Julia Schönbohm heads Linklaters’ German patent litigation practice. She advises on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights and the defence against infringement allegations. A key aspect of Julia’s experience is coordinating complex multijurisdictional litigation matters, both on the enforcement and defensive sides. Her clients are mainly from the life sciences, semiconductor, automotive, electronics and chemical industries. Her advice is pragmatic and commercially-oriented, building on a thorough knowledge and the understanding of her clients’ industries. Julia studied law at the University of Hamburg and completed an LLM at Fordham University, New York. She is admitted to practice in Germany and the State of New York.

Julia is widely acknowledged as ranking among Germany’s best intellectual property lawyers (WirtschaftsWoche, since 2018). Chambers Global 2019 recognises Julia as leading lawyer for patent litigation in Germany. She was named as one of JUVE’s ‘40 below 40’, a list of outstanding legal professionals in Germany, in 2012.