Sebastian Fuchs

Managing Associate, Attorney-at-law

Sebastian Fuchs

Sebastian is a patent litigator and has worked for major IP law firms. He completed a PhD at University of Münster having researched European Patents and the Unitary Patent system for his thesis. Sebastian 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.

His litigation experience covers proceedings in the electronics, automotive, medical devices and pharma field.

Sebastian is a native German speaker and fluent in English.

Published articles

  • May 2023
    EIP Amar, The limits of an “opt-in” to the UPC – How and when can national actions block the way back to the UPC? (link)
  • May 2021
    WIPR, UPC update: the roadblocks hampering the rollout (link)

Education and qualifications

  • 2016
    Second State Examination, Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf
  • 2015
    PhD degree (Dr. iur.), Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany
  • 2011
    First State Examination, Higher Regional Court of Hamm
  • 2006 — 2011
    Study of Law, Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster
  • 2004 — 2006
    Study of Law, Albert Ludwigs Universität Freiburg

Career history

  • 2020 — present
    Attorney-at-law, EIP
  • 2016 — 2020
    Attorney (Senior Associate) in Patent Litigation, Bird & Bird LLP, Düsseldorf
  • 2020
    Attorney (Senior Associate) in Patent Litigation / IP, Bird & Bird ATMD, Singapore
  • 2014
    Legal Trainee in Antitrust / IP Litigation, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, Hamburg
  • 2013 — 2014
    Legal Trainee in IP Litigation, Clifford Chance LLP, Düsseldorf
  • 2013
    Legal Trainee at Directorate General Internal Market and Services, European Commission, Brussels
  • 2013
    Legal Trainee with Presiding Judge at the Regional Court Ulrike Voss (now Higher Regional Court), Regional Court Düsseldorf, Civil Chamber
  • 2011 — 2012
    Research Assistant in IP Litigation and competition law, Clifford Chance LLP, Düsseldorf

Awards and recognition

  • Ranked as "Rising Star", IP Stars 2022 (link)

Languages spoken

  • German
  • English