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Benedikt Hammerschmid

Dr Benedikt Hammerschmid LL.M.

Senior Associate

Benedikt is a senior associate in the German Intellectual Property and Technology Group of DLA Piper. He advises and represents clients from various industries in patent infringement and invalidity proceedings.

Bar admissionsRechtsanwalt admitted with the Rechtsanwaltskammer Munich


  • Advising and representing a global market leader in Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure in a patent litigation brought by a Non-Practicing Entity, based on the alleged infringement of multiple patents relating to virtual private local area network services (VPLS).
  • Advising and representing a globally leading automotive supplier in several very extensive patent litigation campaigns brought by multiple holders of standard-essential patents relating to mobile telecommunication technology against a leading car manufacturer.
  • Advising and representing a globally leading US-based IT-/Software manufacturer in patent litigation brought by a Non-Practicing Entity, relating to technology for touchscreen devices. Further including representation of two OEM manufacturers, in each case in the respective infringement proceedings and in a joint nullity action.
  • English
  • German
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Dr. iur., 2021
  • Stellenbosch University, South Africa, LL.M., 2018
  • Higher Regional Court of Munich, Second State Examination, 2016

    Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, First State Examination, 2013

Prior Experience

  • 2018-2019: Doctoral scholarship holder and doctoral candidate at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (Munich)
  • 2013: Academic assistant and doctoral candidate at the Chair for Civil Law, Intellectual Property and Competition Law at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (Prof Dr Ansgar Ohly, LLM (Cambridge))

Additional qualifications

  • FGASA Apprentice Field Guide

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member of the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa (FGASA)