Benedikt Migdal

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Benedikt advises on complex commercial and technology transactions and represents clients in patent and trade secret litigation.

Benedikt advises on structuring and negotiating the IP aspects of corporate transactions, including M&A, divestments and venture investments as well as of commercial transactions where intellectual property rights and know-how are key assets. His work encompasses, for example, IP licensing and technology transfer agreements, engineering services agreements, transition services agreements, R&D collaborations, and IP aspects of contracts throughout the life sciences sector.

Benedikt is also an experienced patent and trade secret litigator and has represented German and international clients from a range of industries in complex disputes, especially concerning patents and know-how in the fields of mobile telecommunication/connectivity and the life sciences.

Based on his extensive experience in both IP transactions and litigation, he deeply understands the full range of legal and economical issues that technology-driven companies are challenged with in context with IP. This also includes IP-related competition law issues, such as FRAND-requirements for licensing and enforcing standard essential patents as well as issues arising in connection with EU regulations concerning technology transfers.

    • Advising a U.S. life sciences company on the acquisition of a German med-tech company.
    • Advising a German life sciences company on multi-tier technology licences and know-how transfer agreements relating to radiopharmaceuticals in connection with the establishment of a joint venture with a Chinese company.
    • Advising a leading U.S. group of companies on the acquisition of a German manufacturer of industrial 3D printers and representing the new subsidiary in German patent litigation.
    • Advising a Swedish life sciences company on the acquisition of a German company focusing on precision dispensing technologies.
    • Advising an automotive company on a strategic partnership with an engineering services provider.
    • Advising and representing a leading pharma company in various patent and SPC infringement matters.
    • Advising and representing an automotive manufacturer in patent infringement disputes relating to (standard essential) connectivity patents.
    • Advising and representing an IP management and patent licensing company in various patent infringement litigations pertaining to standard essential patents.
    • Advising and representing a Danish life sciences company in preliminary injunction proceedings for trade secret infringement by a competitor.