Armin Kühne

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer), Associated Partner

Intellectual Property

Armin Kühne

Armin Kuehne is an expert in intellectual property litigation based in Noerr’s Munich office. He advises clients in the fields of electronics, telecommunication, engineering and pharmaceuticals. Armin specialises in patent infringement proceedings, licensing disputes, and complex technology-related disputes. Armin has extensive experience in the telecommunications and automotive sectors and advises clients in defending against infringement claims, enforcing industrial property rights, and protecting trade secrets. Armin also structures, negotiates and implements complex licensing agreements, technology transfers, research and development agreements, joint ventures, strategic alliances and portfolio acquisitions across market sectors, regions and industries.


  • Market-Leading Manufacturers of Mobile Handsets
    Defense of multiple market-leading manufacturers of mobile handsets against assertion of standard essential patents.
  • International Patent Monetisation Companies
    Cross-border assertion of standard essential patents in telecommunications and network technology sectors. Achieving global settlement for Clients
  • AIM Sport Vision AG
    Asserting patent at national courts and Unified Patent Court - listed as one of the "Top 10 Patent Cases of the Year" (Juve Patent)
  • Technicolor S.A.
    Defended portfolio licensor against multi-million royalty reimbursement claims
  • ANDRITZ Group
    Various proceedings asserting rights pursuant to trade secret protection act
  • Centripetal Networks Inc.
    Asserting network security patents
  • Market-Leading European Retailer
    Successful defense against various patent infringement allegations
  • Network Security Provider
    Globally identifying and mitigating IP risks in sale of technology companies.
  • ISM Frankfurt
    Lecturer in trademark, unfair competition and copyright law at ISM Frankfurt International School of Management
  • University of Liechtenstein
    Lecturer in IP compliance at University of Liechtenstein, Vaduz


  • Rising Star 2020/2021 - Patent Contentious
    IP Stars


Studied law at the University of Mannheim
Studied law at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz
Three years as an associate in the Munich office of an US-American corporate law firm in the IP litigation practice group focusing on competition law and patent law
UPC Representative
Admitted to the Munich Bar
At Noerr since 2016


  • GRUR - German Association for Industrial Property and Copyright
  • INTA - International Trademark Association
  • FCBA Global Fellow - Federal Circuit Bar Association


  • "The evolution of intellectual property systems"
    Panel Speech at the International Malaysia Law Conference 2018, Kuala Lumpur
  • „European Trademark Enforcement"
    Speech for a delegation of the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) as part of a training programme offered by the Max-Planck-Institute for Innovation and Competition
  • "Connected Cars & Financial Services - Enabler For New Business Models?"
    Porsche Consulting Financial Services Lounge Panel 2023


  • "Legal Handbook Connected Cars"
    Handbook, C.H. Beck 2022
  • "On Royalty Clawbacks - Proposal for New Standard Clause in for License Agreements"
    Essay, GRUR 2020, pp. 1256 et seq.
  • "Pharmaceutical Marketing Exclusivity: An Unrecognised IP Right?"
    Essay, GRUR-Int. 2018, 1152-1158
  • "Infringement of Purpose-Bound Compound Protection"
    Essay, GRUR 2018, 456-460
  • "Nivea-Blau"
    Decision review, Betriebs-Berater 43/2015, p. 2575
  • "Ordinary Termination of Unwritten Commercial Repeat Delivery Contracts"
    Essay, Zeitschrift für Vertriebsrecht 3/2015, pp. 156 et seq.
  • "The New EU Antitrust Damages Regulation: 'Follow-On Actions" Becoming More Dangerous"
    Essay, Der Betrieb 18/2015, pp. 1028 et seq.
  • "Financial Investors at Risk of Antitrust Violations"
    Essay, Börsenzeitung 26/2015
  • "Damage Liability of Cartelists for Umbrella Effects Confirmed"
    Decision review, Betriebs-Berater 26/2014, pp. 1550 et seq.
  • "The Defused Ancillary Protection Right for Press Publishers"
    Essay, Computer und Recht 3/2013, pp. 169 et seq.
  • "Liability of Search Engine Providers"
    Dissertation, Peter Lang 2012