Dorothea Hofer

Managing Partner at Prüfer & Partner mbB

Dorothea Hofer joined Prüfer & Partner in 1993 and has been a managing partner since 1998. After gaining her PhD in physics from the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, she worked for Siemens in the area of semiconductor physics.

Dr Hofer’s practice includes:

  • patent and utility model infringement proceedings before the Regional Courts of Munich, Dusseldorf, Mannheim and Hamburg, and before the competent higher regional courts;
  • opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office and before the German Patent and Trademark Office; and
  • nullity proceedings before the Federal Patent Court and the Federal Supreme Court.

She also prepares patent applications and licence agreements, and advises on employee inventions, trademarks and designs.

Dr Hofer represents multinational corporations and small and medium-sized enterprises in diverse areas, in particular in the fields of physics, medical technology, 2D and 3D printing and semiconductor technology.

She frequently speaks at conferences and seminars on IP law both in Germany and abroad, and often travels to Japan where she has a strong client base.

Professional associations

  • epi
  • INTA

Firm details

Prüfer & Partner mbB
Sohnckestrasse 12
Munich 81479

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