Dr Ingve Björn Stjerna is an attorney-at-law in the area of intellectual property law in Düsseldorf/Germany.

He is a certified specialist for intellectual property law and specialises on the law of technical protective rights, i.e. patent law and utility model law as well as the associated areas of law, especially unfair competition law.


His work covers all matters involving inventions and knowhow, from representation in court proceedings over the negotiation and drafting of licence agreements to technology transactions. He works on cases from the whole spectrum of sciences, in particular in the fields of life sciences (pharma, biotechnology, medical devices), automotive, software/IT and electronics.

“JUVE Handbuch”, the leading independent register of commercial lawyers in Germany, has repeatedly listed Ingve as a “frequently recommended attorney” in patent infringement matters.

Advice and Representation

Ingve especially advises on all aspects of the enforcement of technical protective rights and on defending against allegations of infringement, ranging from general questions (e.g. Freedom-to-Operate analyses or the preperation of protective letters as a sort of initial defence in impending preliminary injunction proceedings) to the representation in court proceedings like infringement actions, preliminary injunction proceedings and inspection proceedings. He is experienced both in leading and strategically coordinating multinational infringement cases for international corporate groups as well as in advising and representing small and medium size companies in national disputes.

Dr Ingve Björn Stjerna is a member of the German Association for Intellectual Property and Copyright Law (GRUR), of the Association of Professionals in Intellectual Property Law (VPP) and of the Licensing Executives Society (LES).

He publishes frequently in the leading periodicals, especially on topics from patent law and utility model law.