IT & IP Litigation


  • Protect IT infrastructure from tampering (advise and develop mechanisms to protect company hard- and software against unauthorized impact)
  • Develop evidence preservation methods and support digital forensics
  • Resolve disputes over damages and penalties for unauthorized use of software, including unauthorized analysis and copying (reverse engineering, decompilation, disassembly)
  • Resolve disputes over damages and compensation for derivative software creation 
  • Resolve disputes over damages and penalties for removal of proprietary notices in software 
  • Resolve disputes over protection of exclusive rights to cloud services (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, DaaS), mobile applications, information systems, websites and other hard- and software (including domain names)
  • Resolve disputes over compensation for software code distribution qualifying as dissemination of confidential data 
  • Resolve all categories of disputes related to protection of rights to the results of intellectual activity and means of individualization, including the fight against the spread of counterfeit products and challenging decisions of the Federal Service for Intellectual Property
  • Resolve disputes over protection of collected personal data

Key contacts

Dmitry Kletochkin Partner
+7 (495) 150-05-05
Dmitry Kletochkin specializes in representing client interests in litigation involving corporate conflicts, real-estate disputes, hostile takeovers and restructuring & bankruptcy cases. He has a vast amount of experience representing the interests of Russian and international clients at the commercial courts and courts of general jurisdiction. Dmitry has rendered legal assistance to clients in disputes stemming from supply contracts, loan agreements and contracting agreements, disputes involving real-estate rights, and other disputes in the area of civil and commercial law.
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Yaroslav Schuetzle Head of IT & IP Litigation practice
+7 (495) 150-05-05
Yaroslav specializes in dispute resolution in the field of IT technologies and intellectual property law, international private law, real estate and construction, leasing, energy, land relations, corporate law, and bankruptcy. He has considerable experience in representing clients in tough disputes involving complex technical expertise and the application of foreign law.
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Recent experience:

This series of intellectual property disputes over a cashless fuel payment solution for petrol stations created a legal precedent for the Russian jurisdiction. Thanks to our legal support involving a complex digital forensic examination, the court reaffirmed the ban on and penalties for reverse engineering and decompilation of the source code for the cloud-based digital payment platform (SaaS).
Bio Rad’s glycated hemoglobin analyzer is used to diagnose diabetes with a particular accuracy achieved with a pre-set blood testing mechanism. Our team defended the company against Rosstandard, the Russian standardization agency. By demonstrating the operating principles of the software used in the device, our lawyers proved to the court that the medical analyzer cannot be classified as a measuring device, thus saving our client significant financial losses and the risk of import restrictions.
Bio Rad Laboratories
Our client, Chelyabinsk Pipe-rolling Plant, a leading metallurgical company, is the owner of patent-protected technologies for welded and seamless pipe manufacturing. Our team proved that technical solutions used by the opposing party in its business are identical to the patented laser-arc welding technology of our client. The infringement of intellectual property rights was discontinued, and the perpetrator was held liable under civil law.