Judge Dr. Klaus Grabinski
Judge of the Revision Chamber, Federal Court of Justice, Germany
The Rationale and Role of Specialized Patent Courts
Dr Klaus Grabinski was appointed as judge in the Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof) in 2009. He is member of 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 Supreme Court (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 Law (Benkard, Patentgesetz, 10th edition) and author of several articles concerning Patent Law, Civil Procedure and International Private Law.
Dr Grabinski is member of an expert practitioners group advising the European Commission and the Preparatory Committee of the Unified Patent Court on the Rules of Procedure of this court. He is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences on patent law.