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Dr Peter Kather

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Kather Augenstein Rechtsanwälte


Senior Partner

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 are cross-border proceedings. He has conducted numerous proceedings of this type in Germany in a leading role, and coordinated them on an international level. He is listed in various rankings as one of the leading IP-litigators in Germany.

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

In 2016 Dr Kather and his partners decided to split from their old firm and establish a high- quality IP litigation boutique law firm: Kather Augenstein Rechtsanwälte with Dr Kather as co-founder and Senior Partner. Dr Kather and his 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 Kather sees his principal task as identifying the best arguments in conjunction with the client. In this context, the close cooperation with external patent lawyers is an important piece of the puzzle in building an understanding of the various technical issues in order 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 like he does.


Since 2016 Senior Partner at Kather Augenstein Rechtsanwälte, 1983-2016 lawyer and partner at Preu Bohlig & Partner


Dr Peter Kather speaks German and English


Dr Kather has performed several times in the role of arbitrator at the ICC. Furthermore, he is a member of the German Association for Intellectual Property and Copyright (GRUR), the European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW), the German Association for Computer Technology and Law (DGRI) and the German-British Lawyers' Association. Next to that, he lectures periodic at conferences and seminars (e.g. German Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP).


He studied law at the University of Augsburg Law School.

Germany: Intellectual property

Patent litigation

Within: Leading individuals

Peter Kather - 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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