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Prüfer & Partner
SOHNCKESTRASSE 12
D-81479 MÜNCHEN
Germany

Intellectual property > Patent litigation Tier 3

Prüfer & Partner stands out among the competition thanks to its special expertise in patents, which are to be protected both in the USA before the USPTO and in Europe. The team around practice heads Jürgen Feldmeier, Dorothea Hofer and Andreas Oser acts in both opposition and nullity proceedings and also offers patent lawyer support in infringement proceedings. The IP boutique is based in Munich.

Testimonials

The team has many years of experience.’

Jürgen Feldmeier offers solution-oriented advice.’

Key clients

Brother Industries

Biedermann Technologies GmbH & Co. KG

Multipond Wägetechnik GmbH

EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems

Knorr Bremse AG

Freiberger Compound Materials

Hill-Rom

Hymmen GmbH Maschinen und Anlagenbau

Terumo Corporation

Mitsubishi Electric Co.

Heidolph Instruments GmbH & Co. KG

Cratoni

Novartis – Sandoz (inkl Hexal, Lek Pharmaceuticals)

Trumpf Medizintechnik GmbH & Co. KG

Trumpf Werkzeugmaschinen

Toray Industries

Hyve AG

Kesseböhmer Produktions GmbH & Co. KG

Osram GmbH

B Braun Melsungen AG

Tachi Co. LTD. (JP)

Knauf Insulation

Krka d.d.

Heusch GmbH & Co. KG

ICAROS GmbH

Curadis GmbH

QRSkin GmbH

enzymmanagement ag

BHS Technologies

Wachtel GmbH

Hilgenberg GmbH

Nipro Corporation (JP)

kopter germany GmbH

SeedX Technologies Inc.(Israel)

Research Institute Of Tsinghua University In Shenzhen

CloudMinds (Shanghai) Robotics Co., Ltd.

Suzhou Teknect Engineering Co.

Shanghai Power Equipment Research Institute Co., Ltd.

GK8 LTD (Israel)

IMMUNITY PHARMA LTD. (Israel)

KAHR MEDICAL Ltd. (Israel)

Qubig GmbH

Intellectual property > Patent prosecution Tier 3

Prüfer & Partner has an active prosecution practice in Germany, before the EPO and internationally. The Munich-based firm fields lawyers experienced in prosecution and infringement proceedings to provide optimal advice in the application space. In addition to numerous German clients, the group is also instructed by clients from China, Japan and particularly the US, where the firm is experienced in application proceedings before the USPTO, thus enhancing application proceedings in Europe due to certain aspects of compatibility. Founding partners Jürgen Feldmeier (mechanical engineering), Dorothea Hofer (physics) and Andreas Oser (chemicals and life sciences) are the key contacts.

Testimonials

Prüfer & Partner are a strong team that unfolds its full potential in the interaction between the back office (very strong and extremely friendly!), preparation of applications/prosecution and legal advice in the conflict/licensing environment.

Dorothea Hofer: Excellent, conscientious and comprehensive advice in the conflict/license environment, very pragmatic and experienced and exceptionally helpful.

‘Very high level of expertise.

Dorothea Hofer, Jürgen Feldmeier and Andreas Oser. They are very good at understanding complex technical issues, providing appropriate advice, and dealing with urgent matters expeditiously. Mr. Feldmeier selects his associates very well in order to be able to take good care of important mandates, in particular contentious proceedings.

Dorothea Hofer and Jürgen Feldmeier are IP veterans, which is evident in their practical advice and background knowledge of procedures and possible outcomes of official proceedings or conflicts. I find her very strong and attentive, especially with clients from Asia who feel safe with her. Perfect English and a sense of culture help them.

Key clients

Brother Industries

Biedermann Technologies GmbH & Co. KG

Multipond Wägetechnik GmbH

EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems

Knorr Bremse AG

Freiberger Compound Materials

Hill-Rom

Hymmen GmbH Maschinen und Anlagenbau

Terumo Corporation

Mitsubishi Electric Co.

Heidolph Instruments GmbH & Co. KG

Cratoni

Novartis – Sandoz (inklusive Hexal, Lek Pharmaceuticals)

Trumpf Medizintechnik GmbH & Co. KG

Trumpf Werkzeugmaschinen

Toray Industries

Hyve AG

Kesseböhmer Produktions GmbH & Co. KG

Osram GmbH

B Braun Melsungen AG

Tachi Co. LTD. (JP)

Knauf Insulation

Krka d.d.

