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Thomas Gniadek

Partner

Simmons & Simmons

Dr. Thomas Gniadek is a partner in the Munich office of Simmons & Simmons, where his practice focuses on counselling and representation in patent litigation, trade secrets litigation and other tech-related litigation. In particular, his expertise comprises litigating patents in the fields of telecommunications, video, audio and voice coding, IT, hardware and software, consumer electronics, automotive, mechanics, 3D printing, metal manufacturing, medical devices as well as biotech; regularly including standard essential patents (SEP).

The JUVE handbook 2019/2020 ranks Thomas as a “frequently recommended lawyer” and describes his negotiation style as “pragmatic and solution-oriented”. WirtschaftsWoche 2019 lists Thomas as one of the “most renowned patent law attorneys in Germany”. Clients appreciate his “assertive litigation style”.

Further, Thomas advises on technology related know-how and trade secrets protection. He gives advice on the licensing of patents and IP rights, on employee inventions law and on technology related unfair competition and anti-trust law (SEP/FRAND). He helps clients manage risks and arriving at practical solutions without involving the courts. Also, Thomas has a wealth of experience in providing comprehensive freedom-to-operate (FTO) analyses and representing clients in complex out-of-court negotiation scenarios.

Before joining Simmons & Simmons, Thomas was a salary partner with an international, full service law firm and a counsel with a market-leading European patent boutique.

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