Munich International
Patent Law Conference

(Anti-)anti-suit injunctions in patent infringement cases

23 June 2023


Established in 2013

The Munich International Patent Law Conference 2023 “(Anti-)anti-suit injunctions in patent infringement cases” will be taking place on FRI, 23 June 2023, 12:00–18:30h!

This year’s, the 10th Munich International Patent Law Conference 2023 will be conducted live at the Groundlift Studio in Stegen and also online, i. e. streamed live to all, who are participating online.

Participants onsite will have the opportunity to interact with our speaking patent judges from Germany, the UK, the United States, and Switzerland as well as with participating patent judges from many EPO member states.

The conference will be a half-day event. Cost will be EUR 420.00 (on-site; incl. VAT, F&B) and EUR 250.00 (livestream).

This year’s post-conference dinner will be held at Gasthaus Ruf in Seefeld beginning at 7:00 pm.

Join us and register HERE!

Munich International Patent Law Conference 2023 topic outline: 

„(Anti-)anti-suit injunctions in patent infringement cases“

Anti-suit injunctions (ASIs) are a relatively young phenomenon. They have at least two angles: national sovereignty, which is interesting, but partly political in nature. And patent litigation doctrine, which will interest most of our audience. 

National sovereignty describes, how domestic courts deal with foreign courts‘ ASIs barring parties in a patent litigation case from bringing suit before said domestic courts. In a world with rule of law under pressure or even on the retreat (look around!), the national sovereignty angle cannot be completely left aside, but it shall not be our dominating topic.

Patent litigation doctrine describes the very practical questions that need to be answered when dealing with ASIs on an operational level, i. e. in the law of civil procedure and in patent law. These questions will be of interest to all patent litigators in our audience and therefore shall be the focus of this year’s conference.

Here are some of the questions the judges speaking will answer:

  • How did cases look, in which ASIs where claimed before your court or in which you were confronted with foreign courts‘ ASIs?
  • Does your jurisdiction’s law know a set of uniform rules for issuing an ASI?
  • Must foreign infringement proceedings already have been initiated before claiming that an ASI was admissible? Or must the ASI perhaps even come first so as to keep open a time window?
  • Are an ASI’s legal consequences restricted to proceedings already pending or to all potential proceedings?
  • Who is bound – just the parties to the litigation or also members of their respective groups of companies?
  • What about Anti-Anti-Suit Injunctions (AASIs)?
  • Are there or should there be Anti-Enforcement Injunctions (AEIS)?



We look forward to an instructional, enlightening, and enjoyable afternoon!

As in years before, all international judges speaking at the Munich International Patent Law Conference 2023 will have prepared the same set of questions on how their jurisdictions admit own and deal with foreign ASIs.

Registration is open now!

Conference Format

Hybrid Setting

This year, you can attend the conference on-site at the Groundlift Studio in Stegen or online via livestream. Choose the format that suits you best!


Presentations cover the states of the law in Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Switzerland. The presentations' content will be illustrated by case studies - presented by two patent litigators.


Prominent patent judges from Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, Switzerland and two German patent litigators.


Take the opportunity of the post-Corona era and come to Stegen! This will give you the opportunity to exchange and discuss ideas with judges, colleagues, and other stakeholders of the patent law scene!

Prof. Dr. Christoph Ann LL.M.


Greeting from the host

Greetings from Munich, Europe’s patent capital, and from the Chair of Intellectual Property at TUM School of Management, certainly the German speaking world’s, perhaps even Europe’s oldest and largest chair for patents & trade secrets with a tradition of more than 150 years. 

It is my great pleasure to invite you to this year’s Munich International Patent Law Conference 2023 with its topic „(Anti-)anti suit injunctions in patent infringement cases“.

This year, you have the choice: come to the Groundlift Studio in Stegen and enjoy the benefits of an on-site conference. Alternatively, you can stream the afternoon and participate from anywhere in the world!

Register now! We look forward to having you with us on FRI, 23 June 2023, when it will be time for the Munich International Patent Law Conference 2023 to happen!


(alphabetical order)

Christoph Ann

TUM Professor of Law

Chair of Intellectual Property Law, Technical University of Munich, Germany

Dieter Brändle

President (ret.)

Swiss Federal Patent Court, Switzerland

Stefan Eck

Attorney at Law

KLAKA Rechtsanwälte, Germany

Georg Eisenreich

State Minister of Justice

Free State of Bavaria, Germany

Sir Christopher Floyd

Lord Justice of Appeal (ret.)


Court of Appeal of England and Wales, United Kingdom

Anna-Lena Klein


Regional Court Munich I, Germany

Thomas Mayer

Attorney at Law

Infineon AG, Germany

James L. Robart

Senior U.S. District Judge

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, USA



Beatrix Schobel

Court President

Regional Court Munich I, Germany


GROUNDLIFT Stream Stage, Alte Brauerei Stegen, Landsberger Str. 57, Inning am Ammersee, Germany




Get In Touch

We will be happy to help you with all your questions and concerns.



+49 -89 - 289 28662


Verein zur Förderung von Wissenschaft, Forschung und Lehre zum Recht des Geistigen Eigentums am Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftsrecht und Geistiges Eigentum der Technischen Universität München e.V., Arcisstr. 21 80333 Munich, Germany

Subscribe to our newsletter

Don't miss new updates on your email

Quick Facts

23 June 2023

12.00 - 18.30 CEST

online or @ Groundlift Studio, Stegen



Munich International Patent Law Conference