Friedrich Emmerling is a patent attorney and an equity partner at Braun-Dullaeus Pannen Emmerling in Munich – a genuine service boutique specialising in IP litigation and prosecution.
Dr Emmerling has extensive experience in conducting patent litigation and enforcing patents and utility models, offering strategic advice on patent portfolios and representing clients in a large number of opposition and nullity proceedings before the European Patent Office, the German Patent Office, the German Federal Patent Court and the German Federal Court of Justice. He also cooperates with renowned law firms in parallel international patent infringement proceedings before the regional courts of Mannheim, Dusseldorf and Munich, as well as the Higher Regional Courts of Karlsruhe and Dusseldorf. Many of these patent disputes are based on standard essential patents and concern complex technical questions in the mobile communications, video and photovoltaic technology fields.
Dr Emmerling garners a truly remarkable amount of praise for his infringement and nullity proceedings in the electronics and telecoms fields, with renowned IP publications and organisations frequently recommending him as a leading patent attorney. His technical background gives him extensive knowledge and experience in the fields of laser physics, LED technology, mobile communications, semiconductor technology (in particular storage technologies), software, telecoms and video and audio encoding.
Dr Emmerling works for clients not only in Germany but also abroad, and has an international network of contacts with other law firms and patent attorneys. Before working as a patent attorney, Dr Emmerling served as a senior executive in the software development and application engineering industries. He studied physics and earned his PhD at the Technical University of Munich.
His national and international awards and top rankings from independent guides and publications demonstrate his quality and expertise as a leading expert.