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About Dr. Soenke Fock, LL.M.

From his admission to the bar on in 2003, Dr. Soenke Fock has been exclusively working on intellectual property matters focusing on patent law, employee invention law and IP contract law.

Regarding patents he participated in numerous national and cross-border infringement litigations in the telecommunication and pharma field, including parallel nullity and opposition proceedings before the Federal Patent Court (BPatG) and the German and the European Patent Office. In connection with standard essential patents he has substantial experience with the FRAND-defense, anti-suit- and anti-anti-suit-injunctions. In addition he has expertise in entitlement/vindication matters. Concerning employee inventions Dr. Fock advises, among others, regarding the ownership and remuneration, and also regarding the implementation of company/group-wide remuneration schemes for employee inventions. Regarding IP contract law Dr. Fock advises on license agreements, R&D agreements, cooperation agreements, and all other legal questions and agreements including antitrust issues connected to these kind of IP agreements.

Dr. Fock advises and represents clients consisting of national and international companies, especially coming from Germany, US, UK, and various Asian countries.

He regularly publishes in professional Intellectual Property journals and speaks at conferences, lately, for example, in HongKong on a LES conference addressing German license case law, in Tokyo on German SEP/FRAND developments, and in Washington DC on German Trade Secret Law. Dr. Fock is a member of  LES/LES YMC, IPO, AIPPI, VPP, and GRUR.


The latest JUVE German Commercial Law Firms Handbook of 2020 lists Dr. Fock as “often recommended” attorney.

The Handelsblatt Research Institute and the German business magazine “WirtschaftsWoche” – in their Germanwide review of top law firms and attorneys 2018 – identify Dr. Fock as “especially recommended” attorney for patent law (WiWo publication of 17 Dec 2018).


Dr. Fock, born in 1974, studied – after graduation and a year abroad in Denver/USA – law at the German universities of Marburg and Duesseldorf. He received his PhD with a doctoral thesis on the protection of products under the German Law on Unfair Competition (UWG), and received his master’s degree (LL.M.) in the field of intellectual property law with a focus on technical property rights.

Prior to joining Wildanger in 2011, Dr. Fock worked since 2003 for the law firm of Cornelius Bartenbach Haesemann & Partner (CBH) as attorney and partner, also in the field of patent, employee invention and licensing law.



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Dr. Soenke Fock, LL.M.

Wildanger Kehrwald Graf v. Schwerin

Couvenstr. 8
40211 Düsseldorf

+49 211 49 76 78 30

9 Specialisms

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Biotechnology
  • Digital Communication
  • Automation & Robotics
  • Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Devices
  • Mobile Communication
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