Reinhard Knauer

Partner at Grünecker Patent Attorneys and Attorneys-at-Law

Reinhard Knauer is a German and European patent attorney with extensive expertise in patent litigation and patent prosecution. He is particularly experienced with EPO opposition and appeal procedures, as well as patent invalidation proceedings before the German Federal Patent Court and the German Supreme Court. He specialises in IT and telecommunications-related technology, consumer electronics and automation technology, and represents major global companies in these fields.

Mr Knauer is routinely involved in complex patent litigation, frequently involving SEPs. With his large team, Mr Knauer has obtained over 1,000 European patents related to software and telecommunications, including SEPs.

He has been a partner of Munich-based law firm Grünecker since 1996. He holds a master’s in electrical engineering and information technologies from the Technical University of Munich. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys, the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

Mr Knauer has been named as a recommended individual by the following:

  •  Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars 2020;
  • IAM Patent 1000 2020; and
  • JUVE 2020.

Grünecker was founded in 1924 and is among the largest IP law firms in Europe. The firm employs more than 100 attorneys and provides the full range of IP services in all technical and legal areas. The firm has its headquarters in Munich and branch offices in Berlin, Cologne and Paris.

Professional associations

  • INTA
  • GRUR

Firm details

Grünecker Patent Attorneys and Attorneys-at-Law
Leopoldstrasse 4
Munich 80802

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