Friedrich R von Samson-Himmelstjerna

Partner at Samson & Partner Patentanwälte mbB

Friedrich R von Samson-Himmelstjerna is the founder of Samson & Partner.

Mr von Samson-Himmelstjerna has been a German patent and trademark attorney for over 35 years. He has also been a European patent and an EU trademark attorney since the launch of the related rights and authorities. Further, he has extensive experience in strategies for the acquisition and implementation of national and international patents and trademarks, as well as in litigation, arbitration and licensing.

Mr von Samson-Himmelstjerna studied physics, microbiology and mining at the Universities of Marburg, Berlin and Munich, and holds a diploma in physics with first-class honours from Munich University. His diploma thesis related to a problem in the field of information theory in optics. His main fields of technical expertise are applied physics, biophysics, optics, information and communication technology, electronic control systems, semiconductor elements and mechanics.

He regularly lectures on IP law at various national and international seminars for professionals and is active as a court expert at the Appeal Court of Munich. Further, he is the co-author of a manual on mediation and a textbook on patent law.

Mr von Samson-Himmelstjerna has been recommended in the Juve Handbook 2011 and 2016/2017, Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars Handbook 2013 and 2014 and the IAM Patent 1000 2014 to 2019.

Professional associations

  • GRUR
  • LES

Firm details

Samson & Partner Patentanwälte mbB
Widenmayerstrasse 6
Munich 80538

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