Miriam Kiefer is a founding partner of Kather Augenstein and has been active as a lawyer for more than 10 years. She 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 specialist in intellectual property.
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 also represents German and international clients in design, trademark infringement and unfair competition proceedings.
Ms Kiefer is the co-author of two commentaries on patent law and the Unified Patent Court. She is also a regular speaker on issues of patent law and provides training for patent lawyers in the context of the working group in North Rhine-Westphalia. Ms Kiefer works on the 2018 study question on the joint liability of IP infringement at 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.