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Hon. Dr. Klaus Grabinski

Judge, German Federal Court of Justice

Dr Klaus Grabinski was appointed as judge in the Federal Court of Justice in Germany (Bundesgerichtshof) in 2009. At the Federal Court of Justice he is allocated to the 10th Civil Division (X. Zivilsenat), which has inter alia jurisdiction in patent dispute matters. Before, he was Presiding Judge at the District Court in Düsseldorf in one of the two Patent Litigation Divisions (2001-2009), Judge at the Court of Appeal in Düsseldorf (2000-2001), Legal Researcher at the Federal Court of Justice (1997-2000) and Judge at the District Court in Düsseldorf (1992-1997).

Dr Grabinski studied law at the Universities of Trier, Geneva and Cologne. He is co-author of a commentary on the European Patent Convention (Benkard, Europäisches Patentübereinkommen, 2nd edition) and a commentary on the German Patent Act
(Benkard, Patentgesetz, 11th edition) and author of several articles concerning Patent
Law, Civil Procedure and International Private Law.

Dr Grabinski is member of an Expert Panel that is advising the Preparatory Committee
of the future Unified Patent Court on different work streams. He is a frequent speaker
at national and international conferences on patent law.