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About Elena Hennecke

Elena is an associate in our patent litigation group.

In particular, she advises clients in complex and contentious patent litigation with a special focus on fields of life sciences and telecommunication. Furthermore, she advises on IP related questions within non-contentious matters, especially in the context of licensing negotiations. 

Elena speaks German and English. 


Recent work

  • Advising and representing an American technology company in several international
    patent litigation series concerning different technologies;
  • Advising and representing Novartis in several patent infringement matters, e.g. concerning the blockbusters Afinitor® and Gilenya®; including enforcing second medical use patents;
  • Representation of Moderna in enforcement of COVID-19-related patents against BioNTech/Pfizer;
  • Advising and representing Lenovo in litigation based on standard-essential patents for different cellular standards and video coding standards;
  • Advising and representing Kodak in patent litigation concerning offset printing, including before the UPC;
  • Advising and representing HP in defense UPC and national proceedings based on standard-essential patents for video coding;
  • Representation of Alexion in enforcement of an antibody-related patent before the UPC.



  • University of Mannheim, Germany and Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain (law studies)
  • Higher Regional Court Düsseldorf, Germany (legal clerkship)

Professional qualifications

  • Attorney at law, Germany


  • Member of GRUR - Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht (German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)
  • Member of women in ip