Roman Sedlmaier is a German attorney-at-law.
Roman Sedlmaier has gained almost a decade of experience in the complex field of intellectual property litigation, focusing on leading international patent disputes involving parallel proceedings around the world.
Venues for these proceedings include, in addition to Germany, especially the U.S.A., Europe as well as Japan. Within these respective judicial systems he has dealt with basically all major legal and technical aspects of patent procurement and enforcement, ranging from leading infringement procedures to litigating law suits assessing validity. Within Europe, there has been a specific emphasis on trials in Italy and the UK.
Roman Sedlmaier has assumed first chair responsibility on lengthy trials, his basic and routine practice including; pleading in nullity proceedings before the German Federal Patent Court as well as managing the respective appeal proceedings before the German Federal Supreme Court. Moreover, he regularly pleads in the major German civil courts dealing with patent infringement cases. He has also counselled numerous patent Opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office as well as the German Patent and Trademark Office.
His experience ranges from all-round patent litigation to the acquisition of patent portfolios, drafting license terms and closing licensing deals, setting out international licensing strategies, negotiating contracts, managing alternative dispute resolution solutions as well as related legal disputes.
He has gained expertise in several technical areas, especially in the field of electrical engineering; with a professional focus on the worldwide telecommunication industry. He is especially skilled in past and current developments regarding standard setting procedures within the telecommunication industry. And he has acquired broad experience in global legal proceedings involving the major players in the mobile telecommunications industry as adversaries in court and within the framework of licensing negotiations.
Roman Sedlmaier is a German native speaker who is also fluent in English.