Sabine Dethof is a patent litigator and Salaried Partner at HEUKING, Düsseldorf. As a Certified Specialist Lawyer in Intellectual Property Law with 14 years of professional practice, she has a wide range of experience, in particular in the field of mechanical engineering and in the areas of automotive, semiconductors and medical devices. Sabine is appreciated for her exceptional ability to familiarize herself with complicated technical contexts and issues.
Besides the daily business of patent infringement proceedings she is especially experienced in nullity proceedings before the Federal Patent Court. Furthermore she achieved an oral hearing at the Enlarged Board of Appeal due to a Petition for Review according to article 112a EPC. For her international clients she also deals with subsequent enforcement and damages matters.
Sabine is recognized for her patent law experience by Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers, IAM Patent 1000 Professionals and Legal 500.
Since her studies in Göttingen and Salamanca, Spain, she has specialised in intellectual property law. She obtained her PhD from the University of Göttingen in antitrust and telecommunication law. The thesis has been supervised by Prof. Immenga, one of Germany’s most renowned antitrust experts. After her legal traineeship at the Higher Regional Court of Wuppertal she joined the patent law team at Heuking in 2007.
Sabine is member of WSG (World Service Group), GRUR (German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property) and VPP (Association of Intellectual Property Experts). For several years she has been part of the Düsseldorf network for experienced female patent litigators and judges “Ladies at Patent Law” for professional exchange.
Sabine speaks German, English and Spanish.
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