known international law firm where he had spent several years working as a research associate. The main focus in his previous role was on dispute resolution, in particular, commercial law, international arbitration, litigation and ADR. Maximilian is well placed to advise clients on the new Unified Patent Court (UPC) - see further details at EIP Amar, our alliance created to support clients in any litigation before the UPC.

Maximilian's areas of expertise include patent litigation at all relevant patent infringement courts in Germany. He regularly acts in disputes with a licensing background involving a FRAND defence. He advises and represents domestic and international companies from various industries, most notably, electronics and telecommunications.

Maximilian holds a law degree from the University of Cologne, where he studied with a focus on intellectual property and competition law. During his legal clerkship, Maximilian was trained in Cologne’s District Court and Public Prosecutor's Office, as well as in a leading international law firm in the field of corporate and capital market law.

Recent work

  • Successfully representing Plaintiff Datang against Samsung in litigation over standard essential patents and corresponding competition law claims. (link)

Published articles

  • May 2023
    EIP Updates, Preserving the strict deadline of urgency in patent preliminary injunction proceedings (link)
  • October 2019
    Bird & Bird, Special features of the judicial and extrajudicial settlement of disputes within the scope of energy sales in Germany (link)

Education and qualifications

  • 2020 — 2022
    Legal clerkship, Second state examination, OLG Cologne
  • 2015 — 2019
    Law Studies, First State Examination, University of Cologne
  • 2013 — 2015
    Intermediate Law Examination, Philipps University of Marburg

Career history

  • 2022 — present
    Associate, EIP
  • 2015 — 2020
    Research Associate - Dispute Resolution, Bird & Bird LLP

Awards and recognition

  • Best Lawyers 2025, listed as 'One to watch'. (link)

Languages spoken

  • German
  • English

Additional information

Membership: GRUR