Germany: Patent Agents 2018

We highlight 31 patent agents this year for their skills in licensing, portfolio management and opposition filings and their leading counsel and depth of experience in the field.

Most Highly Regarded
1. H Ulrich Dörries df-mp, Munich
2. Hans-Rainer Jaenichen Vossius & Partner, Munich
3. Hendrik Wichmann Wuesthoff & Wuesthoff, Munich
4. Thorsten Bausch Hoffmann Eitle, Munich

IP specialist HOFFMANN EITLE sees five leading patent agents recognised in this edition for their excellent work in the field.
Thorsten Bausch boasts a depth of expertise in cross-border disputes and is widely respected for his longstanding experience before the European and German Patent Offices.
Joseph Taormino receives high praise for his expertise in the field of pharmaceuticals and molecular biology and is well versed in handling opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office.
Peter Klusmann is a leading name in chemical and pharmaceutical patents and is highly sought after by clients for his strong expertise in opposition filings and appeals.

Three leading names are recommended at IP law firm WUESTHOFF & WUESTHOFF.
Hendrik Wichmann is a top name in the German IP market and is a firm favourite among both national and international clients for his first-class patent practice.
The “highly experienced” Axel Katérle is an esteemed figure in communications and electronics patents where he is noted as one of the best in the business.
Bernhard Thum possesses wide-ranging patents experience at both German and European level and is also recognised for his particular experience in US patents matters.

DF-MP is recommended as “a great firm for patent prosecution and litigation” and sees two leading figures listed in this chapter.
Ulrich Dörries is recognised as “a very good practitioner on biotech and pharmaceuticals” who can provide extensive and in-depth counsel on patents preparation and prosecution.
David Molnia is a dynamic and effective patent attorney with over 20 years of experience in the field.

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG PARTNERSCHAFT also achieves two listings this year.
Johannes Heselberger is a standout name in the field of patent infringement and validity litigation where he is considered by market sources to be a real expert.
Maria Kreller-Schober has long-standing experience of complex patent prosecution cases and is widely respected by peers as a market leader in the area.

International full-service firm BIRD & BIRD achieves two listings in this chapter. 
Daniela Kinkeldey comes highly recommended for her expertise in German and European patent law and is highlighted by market commentators for her exceptional work in opposition proceedings.
Michael Alt is recognised for his leading knowledge of patents in relation to pharmaceuticals and medical chemistry.

GRÜNECKER PATENT - UND RECHTSANWÄLTE sees two leading agents recognised.
Thomas Schuster provides expertise on a range of sectors including physics and electrical engineering, and is highly sought after for his depth of knowledge of the field.
Olivia Nemethova is widely reputed for her skills in patent prosecution and litigation, particularly when it comes to electrical engineering and telecoms matters.

Two practitioners at ISENBRUCK BÖSL HÖRSCHLER are listed.
Günter Isenbruck is a brilliant patent attorney with a raft of experience in the area, most notably in relation to patent filing and prosecution matters.
Fritz Lahrtz is an IP guru who is widely respected for his prowess in matters of patent prosecution and opposition including infringement proceedings.

KLUNKER IP also sees two individuals nominated this year.
Volker Metzler is one of the industry’s leading lights and is frequently called upon for his expertise as a patent agent at the European level.
Jochen Höhfeld is a sharp-minded practitioner who is widely regarded for his advice and abilities when it comes to patent filing and prosecution.

VOSSIUS & PARTNER’s Hans-Rainer Jaenichen is one of the foremost patent agents in the country and is recognised as “an eminent figure in the field of biotechnology”.

The “very well-known” Heinz Goddar of BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT is regarded as one of the industry’s most distinguished figures known for his expert handling of the whole gamut of patent-related matters.

KADOR & PARTNER’s name partner Utz Kador possesses over 40 years of experience as a patent agent and is a noted specialist when it comes to chemistry patents.

Günter Keller at LEDERER & KELLER receives high praise for his expertise in the biotechnology field and is widely regarded for his skills and market knowledge.

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