Unified Patent Court
A single patent court for Member States of the European Union
Peter Tochtermann studied Law and Chemistry at the University of Heidelberg from which he graduated in 2001. He was a Visiting Scholar sponsored by the German Academic Scholarship Foundation at both the Dispute Resolution Institute, Hamline University, St. Paul (MN), USA as well as the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, Cambridge (MA), USA (2005/2006), where he worked on his comparative Ph.D. on “The Independence and Impartiality of the Mediator” (University of Heidelberg, summa cum laude, 2008). He is a Lecturer at the University of Heidelberg and publishes extensively with a particular focus on Patent Law.
He served as a judge in the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg since 2007. Since 2010 he handled hundreds of Patent Cases at the Regional Court Mannheim, clerked with the Patent Senate of the Federal Supreme Court of Germany (2012-2015) and - after being seconded to the Patent Senate of the Higher Regional Court Karlsruhe - has been the Presiding Judge of the 7th Civil Chamber of the Regional Court Mannheim since 9/2018, which regularly deals with large-scale patent infringement proceedings especially on SEPs in the telecommunication sector.