Dr. Johannes W. Bukow


Mannheim Office
Tel: +49 621 43298 6000
Fax: +49 621 43298 6100

Practice Areas
Intellectual Property Litigation


State of Rhineland-Palatinate, Appellate Court Zweibrücken
(2nd State Examination, 2004)

University of Mannheim
(Ph.D. (Dr. iur.), 2002)

University of Edinburgh
(LL.M., with distinction, 2000)

University of Kingston (London)
(Foreign student, 1997)

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Dr. Johannes Bukow is a German qualified attorney (Rechtsanwalt) and Partner at Quinn Emanuel.
Dr. Bukow focuses on IP litigation, with a particular emphasis on patent litigation. His expertise includes working with clients and litigating patents in various industries involving the coordination of lawsuits in multiple jurisdictions.

Dr. Bukow also has specific experience regarding the interface of patents and antitrust laws (e.g., patents essential to industry standards and FRAND-defenses). He has pleaded numerous cases in the German patent infringement courts as well was as in opposition proceedings at the EPO (including appeal proceedings), before the German PTO and the German Patent Court. 
He has significant experience in the area of border seizures.

Before joining Quinn Emanuel, he was an associate at both Allen & Overy LLP and at the IP boutique Schilling & Grosch. He graduated from Mannheim University and subsequently worked there as a research assistant at the Chair of Professor Dr. Rolf Sack. He obtained his doctorate degree from Mannheim University and his LL.M. from the University of Edinburgh. 

He is a lecturer in patent law at Freiburg University and he has contributed inter alia to the textbook Handbuch des Patentrechts (Hrsg. Haedicke/Timmann), which is also available in English (Patent Law Handbook, eds. Haedicke/Timmann).

Chambers has recognized Dr. Bukow, citing sources who say “[he is] an excellent attorney – very personable and smart.” Chambers Global 2013 noted that “Johannes Bukow was recently promoted to partner and continues to excel in patent litigation matters.” JUVE has recognized him as being “excellent in litigation.”