Dr. Christian Kau
Language skills
English, French

Couvenstraße 4

40211 Düsseldorf

T +49. (0)211. 59 89 16 – 0
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Dr. Christian Kau

Attorney at law, Partner | Düsseldorf
Certified IP specialist lawyer

Christian Kau advises in cases with a technical background on a national and international level. He has particular expertise in the areas of information technology (IT), electronics, precision engineering as well as medical technology and pharmacy. His activities reach from litigation practice to contract negotiations, strategic assessments on market entry (freedom to operate) or the IP/IT-related support in corporate transactions. Christian Kau joined the Dusseldorf office of Preu Bohlig in 2016; he worked for two international law firms before.

Areas of expertise
Patents and Utility ModelsIntellectual PropertyTrademarks and other commercial designationsEmployee InventionsPress, media and ITIT and e-commerceCompetition and commercial

Law studies at the University of Freiburg | Doctorate in Freiburg and Karlsruhe (KIT) | Trainee lawyer at the Dusseldorf Court of Appeal


German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and Copyright (GRUR)  | Working Group for IP and Media (AGEM) in the German Bar Association (DAV) | Munich IP Dispute Resolution Forum e.V. (IPDR) | RheinFolge e.V. (Advisory Network for Business Succession)


Since 2011, regular discussion of significant judgments in the area of patent law, particularly related to pharmaceuticals in the professional journal GRURPrax.

„Umsetzung der FRAND-Entscheidung des EuGH in der deutschen Instanzrechtsprechung“, GRUR Prax 03/2017, S. 65

“Update on costs in the new Unitary Patenting System”, DLA Tech Blog, April 2015

Beiträge in diversen Newslettern im Automotive-Bereich von DLA Piper, 2013 – 2014

“Scope of Bolar exemption under EU law referred to European Court of Justice”, newsPfLAsh, März 2014 (gemeinsam mit Justyna Ostrowska)

“Patent claim construction: brief comparison between The Netherlands and Germany on the basis of AGA v Occlutech”, IPT News EMEA, März 2013 (gemeinsam mit Alexander Tsoutsanis)

„Vertragsschluss auf Knopfdruck? Die “Buttonlösung” im Internet“, W&V, Mai 2012

“Germany is opening up to software patents”, DLA Tech Blog, April 2011

„Turn in Olanzapine patent litigation: Eli Lilly obtains interim injunction in Germany”, InFocus, Juli 2008

„TRIPS plus endlich auch in Deutschland – Anmerkungen zur Umsetzung der Enforcement-Richtlinie”, Umlauf: Partner, Mai 2007 (gemeinsam mit Benjamin Grzimek)

„Vertrauensschutzmechanismen im Internet, insbesondere im E-Commerce”, Dissertation, Universitätsverlag Karlsruhe, 2006

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