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Managing Partner at Kather Augenstein Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB
Miriam Kiefer is a founding partner and since January 2019 managing partner of Kather Augenstein Rechtsanwälte. She has been active as a lawyer for more than 10 years. Ms Kiefer began to specialise in industrial property during her studies and obtained an LLM in industrial property rights from the Centre for Industrial Property Rights at Heinrich Heine University. She is also a certified IP specialist.
Ms Kiefer has conducted more than 100 infringement proceedings, primarily for patents and utility models. Many of these disputes were cross-border proceedings; she is thus familiar with the coordination of multinational disputes. Although one of her passions is medical technology, her enthusiasm and love of detail are also engaged in other technical areas. In addition to the enforcement of technical property rights, she represents German and international clients in design, trademark infringement and unfair competition proceedings.
Ms Kiefer co-authored two commentaries on patent law and the UPC. She is also a regular speaker on patent law issues and provides training for patent lawyers within the context of the working group in North Rhine-Westphalia. Ms Kiefer assisted with the 2018 study question on joint liability for IP infringement for the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property. She is also a member of the German Association for Intellectual Property and Copyright, the Association of Intellectual Property Experts and the European Patent Litigation Lawyers’ Association.