Heusch GmbH & Co. KG

ICAROS GmbH

Curadis GmbH

QRSkin GmbH

enzymmanagement ag

BHS Technologies

Wachtel GmbH

Hilgenberg GmbH

Nipro Corporation (JP)

kopter germany GmbH

SeedX Technologies Inc.(Israel)

Research Institute Of Tsinghua University In Shenzhen

CloudMinds (Shanghai) Robotics Co., Ltd.

Suzhou Teknect Engineering Co.

Shanghai Power Equipment Research Institute Co., Ltd.

GK8 LTD (Israel)

IMMUNITY PHARMA LTD. (Israel)

KAHR MEDICAL Ltd. (Israel)

Qubig GmbH

Prüfer & Partner mbB is one of the most renowned German IP law firms. It protects its clients’ ideas, inventions and product developments worldwide and enforces their claims in court – whether technical inventions or other IP rights. Today, almost 60 employees – including 23 patent attorneys, lawyers and patent specialists – work for the IP boutique.

Prüfer & Partner was founded in 1972 and quickly developed into an internationally oriented law firm with a focus on IP protection. A successful generation change took place between 1998 and 2002 with the succession of patent attorneys Dorothea Hofer, Jürgen Feldmeier and Andreas Oser. Another milestone was reached in 2015: with the appointment of attorney Andreas Jacob as partner, Prüfer & Partner anchored the since 2006 at associate level developed legal expertise at partner level. This ensures the continuity of legal advice by patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law for the future.

Prüfer & Partner is thus an established and highly respected medium-sized law firm with a stable global partner network. The firm advises clients on the filing of IP rights, supports them in all IP matters and defends their IP rights in court.

At Prüfer & Partner you can expect a strong and carefully selected community of attorneys-at-law, patent attorneys and technical specialists. The firm represents the interests of its clients at the highest level. Prüfer & Partner is familiar with complex and demanding cases and works with utmost dedication.

Diligence and competence play an important role in intellectual property law. The attorneys of Prüfer & Partner work strictly according to German quality standards: thoroughly, on time and cost-efficiently.

The Asian region has been playing an increasingly important role in the global economy for many years. It has developed into an important production location for both large and medium-sized companies. At the same time, China in particular is rapidly catching up in terms of innovative business models and products. Prüfer & Partner continuously cultivates business in China and in the Asian countries – especially in Japan. Counselling clients from these countries regarding their IP affairs in Europe and supporting European clients doing business in Asia is a strength of Prüfer & Partner’s practice.

Based in Munich, the German centre of intellectual property law, Prüfer & Partner sees itself as a one-stop-shop IP boutique for its clients.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Mechanical engineering Jürgen Feldmeier
Electrical engineering, electronics Dorothea Hofer
Physics, optics Dorothea Hofer
Medical technology Jürgen Feldmeier
Medical technology Dorothea Hofer
Chemistry Andreas Oser
Biochemistry/biotechnology, life science, pharmacy Andreas Oser
Trademark prosecution Andreas Jacob
IP litigation Andreas Jacob
IP litigation Dorothea Hofer
IP litigation Jürgen Feldmeier
Contract work Andreas Jacob
Customs action Andreas Jacob
Customs action Jürgen Feldmeier
Due Diligence/post merger integration (limited to IP) Andreas Jacob
German
Englisch
French
Japanese
Chinese
Russian

Diversity

For us, this word is not an empty phrase that is often used in marketing. For us, diversity means variety in the truest sense of the word. Diversity in language, in our firm we speak nine other languages besides German and English. Diversity in ideas. Every team member is involved in the further development of the firm, no one has to hide their ideas and suggestions. Growth is only possible through openness and freedom of thought. Diversity in culture. We live in an international world, in an international industry and we work in a law firm with different nationalities. It is this diversity that inspires us every day. It motivates us on every day to look at the world with open eyes. It enables us to think outside the box every day and to solve our clients’ problems and cases with foresight.

We strive together every day to create an open and tolerant environment in which every single employee, every client, every supplier feels comfortable in their differences – regardless of origin, gender, religious affiliation, sexual orientation or world view. In our office, older and younger colleagues with or without impairments, from near and far, work together as a matter of course. We not only appreciate and welcome this diversity, we encourage it.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Taking on social responsibility is a major concern for us at Prüfer & Partner. That is why we regularly get involved in social projects and give part of our success back to society in the form of donations.

That is why we regularly support the following projects:

  • SOS-Kinderdorf e.V.
  • Dorsten GmbH Workshop for the Blind
  • Süddeutsche Zeitung Advent Calendar

2021, we were particularly concerned about supporting the victims of the floods, which swept across western Germany in July of the year. The suffering is unimaginably great and we hope that with our donation to Deutschland Hilft e.V. Donation Flood Relief we have made at least a small contribution to the reconstruction and support of the people on the ground.