Wuesthoff & Wuesthoff

Wuesthoff & Wuesthoff is one of the most distinguished German IP law firms. Founded in 1927 by Freda Wuesthoff – the first female German patent attorney – and her husband, Franz Wuesthoff, the firm is headquartered in Munich, where the German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO), the EPO and the German Federal Patent Court are located.

Our international team of more than 100 experienced patent attorneys, attorneys at law, patent engineers, technical experts and qualified paralegals is poised and ready to assist our clients with their unique needs and service requirements.

We provide consulting services and advise our clients on patents, utility models, design rights, trademarks, competition law, antitrust law, plant variety protection, employee invention law, copyright and all related contractual aspects around the globe.

In addition to obtaining and managing IP rights, our firm’s expertise extends to the enforcement and defense of IP rights, both in and out of court. We represent our clients in opposition and appeal proceedings before the EPO, in nullity proceedings before the German Federal Patent Court and in infringement proceedings before the GPTO, the European Intellectual Property Office and the EU courts.

Wuesthoff & Wuesthoff provides IP services in all technical fields including obtaining, defending, enforcing and licensing patents.

Our patent attorneys are authors of numerous publications on German and European patent law and speak at several events, lectures and seminars on a national and international level.

Our sophisticated software and hardware infrastructure and experienced in-house IT experts ensure that we provide our clients with cost-effective, reliable and user-friendly services.

In order to provide our distinguished clientele with consistent and reliable on-site representation, we collaborate with a select group of highly experienced and well-established correspondence law firms around the world.

Our firm’s domestic and foreign clients are involved in all fields of technology and include large corporations and medium-sized businesses, as well as acclaimed academic research institutions.

Our major practice areas are:

  • electrical engineering;
  • aeronautics and space technology;
  • artificial intelligence;
  • automotive technology;
  • biotechnology and life sciences;
  • chemistry and pharma;
  • clean and green technologies;
  • communication technology;
  • electrical engineering;
  • information technology;
  • mechanical engineering;
  • mechanics;
  • medical engineering;
  • optics, laser and fibre technologies;
  • physics;
  • process engineering;
  • safety engineering;
  • semiconductor; and
  • software.

Wuesthoff & Wuesthoff provides advice in all matters regarding the protection of IP rights – in particular:

  • border seizures;
  • competition law;
  • copyright law;
  • design law;
  • freedom-to-operate analysis and due diligence;
  • employee invention law;
  • licensing law;
  • contract law;
  • patent and utility model applications;
  • patent and utility model infringement;
  • patent opposition and nullity;
  • plant variety protection;
  • supplementary protection certificates; and
  • trademarks.

The firm’s attorneys are:

  • Jobst Wibbelmann;
  • Steffen J Schmidt;
  • Andreas Beyer;
  • Rainer Röthinger;
  • Bernhard Thum, LLM;
  • Axel Katérle;
  • Silvia Schicker;
  • Rainer Gunzelmann;
  • Matthias Frenkel, LLM;
  • Hendrik Wichmann;
  • Bernd Laqua;
  • Sebastian Mooser;
  • Oliver Schornack;
  • Thomas Sonnenhauser;
  • Andreas Mötsch;
  • Beatrix Breitinger, LLM;
  • Stefan Chivarov;
  • Vera Dalichau;
  • Wolfgang Hilbig;
  • Malte Huck;
  • Haoran Jiang;
  • Sooyeong Jo;
  • Minkyu Jung;
  • Steffen Kirschstein-Freund, LLM;
  • Stephan Klaus;
  • Simon Mügge;
  • Anja Nagy-Ziegler;
  • Andreas Oancea;
  • Stefania Viano;
  • Christiane Walther-Braun;
  • Roland Pültz; and
  • Julian Graf.

Contact details

Wuesthoff & Wuesthoff
Schweigerstrasse 2
Munich 81541

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