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Wolrad Waldeck

Partner at Freshfields


Wolrad is an IP lawyer specialising in the intersection of competition and patent law.

He also has extensive experience of patent proceedings. He regularly advises on multijurisdictional litigation strategies, particularly in relation to the assertion of standard-essential patents. Wolrad’s clients include multinationals in the telecoms, consumer electronics, pharma and biotechnology industries.

Before joining Freshfields, Wolrad worked at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law in Munich, where he researched patent law.

From 2004 to 2008, he was programme director at the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center, where he was responsible for, among other things, its LLM IP programme.

During his LLM studies in Washington DC, he was a judicial intern to the Hon Randall R Rader at the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Wolrad speaks German, English, French and Russian.

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