Dr Peter Meyer
Peter has specialised in intellectual property law and competition law matters for more than 20 years.
His expertise covers all contentious and non-contentious issues of intellectual property and antitrust law. Peter's particular focus is on international and national patent litigation, and advising on antitrust law questions at the interface with IP rights.
Peter's clients are mainly from the life sciences and TMT sectors. They include a major European life sciences company, a US medical device manufacturer as well as Asian and US electronics, telecom and IT companies.
The German finance magazine 'Handelsblatt' has awarded Peter Meyer as one of the Best Lawyer in 2018 in the field of intellectual property. Chambers (2018) notes that its strategic and insightful advice is particularly appreciated. JUVE says that he “has long been traded as an insider tip among the Düsseldorf patent lawyers”. Legal 500 (2016/2017) describes him as “competent, fast, professional and very strategic thinking”.
- Recent Work
- representing Bayer HealthCare in a patent infringement dispute with third parties concerning certain human monoclonal antibodies
- enforcing Bayer Pharma's and Medrad's patents concerning coated balloon catheters against copies and patent infringers in proceedings before courts in Germany
- advising an international food manufacturer in all questions of antitrust law
- representing HTC in numerous patent infringement cases with IPCom with regard to contractual and antitrust law arguments in the context of telecom industry standards
- pursuing infringers of SanDisk's trademarks by way of border detention and subsequent out-of-court and court action.
Peter is national head of the firm's dispute resolution practice and leads the life sciences sector group in Germany.
After studying law in Münster (Dr. jur.), Nijmegen and Bristol, (LL.M.), Peter qualified as a German lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) in 1996.
He worked for a major international law firm in Germany before joining Simmons & Simmons in Düsseldorf in 2001. Peter became a partner in May 2003. He is a member of AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property), GRUR (German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property), EPLAW (European Patent Lawyers Association) and the Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht (Association for Antitrust Law Studies).
Peter regularly speaks at international conferences on patent litigation and life sciences topics.