- Union IP
- Women in IP
Sample client list
- B Braun
- Boston Scientific
Managing Partner at Kather Augenstein Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB
Miriam Kiefer is a founding partner and, since January 2019, managing partner of Kather Augenstein. She has been active as a lawyer for 15 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 Dusseldorf. She is also a certified IP specialist. Ms Kiefer’s expertise has been recognised in various rankings (IAM Patent 1000, Managing Intellectual Property’s Top 250 Women in IP and IP Stars).
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 many 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 has co-authored two commentaries on patent law and the Unified Patent Court. 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. M 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 Lawyers Association.
Ms Kiefer is also engaged in supporting female professionals in their career and was appointed in June 2019 as a member of the board of Women in IP eV, a non-profit organisation promoting and supporting women who are active in the field of intellectual property.