30 Nov, 2011

Olswang further strengthens its Munich IP Litigation team 



Olswang, a leading technology law firm with Europe’s premier full-service cross-border IP team, today announces the appointment of Thomas Lynker as Partner in the firm’s Munich office. Thomas is the second partner recruited to focus specifically on IP litigation in the firm’s expanding German offering. He will work alongside Uli Foerstl who joined Olswang in October this year.


Thomas is a German qualified lawyer with over seven years’ experience focusing almost exclusively on patents within high tech industries. He worked initially as an in-house lawyer at Infineon Technologies AG and more recently as Senior European Consultant at Bird & Bird. The combination of Thomas’ in-house and practice experience means that he genuinely understands the needs and priorities of his clients and so is able combine high quality legal advice and industry expertise with excellent client relationship management.


Olswang’s Head of IP, Michael Burdon, comments: “Germany is one of the most important countries for IP and over 80% of our IP work is international. As such, growing our European IP presence is essential to our long-term strategy. With Thomas’ industry experience and expertise in patent litigation, I am confident that he and Uli will combine to offer excellent IP advice to our clients and continue to grow Olswang’s European IP capability in Germany.”


Thomas Lynker commented: “I’m looking forward to joining Olswang’s rapidly expanding IP team. The firm has an impressive reputation in IP and technology and I am excited about working in such a high-calibre environment and particularly to combining my experience and expertise with the rest of the team’s.”


Stefan Lütje, Managing Partner of Olswang Germany adds: “The arrival of Thomas is yet another milestone in raising our profile in the technology sector and complements our IP offering in the fast growing Munich operation. Many of our technology and media clients will appreciate that we now have a full service offering with an experienced team for all IP related matters in one of Germany’s centres for this type of work.”


Olswang’s Munich office was opened in July 2011 in response to client requests that the firm establish a permanent presence near the headquarters of the European Patent Office. The recruitment of a second leading IP Litigator in Munich is a significant step forward for Olswang’s rapidly expanding European IP team and marks the firm’s commitment to remaining at the forefront of the technology industry.


Olswang’s IP team acts for clients such as Microsoft, Vodafone, Cambridge Silicon Radio, eBay and Skype. With over 100 IP lawyers spread across the firm’s seven international offices, the team is well equipped to advise on the protection and enforcement of clients’ IP rights.

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