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Peter Kather

Peter Kather

Kather AugensteinLawyers PartGmbBJohannstraße 37DüsseldorfGermany40476

Thought Leader

WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

National Leader

Germany - Patents

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

"Peter Kather is a very highly regarded practitioner, with peers noting his “superb” work in the field. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the practice area, with clients across a range of industries including biotech and telecommunications. "

Biography

With more than 30 years of experience in the field of intellectual property law Dr Peter Kather has handled hundreds of IP-infringement cases. His clients benefit from his areas of expertise – engineering, telecommunications, chemistry, automotive and biotechnology. One of his specialties is cross-border proceedings. He has conducted numerous proceedings of this type in Germany in a leading role and coordinated them on an international level.

Peter started his professional career in Munich in 1983; a full 15 years and various cases later he established an office in Düsseldorf for his previous firm, which he led till December 2015.

In 2016 Peter and his partners decided to establish a high-quality IP litigation boutique law firm, Kather Augenstein Rechtsanwälte, with Peter as co-founder and senior partner. Peter is listed in various rankings as one of the leading IP litigators in Germany. 

Peter regards his principal task as identifying the best arguments in conjunction with the client. In this context, the close cooperation with in-house and external patent lawyers is an important piece of the puzzle in building an understanding of the various technical issues to be able to convey them in court. He regards himself as a link between the scientists/technicians and the judges who, as legal professionals, have the same tools at their disposal as he does.

Peter has undertaken the role of arbitrator at the ICC several times. Furthermore, he is member of the German Association for Intellectual Property and Copyright, the European Patent Lawyers' Association, the Union of European Practitioners in Intellectual Property, the German Lawyers’ Academy, the German Association for Law and Informatics, and the German-British Lawyers' Association.

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