Team

Thomas Schachl, LL.M.

Partner
Attorney-at-Law
Certified Lawyer for
Intellectual Property Law

 

Languages

German, English

Contact

Thomas Schachl
Phone +49 89 210232-0
Fax +49 89 210232-65
tschachlwallinger.com

 

Thomas Schachl is a partner in the firm. He advises on patent law in all technical fields, as well as on utility model law, employee invention law, design law and technology-related competition, copyright and antitrust law with a focus on patent infringement proceedings.

Legal activity

Specialization in litigation and counseling, in particular in the fields of patent law, utility model law and employee invention law, as well as in matters of technology-related unfair competition.

The focus is on patent infringement proceedings before German courts, as well as strategic advice and coordination of internationally pending parallel patent litigation and nullity proceedings. Thomas Schachl advises on the enforcement of claims for damages arising from infringement of industrial property rights.

His activities also include conducting vindication proceedings, negotiating and drafting licenses, settlement and confidentiality agreements, as well as border seizures and measures relating to trade fair matters.

Legal Education

Thomas Schachl studied law at the University of Frankfurt am Main and completed a Master's degree in International Intellectual Property Law at the University of Exeter/UK and Dresden with a focus on international and national patent and trademark law.

Prior to joining WR in 2012, Thomas Schachl worked for more than five years as a lawyer in an international patent and law firm in Munich specializing in patent infringement and patent nullity proceedings, mainly in the fields of patent infringement, inventor law, license agreements and damages. Mr. Schachl is qualified as a specialist attorney for intellectual property law.

Career

since 2012 
Partner at Wallinger Ricker Schlotter Tostmann

Worked for more than five years as a lawyer in an international patent and law firm in Munich, specializing in patent infringement and patent nullity proceedings.

Studied law at the University of Frankfurt am Main. Master's degree in International Intellectual Property Law from the University of Exeter/UK and Dresden with a focus on international and national patent and trademark law

Memberships

  • German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)
  • Association of Intellectual Property Professionals (VPP)
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW)
  • Licensing Executives Society (LES)

Publications

  • Note on OLG Karlsruhe: On the standard of the summary examination of the protection against execution in appeal proceedings according to §§ 719, 707 ZPO, GRUR-Prax 2015, 23
  • Note on LG Düsseldorf: Referral to the ECJ on the compulsory license objection in industrial standards, GRUR-Prax 2013, 162
  • Note on ECJ: Issuance of "cross-border" injunction despite exclusive jurisdiction of court, GRUR-Prax 2012, 395
  • LG München I makes license analogy more attractive, GRUR-Prax 2011, 341 Duty to disclose, Patent World, Issue 189, February 2007, 23-25