Hen­rik Tim­mann Dr. iur. | Partner

Henrik Timmann is ‘utterly clear and crisp in his pleadings and he can summarise the most complex technical aspects in a few simple sentences.’

Chambers & Partners 2023

Henrik is one of the top litigators in Germany. He is feared by counterparts and has a fantastic track record of success, thanks to his crystal-clear, concise and compelling briefs.

IAM Patent 1000 2024

Henrik Timmann is an extraordinary personality [...] with an outstanding perception, fine intuition and profound expertise. He is eloquent and feared by his opponents, yet valued for his collegiality and professionalism.

Legal 500 2023

very good lawyer with excellent strategic skills. Serious work”

JUVE Patent 2022

Henrik is open minded, processes the most complex information and intricate technology exceptionally fast, and has a profound knowledge of the law.

IAM Patent 1000 2024


Henrik has worked at rospatt from the outset of his career as a lawyer. His clients are mainly large and mid-sized Asian, US and European companies in the fields of biotechnology, chemistry, computer hardware and software, electronics, manufacturing engineering and machinery, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications. The list is not exhaustive.

In patent law, Henrik is mainly involved in litigation concerning infringement proceedings. Together with patent attorneys, he also appears in the associated opposition, nullity and cancellation proceedings. The cases for which Henrik has been retained have given him some wide-ranging insights into such technical fields as mobile telecommunications (2G through 5G), wired communications, inorganic and organic chemistry and process engineering, computer technology, analogue and digital audio and video processing, medical engineering, pharmaceuticals, genetic engineering and optics. It is of great help in this regard that Henrik also has a personal interest in technical matters.

In the area of trademark law, he is frequently involved at the early stage of deciding on and developing marks. He represents clients before the civil courts, including the European Court of Justice, as well as also before the national and international offices.

Other major fields of activity include design law and the law of unfair competition, especially in sectors involving technical aspects. He has particular experience in the field of internet advertisement and marketing, including the relevant anti-trust aspects, such as fighting obstacles to internet trading.

Aside from litigation, his most important activities involve license agreements and the remuneration of employee inventions.

During his career as a lawyer, Henrik has been involved in numerous cases of interest not only to lawyers, but also to the general public. These have often been the subject of reports in specialist journals and other media. Furthermore, Henrik is joint editor and co-author of «Handbuch des Patentrechts» (Patent Law Handbook), 2nd edition 2020, C.H. Beck-Verlag, as well as «Patent Law – A Handbook», 1st edition 2014, C.H. Beck, Hart, Nomos. Henrik also lectures on patent law and other aspects of IP law.

Henrik was called to the bar as lawyer (Germany) in 1998 and became a Partner in 2003.

Key cases

  • 3ShapeMEDIT (dental applications, 3D-scanning technology)
  • Apple v Samsung Electronics (mobile telecommunications and user interfaces)
  • Data Scape v Riverbed (data synchronization)
  • Dyson v Samsung Electronics (vacuum cleaners)
  • Ellodi v Dr. Falk Pharma (pharmaceuticals)
  • Ericsson v Samsung Electronics (mobile telecommunications and semiconductor technology / chip design)
  • EVVA v Schlüssel Charly Bosch (locking systems)
  • FIPA (IPCom) v Samsung Electronics (mobile telecommunications)
  • GrünenthalAWD.pharma (pharma)
  • HeidenhainDMG Mori (measurement systems)
  • Hydac v Bosch Rexroth (filter technology and trademarks)
  • Köppern v POSCO (steel production)
  • McAirlaid’s v Ontex (non-woven material)
  • MySpace v Samsung Electronics (safety appliances in data processing)
  • NOCOr.d.i. Deutschland (jump starters)
  • Reuter v Dornbracht (faucets, internet trading)
  • Reuter v Google (copyright protection)
  • Rhodia(Solvay Group) v Neo Chemicals (inorganic chemistry)
  • Rimova v Roncato (suitcase design)
  • Samsung Electronics v Spansion (solid state drives)
  • Samsung Electronics v various owners of Standard Essential Patent portfolios (FRAND, mobile telecommunications [3G – 5G], voice coding etc.)
  • Sharp v Samsung Electronics (Liquid Crystal Display panels)
  • Thomson / technicolor v Vestel (TV sets)


1990 – 1995 Universities of Berlin and Heidelberg
1995 – 1998 internship at the Berlin Court of Appeal
1999 doctorate degree at Heidelberg University, Institute of German and European Company and Commercial Law, Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Peter Ulmer

Connections & Networks 


Awards & Recognitions

IAM Patent 1000: Gold for Patent Infringement
MIP: Patent Star 2022
JUVE Patent Germany: Recommended Individual
Legal 500: Key Lawyer Patent Litigation: Solicitors
Chambers & Partners: Notable Practitioner in Intellectual Property
WWL: Global Leader IP – Patents 2022; National Leader Germany IP- Trademarks 2023 and Patents 2023

Favourite Book …
… Marcel Proust, À la recherche du temps perdu
Interests …
… Golf, Opera, Holidays by the sea
If I wasn’t a lawyer …
… I would have learned proper sailing.

The Rospatt Team

Our reputation and success have been built on a team of lawyers committed to excellence and perfection in their work. All of us specialized in IP law from the beginning of our careers. For this reason, every year of our combined IP law experience is directly relevant to your needs.