Meissner Bolte Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB > Munich, Germany > Firm Profile

Meissner Bolte Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB

Intellectual property > Patent prosecution Tier 2

With nine German offices and a London office, Meissner Bolte Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB is well positioned to advise medium-sized and large German companies on prosecution matters at national and international level. The firm is particularly active in mechanical engineering and electrical engineering, whereas instruments and chemicals are also focus areas, the latter via a designated pharmaceuticals and chemicals taskforce, headed by Stephan Held in Munich. Munich-based duo Julian Würmser and Florian Meyer head the department for computer-implemented inventions. Other key topics include portfolio developments, registration proceedings, including opposition and appeal proceedings, both in Germany and before the EPO. In recent years, the firm increased its presence in German contentious proceedings, thanks to the expansion of the Düsseldorf office, as well as its international footing in both the infringement and prosecution area, where the English, Japanese and Chinese native speakers in the team routinely assist. The team is led by Jochen Kilchert (Munich), Kay Rupprecht (Düsseldorf), Jasper Werhahn (Gera), Ole Trinks (Augsburg), Markus Schlögl (Nuremberg), Nils Ellberg (Bremen) and Henrik Bolte (Hamburg). Of counsel Rainer Engels, former presiding judge BPatG, a.D., and Hans-Peter Felgenhauer, former member of the Technical Board of Appeal, EPO, a.D., are also part of the team.


Independent work of the partners; the cases are further developed and optimized in the interests of the clients. Processing mostly in the four-eyes principle, so that knowledge from related fields also flows into the processing of the cases. Another strength is direct communication, which avoids half-finished work being left behind at the client’s premises. Highest professional competence due to a legal profession that is professionally diversified.

Very good, personal relationship of trust. Especially in the case of problems, different opinions or particular difficulties in the cases, communication can be open without this leading to upsets, on the contrary: routine processes are improved; Problems of understanding and ambiguities are clarified at an early stage and the professional discourse leads to an improvement in the results.

Key clients

Brita GmbH

Cybex GmbH

Howmet Aerospace Inv.

Rockwool AS

Villeroy & Boch AG

Emmerson Process Group.

Koki Holdings

CommScope Technologies LLC

Mitsubishi Electric

Illinois Tool Works

Intellectual property > Patent litigation Tier 4

IP boutique Meissner Bolte Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB fields a mixed team of attorneys-at-law and patent lawyers and is well versed in infringement and nullity proceedings. The group also has extensive experience in inspection procedures, while the specialised expertise in the protection of computer-implemented inventions and disruptive technologies forms part of the team’s broad sector knowledge. The team around renowned Tobias Wuttke expanded in January 2021 with the partner promotion of Philipp Rastemborski, both are based in Munich. Former presiding judge BPatG a.D Rainer Engels as well as Hans-Peter Felgenhauer, former member of the Technical Board of Appeal, EPA, a.D., contribute their expertise as of counsel.

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Key clients

CommScope Inc.

Belparts NV

Cybex GmbH

Deutsche Telekom AG, Telekom Deutschland GmbH

Honeywell International Inc.

BTL Medical SRO

Illinois Tool Works (ITW)

Drylock Technologies NV

Tyrolon Schulnig GmbH (AT)

Institut Straumann AG

Intellectual property > Trade marks Tier 6

Meissner Bolte Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB is a popular choice for EU trade mark applicants. The IP boutique’s team, including patent experts, is well-versed in authorities and court proceedings and also offers cross-border support thanks to its British office and the international team. Counsel Oliver Nilgen heads the trade mark practice in Munich, while patent law specialist Tobias Wuttke is in charge of the firm’s litigation experts. In January 2022, the firm merged with Würtenberger Rechtsanwälte and was thus able to add Gert Würtenberger (trade mark application and infringement proceedings as well as plant variety protection law) to the team, among others.

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‘The lawyers and patent attorneys at Meissner Bolte are characterized above all by their outstanding specialist knowledge and practical presentation of possible solutions.’

All the options shown are always based on the requirements of the company, are extremely legally secure and easy to implement.’

Proactive information and advice on innovations deserves special mention.’

Key clients

O’Neal GmbH & Co. KG

Cybex GmbH

Mammut Sports Group

Zynga Inc.

ACO Severin Ahlmann Gmbh & Co. KG

Cesra Arzneimittel Gmbh & Co. KG

Occhio GmbH

Warwick GmbH & Co. Music Equipment KG

Milchwerke Berchtesgadener Land Chiemgau eG

Meissner Bolte offers full service protection of industrial property rights for innovative companies at home and abroad. Starting with the application process, through prosecution, to the enforcement and exploitation of your intellectual property rights, we are the IP experts to have at your side.

At Meissner Bolte, comprehensive IP consultation means teamwork: more than 70 highly qualified patent attorneys and lawyers work together using their combined legal expertise to protect and defend your creative accomplishments, technical innovations, unique products and valuable methods. Our teams focus on protecting industrial property rights in their entirety, combining all opportunities afforded by patent, trademark and design law with a single objective in mind: to develop and implement a sustainable strategy for your IP management.

When it comes to protection of the technical issues, we focus closely on the details: Our patent attorneys are graduate engineers and scientists in the fields of physics, electrical and electronic engineering, medical technology, chemistry, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and material sciences. In order to strengthen the bridge between science and law, many of our attorneys have also earned a Master of Laws degree. Moreover, the majority of our lawyers are qualified as lawyers specialising in the protection of industrial property rights, and are actively involved in the relevant industry and professional associations. 

Mechanical Engineering Jochen
Software and Patent Law Julian Würmser,
Legal Department Dr. Tobias
Mechanical Engineering Volkmar
Physics and Nanotechnology Tilman Pfrang,
Physics Dr. Stefan Zech,
Mechanical Engineering Kay Rupprecht,
Chemistry and Pharmacy Dr. Stephan
Physics and Computer Science Gernot Schröer,
Electrical Engineering Markus Schlö
Physics Dr. Ole
Physics Dr. Jasper C.
Computer Science and Engineering Florian
Materials Science Verena
Stephan Held photoHerr Dr Stephan HeldPartner/German and European Patent and Trademark Attorney
Jochen Kilchert photoHerr Dipl-ing Jochen KilchertPartner/German and European Patent and Trademark Attorney
Volkmar Kruspig photoHerr Dipl-ing Volkmar KruspigPartner/German and European Patent and Trademark Attorney
Felix Letzelter photoHerr Dr Felix LetzelterPartner/German and European Patent and Trademark Attorney
Florian Meyer photoHerr Dipl-ing Florian MeyerPartner/German and European Patent and Trademark Attorney
Andrew J. Parker photoHerr Dr Andrew J. ParkerDirector of MB (UK) Ltd./Partner/European Patent Attorney/Chartered UK Patent Attorney
Tilman Pfrang photoHerr Tilman PfrangPartner/German and European Patent and Trademark Attorney
Philipp Rastemborski photoHerr Philipp RastemborskiPartner, Lawyer, Certified IP Lawyer
Kay Rupprecht photoHerr Dipl-ing Kay RupprechtPartner/German and European Patent and Trademark Attorney
Ole Trinks photoHerr Dr Ole TrinksPartner/German and European Patent and Trademark Attorney
Jasper C. Werhahn photoHerrn Dr Jasper C. WerhahnPartner/German and European Patent and Trademark Attorney
Julian Würmser photoHerr Dipl Infor Julian WürmserPartner/German and European Patent and Trademark Attorney
Stefan M. Zech photoHerr Dr Stefan M. ZechPartner/German and European Patent and Trademark Attorney