Axel Verhauwen

Axel Verhauwen

Lawyer | Partner

Bennigsen-Platz 1 | 40474 Düsseldorf

T  +49 211 440337-0 | F  +49 211 440337-60


Axel Verhauwen is involved in the entire spectrum of patent-law disputes and specialises particularly in patent infringement trials in all fields of technology. He frequently appears for global companies in the electronics industry and has acquired particular expertise in enforcing standard-related patents in the fields of digital technology and telecommunications. He works together with an international network of established IP law firms to coordinate cross-border cases against patent infringers operating world-wide.

He is co-author of the ‘Handbuch des Patentrechts’ (Patent Law Handbook), edited by Haedicke/Timmann.


  • Chambers Global/Europe (2015):
    “A significant player in patent litigation, Axel Verhauwen is at his most visible in cross-border patent infringement proceedings, particular those involving the technology and telecommunication sectors.”

  • In the JUVE handbook (2015), Axel Verhauwen is listed with a small number of others among the leading trial attorneys in patent law (under the age of 50).

  • IAM Patent 1000 (2015):
    “Axel Verhauwen is clearly the alpha lawyer. He is the architype of the German litigator: accomplished, assertive and quick on his feet. He manages a tough workload and is outstanding in high-stake suits. One co-counsel reveals: He has a great relationship with Düsseldorf’s judges and knows how to pick words which win the case.”