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Dr Christof Augenstein

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Kather Augenstein Rechtsanwälte


Managing Partner

Dr Augenstein has been active as a litigator for more than 10 years and became a Certified Specialist in Intellectual Property in 2007, enforcing intellectual property rights such as patents, trademarks, and designs in litigation. After being partner at his previous law firm for almost 9 years, Dr Augenstein and his partners decided in 2016 to split from the firm and to establish a high- quality IP litigation boutique law firm: Kather Augenstein Rechtsanwälte with Dr Augenstein as Managing Partner. Dr Augenstein and the team have been continuously working for all of their existing clients and have taken all previous mandates to the new firm and within the first-year various new mandates have been acquired.

Dr Augenstein’s advice, especially in extensive, technically complex patent infringement litigations, is valued by clients around the world. He has been widely recommended in directories (e.g. Best Lawyers/Handelsblatt, IP Star Managing IP, JUVE) for his legal advice in the field of intellectual property rights. His awards confirm not only his technical expertise, but also his relentless dedication to the interest of his clients.

Dr Augenstein is not only a highly-valued lawyer but is also active as an author and editor of scientific publications. In his work, he analyses and evaluates present developments in the field of IP litigation (e.g. the UPC). He is acting as Co-Chair of the Standing Committee on Unitary Patent (UPC) and is a member of the Standing Committee on Enforcement at the AIPPI (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle). At the German Lawyers’ Academy of the German Bar Association, he trains aspiring lawyers specialising in intellectual property law. Furthermore, he holds seminars at the German Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP).


Since 2016 Managing Partner at Kather Augenstein Rechtsanwälte, 2007-201yer and partner at Preu Bohlig & 5 lawPartner, 2004-2007 Managing Associate at Linklaters LLP in Cologne, Paris and London, 2003-2004 lawyer at Bird&Bird, 2001-2003 lawyer at Bender Harrer Krevet


Dr Christof Augenstein speaks German, English and French


He acts as Co-Chair of the Standing Committee on Unitary Patent (UPC) and is a member of the Standing Committee on Enforcement Q 224 at the AIPPI. Furthermore, Dr Christof Augenstein is acting as a trainer at the German Lawyers’ Academy of the German Bar Association and holds seminars at the German Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP).


1992-1998 Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany and 1994-1995 Pierre-Mendes-France, Genoble, France

Germany: Intellectual property

Patent litigation

Within: Leading individuals

Christof Augenstein - Kather Augenstein Rechtsanwälte

Within: Patent litigation

Kather Augenstein Rechtsanwälte’s ‘highly focused’ and ‘very professional’ team ‘undoubtedly belongs among the best for patent litigation’. Due to its ‘outstanding advice’ and ‘short response times’, the patent law practice led by ‘clever strategistChristof Augenstein is ‘unreservedly recommended for German patent infringement proceedings’. The ‘very energetic’ and ‘technically excellentChristopher Weber, who together with senior partner Peter Kather, Alexander Haertel and Augenstein provides ‘a very high level of service’, is defending Losyco in patent infringement proceedings concerning a patent on a heavy goods transport solution and providing associated PR and press law advice. Since the firm’s establishment at the start of 2016, it has grown steadily and was able to strengthen the practice at partner level in mid-2018 with the promotion of Sören Dahm. It also expanded its client base, which now includes Deutsche Lufthansa and Bron Elektronik as well as Audi and Boston Scientific, among others.

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