Bernhard Arnold

Arnold Ruess - Germany

Königsallee 59a


+49 211 54 24 40 40

Patent star 2022



Practice areas:

Copyright & related rights
Patent litigation
Patent strategy & counseling
Trade mark strategy & counseling

Dr. Bernhard Arnold is one of the firm's partners. He specialises in intellectual property law and, in particular, patent and copyright law.

Legal 500 call him a  "key player in patent law" and an "expert in his field" who "never loses his calm" and "provides prompt and reliable service" with a "perfect combination of legal and technical know-how".

He is highly recommended for patent litigation by the JUVE Handbook German Commercial Law Firms (quote: "willing to fight and resourceful", "highly competent", "excellent attorney, a real technical expert") and continuously listed as an expert in his field by IAM Patent 1000 (quote: "very innovative when things get complicated and digs very deep on a legal and technical level"; " is extremely accomplished and seamlessly integrates technical and legal skills").

Chambers recites "outstanding praise" by clients and peers: "excellent litigator", "the lawyer you would like to have in every patent case", "very commercially oriented and great at coordinating teams in different jurisdictions to the client's advantage".

Bernhard Arnold was repeatedly voted by his peers into the Best Lawyers Ranking.

The firm's patent practice is recommended as a "well established and powerful team" with “strength and depth” in Legal 500, "in particular for difficult patent proceedings where the team meets highest standards in timing and quality" and "whose briefs are 'a miracle of structure and precision and at that written to the point and a pleasure to read'". The patent practice is further continuously recommended as one of the global top 1000 in IAM Patent 1000 ("The team does a wonderful and very detailed job. Its members are very meticulous and able to navigate complex scenarios and uncertain jurisprudence"). Chambers quote clients: "The lawyers are very good, with the experience to know what the real issues are in a case and focus their efforts there. They are creative and go the extra mile. You get quick responses and great answers." and "It is a high-quality, successful firm with a very good track record. The partners are always on top of the case."

Year Joined Firm: 2010

Education/Alumni: Studied law at Passau University, at the same time founder of an IT company (software development, data recovery, web design), doctoral thesis (SJD equivalent) on copyright law. Prior to founding ARNOLD RUESS, Bernhard Arnold was with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. He is a lecturer inter alia at Düsseldorf University's IP LLM course.

Languages Spoken: English, French, Germany

Network Memberships: AIPPI, GRUR, EPLAW, VPP



Last updated 11th January 2018