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About Dr. Alexander Reetz, LL.M.

Alexander Reetz, LL.M. specializes in all aspects of patent law and technical copyright law. He has specific expertise in all aspects of IP litigation, i.e. representation in infringement and nullity/opposition/cancellation proceedings, coordination of patent disputes and cross-border work, evidentiary seizures, border seizures, and enforcement counter-measures.

Dr. Reetz has represented mobile device manufacturers and a network operator in numerous highly litigious matters relating to SEPs and non-SEPs over the past decade. However, his litigation experience extends to various fields of technology, and includes semiconductors and electronics, robotics, mechanical engineering, activity tracking (medical devices and wearables), and software.

The latest JUVE German Commercial Law Firms Handbook lists Dr. Reetz as often recommended (“first-rate”; “an excellent addition to the firm”, “a lawyer you can rely on”; competitors); IAM Patent 1000 Top Professionals 2019 states: “Alexander Reetz brings a wealth of FRAND knowledge to the table and looks set to be a client magnet for years to come”; WirtschaftsWoche (2019) lists him as “highly recommended attorney for patent litigation”; and he is frequently named as recommended attorney for Intellectual Property in Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers (2015-2021).

Dr. Reetz studied law in Cologne, Aberdeen (UK) and Stellenbosch (RSA). He received his doctorate degree from University of Cologne for a fundamental rights-dogmatic study of the law and history governing university inventors and earned a Master’s degree from the University of Aberdeen (UK). He has joined Wildanger in January 2019 as a partner. He brings with him 10 years of litigation experience.

Dr. Reetz is a member of the German Association for Intellectual Property and Copyright and the German group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights.

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Dr. Alexander Reetz, LL.M.

Wildanger Kehrwald Graf v. Schwerin

Couvenstr. 8
40211 Düsseldorf

+49 211 49 76 78 30

9 Specialisms

  • Mobile Communication
  • Digital Communication
  • Computer & Software
  • Medical Devices
  • Renewable Energy
  • Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Automation & Robotics
  • Energy


  • Erfindungen an Hochschulen - Zur Geschichte des Hochschullehrerprivilegs und zur Rechtslage nach seinem Wegfall aus der Perspektive des Verfassungsrechts, Monographie, Bonn: Dt. Hochschulverband 2006
  • Die Regelung des § 42 Nr. 1 ArbEG auf dem "verfassungsrechtlichen Prüfstand", Wissenschaftsrecht Bd. 41 (2008) S. 188-205
  • Die Befugnisse der nationalen Gerichte unter dem EPÜ und des Einheitlichen Patentgerichts (EPG) nach Artikel 63 (1) EPGÜ zum Erlass von Unterlassungsverfügungen – eine rechtsvergleichende Untersuchung, GRUR Int. 2015, 210
  • The power of national courts and the Unified Patent Court to grant injunctions: a comparative study Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, Volume 10, Issue 3, March 2015, Pages 180–190,
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