Mathias Ricker


Mathias Ricker is one of the founding partners of law firm Wallinger Ricker Schlotter Tostmann. He is part of the chemistry/pharmaceutical IP practice group, which has five partners.

Before co-founding Wallinger Ricker Schlotter Tostmann, Dr Ricker was a partner with Jones Day, also acting as European IP coordinator. He holds a PhD in chemistry and was admitted as a German patent attorney in 1994 and as a European patent attorney in 1995.

Dr Ricker has been active in the IP field since 1991. His activities have and still do focus on the areas of chemistry, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. He is active in counselling domestic and foreign clients in all areas of patent matters. In the past couple of years, his activities have concentrated in the representation of clients in opposition and nullity proceedings before the European Patent Office and the Federal Patent Court, as well as in infringement proceedings – in many instances together with Wallinger Ricker Schlotter Tostmann’s attorneys at law.

Among other things, Dr Ricker recently represented Merz Pharma GmbH in various oppositions and appeals with Allergan in the area of dermal fillers and muscle relaxants /BOTOX as well as Eastman Chemicals in the area of ‘green’ polycarbocylic acids for the preparation of polyesters against Synvina/Avantium. Significant representations include Archroma IP GmbH (the former paper and textile business of Clariant), Autoneum, Bridgestone/Firestone, Eastman Chemicals, Fresenius Medical Care AG, Gate Group, International Paper, Merck AG Darmstadt, Merz Pharma GmbH, Nippon Shokubai and Verbio AG.

Located in Munich, Wallinger Ricker Schlotter Tostmann started with five attorneys in 2007 and has grown to include over 20 patent attorneys and attorneys at law.

Professional associations

  • epi
  • GRUR
  • PAK

Sample client list

  • Archroma IP GmbH
  • Bridgestone/Firestone
  • Eastman Chemicals
  • Merz Pharma GmbH

Firm details

Zweibrueckenstrasse 5-7
Munich 80331

Contact details

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