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Dr. Thomas Hirse

Partner
Rechtsanwalt

CMS Hasche Sigle
Kasernenstraße 43-45
40213 Duesseldorf
Germany
Languages German, English

Thomas Hirse has particular experience with the legal evaluation of intellectual property in the context of corporate transactions and IPOs. He regularly advises on technology-driven mergers and acquisitions in the life sciences and biotech sector, mechanical and plant engineering as well as automotive industry. Thomas furthermore advises clients across a variety of industry sectors on an ongoing basis on patent and utility patent law, including all related antitrust law aspects and questions related to employee inventions. He has successfully drafted and negiotiated numerous R&D and licence agreements and also represents his clients in international disputes and acts as counsel in arbitration proceedings.

Thomas started his legal career with Linklaters in 2006 and joined CMS in 2007. He has been a partner since 2014.

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Publications


  • Schriftenreihe des Max-Planck-Instituts für auslaendisches und internationales Privatrecht, Die Ausweichklausel im Internationalen Privatrecht - Methodentheoretische und -kritische Gedanken zu einer besonderen kollisionsrechtlichen Generalklausel, Mohr Siebeck Tübingen 2007
  • Kothe/Micklitz/Rott/Tonner/Willingmann; Das neue Schuldrecht - Kompaktkommentar, Kommentierung der Regelungen zum Leistungsstoerungs-und Ruecktrittsfolgenrecht, Luchterhand 2003
  • Beitraege zur Neuregelung des Leistungsstoerungsrechts im Rahmen der Schuldrechtsmodernisierung, VuR 2001, p. 99 ff
  • Die Prozessfuehrung durch den Versicherer (zus. mit Prof. Dr. Harald Koch), VersR 2001
  • Anmerkungen und Beitraege zu verschiedenen BGH-Entscheidungen zum Folgekostenstreit bei straßenbaubedingter Verlegung von Versorgungsleitungen in den neuen Bundeslaendern, NJ 2001, p. 459 ff
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Education


  • 2005: PhD; thesis on international private law
  • 2003 - 2005: Trainee lawyer at Wuppertal Regional Court
  • 2001 - 2002: Friedrich Naumann Foundation PhD scholar
  • 2001 - 2002: Worked as legal expert for Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Verbraucherverbände e.V. in the context of the legislative process for the reform of the German law of obligations
  • 2000 - 2002: Research assistant to a Higher Regional Court judge and to Prof. Dr. Harald Koch, Chair for Civil Law, Civil Procedure Law, International Private Law and Comparative Law
  • 1995 - 2000: Law studies at the University of Rostock
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02/09/2021
CMS ad­vises dor­makaba on di­vest­ment of glass sys­tems busi­ness to Itali­an...
Düs­sel­dorf – The dor­makaba Group, one of the world’s lead­ing sup­pli­ers of se­cure ac­cess solu­tions, has di­vested its glass sys­tems busi­ness (In­teri­or Glass Solu­tions, IGS) to Itali­an in­vest­ment group...
04/08/2021
CMS ad­vises LE­GIC Ident­sys­tems on ac­quis­i­tion of XDK IoT plat­form from...
Düs­sel­dorf – Swiss firm LE­GIC Ident­sys­tems AG, a pro­vider of highly se­cure ac­cess and mo­bil­ity products, has ac­quired the Cross-Do­main De­vel­op­ment Kit (XDK) from Bosch Con­nec­ted Devices and Solu­tions...
14/07/2021
Ger­man Fed­er­al Con­sti­tu­tion­al Court clears the way for the Uni­fied Pat­ent...
The Ger­man Fed­er­al Con­sti­tu­tion­al Court (FCC) dis­missed two mo­tions for in­ter­im meas­ures against the Ger­man act ap­prov­ing the Agree­ment on a Uni­fied Pat­ent Court (UPCA). The way is thus clear for Ger­man...
17/02/2021
Com­puls­ory li­cens­ing in Ger­many
1. What is the defin­i­tion of com­puls­ory li­cens­ing? Sec­tion 24 (1) Ger­man Pat­ent Act (Pat­ent­ge­setz – "GPA") con­tains a defin­i­tion of com­puls­ory li­cense. It reads as fol­lows: "The non-ex­clus­ive au­thor­isa­tion...
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04/02/2021
CMS ad­vises in­de­pend­ent private equity firm Pinova Cap­it­al on tak­ing ma­jor­ity...
Frank­furt/Main – Pinova Cap­it­al GmbH, an in­de­pend­ent private equity firm, has ac­quired a ma­jor­ity equity in­terest in Ec­o­roll AG, a pro­vider of tools and ma­chinery for sur­face fin­ish­ing. De­tails of the...
15/12/2020
Five years after Hua­wei ZTE FRAND li­cens­ing ob­lig­a­tions again be­fore the...
On 26 Novem­ber 2020, the Düs­sel­dorf Re­gion­al Court an­nounced that it would sus­pend a pat­ent in­fringe­ment pro­ceed­ing and refer key ques­tions on com­puls­ory li­cens­ing of stand­ard es­sen­tial pat­ents (SEP)...
08/10/2020
Ger­many tries again to rat­i­fy Uni­fied Pat­ent Court-Agree­ment
A bill for ap­prov­al of the Agree­ment on the Uni­fied Pat­ent Court (UPCA), le­gis­la­tion that would al­low Ger­many to rat­i­fy this con­ven­tion and to par­ti­cip­ate in this in­ter­na­tion­al pat­ent court sys­tem, was...
10/09/2020
CMS ad­vises in­vest­ment hold­ing com­pany Armira on sale of bal­list­ic pro­tec­tion...
Frank­furt/Main – In­vest­ment hold­ing com­pany Armira has sold all its shares in M-Sich­er­heits­beteili­gun­gen GmbH (Mehler Vario Sys­tem Group) to private equity firm Deutsche Private Equity (DPE). De­tails...
04/09/2020
Ger­many: Min­istry's draft bill for Pat­ent Law Mod­ern­isa­tion Act in­cludes...
Is this the end of "auto­mat­ic in­junc­tions" for pat­ent in­fringe­ment in Ger­many? On 1 Septem­ber 2020, the Fed­er­al Min­istry of Justice and Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion presen­ted the min­istry's draft bill (Ref­er­enten­ent­wurf)...
26/03/2020
Ger­man Fed­er­al Con­sti­tu­tion­al Court rules against the Uni­fied Pat­ent Court
The Uni­fied Pat­ent Court and Unit­ary Pat­ent Pack­age has re­ceived an­oth­er hit. Will the pro­ject be re­launched soon by a new vote of the Ger­man Bundestag? On 20 March 2020, the Ger­man Fed­er­al Con­sti­tu­tion­al...
19/03/2020
Ger­man Con­sti­tu­tion­al Court to an­nounce de­cision on Uni­fied Pat­ent Court...
The Ger­man Fed­er­al Con­sti­tu­tion­al Court has an­nounced on its web­site that it will pub­lish its de­cision re­gard­ing the Ger­man Rat­i­fic­a­tion Act and the con­sti­tu­tion­al com­plaint against the Uni­fied Pat­ent...
03/03/2020
CMS ad­vises Air­bus on the di­vest­ment of PFW Aerospace
Ham­burg – Air­bus and Safe­guard have signed an agree­ment with Hutchin­son re­gard­ing the sale and trans­fer of all shares in PFW Aerospace GmbH, a key sup­pli­er in the avi­ation in­dustry. The di­vest­ment has...