Dr. Axel Oldekop

Attorney at law (Rechtsanwalt, admitted to the bar 2004), Partner
Fachanwalt (specialising on) Intellectual Property


Universities of Konstanz and Madrid; Referendariat (legal traineeship) in Wiesbaden

Practice areas

Axel Oldekop advises and represents innovative technology companies based in Germany and abroad. A focal point of his work is litigation in infringement and validity cases. Axel Oldekop appears in all German civil courts and takes part in proceedings before the German and European Patent Offices as well as before the Federal Patent Court. Axel Oldekop has vast experience in the technical areas of automotive, communications and production engineering, laser optics, molecular genetics and cryptology.

Axel Oldekop focuses his non-contentious advice on drafting licensing and distribution agreements, as well as agreements concerning remuneration for employee inventions.

Representative cases

  • Multinational patent infringement case in the sector of navigation systems.
  • Patent infringement case in the automotive sector on behalf of a leading manufacturer of engine control systems.
  • Infringement proceedings and numerous legal validity proceedings in patent litigation relating to components for machine tools.
  • Successful defence of interim injunction of court order under patent law against a leading cell phone manufacturer.
  • Infringement and parallel validity proceedings in a patent dispute in the field of laser optics.
  • Patent infringement trial on medical suction bag assemblies.
  • Successful evidence preservation proceedings under Sec. 809 of the German Civil Code because of alleged know-how-infringement.



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