- Union IP
With more than 30 years of experience in the field of IP law, Peter Kather has handled hundreds of IP infringement cases. Clients benefit from his expertise in the areas of engineering, telecommunications, chemistry, automotive and biotechnology. Dr Kather specialises in cross-border proceedings, having conducted many of them in a leading role in Germany and coordinated them at international level.
Dr Kather started his professional career in Munich in 1983. Fifteen years later, he established an office in Dusseldorf for his previous law firm, which he led until December 2015.
In 2016 Dr Kather and his partners decided to establish a high-quality boutique IP litigation firm, Kather Augenstein Rechtsanwälte, with Dr Kather as co-founder and senior partner.
Dr Kather regards his principal task as identifying the best arguments in conjunction with the client. In this context, the close cooperation with in-house and external patent lawyers is an important piece of the puzzle in building an understanding of the various technical issues so as to be able to convey them in court. He sees himself as a link between the scientists and technicians and the judges who, as legal professionals, have the same tools at their disposal as he does.
Dr Kather has acted several times as an arbitrator at the International Criminal Court. He is a member of the German Association for Intellectual Property and Copyright, the European Patent Lawyers Association, the German Association for Computer Technology and Law and the German-British Lawyers’ Association.
Dr Kather is listed in various rankings as one of the leading IP litigators in Germany.