Friedrich Emmerling

Equity Partner at Braun-Dullaeus Pannen Emmerling

Friedrich Emmerling is a patent attorney and an equity partner at Braun-Dullaeus Pannen Emmerling (BDPE) in Munich, Germany – a genuine service boutique specialising in litigation and prosecution in the IP field.

Dr Emmerling has extensive experience in conducting patent litigation and enforcing patents and utility models, offering strategic advice on patent portfolios and representing clients in a large number of opposition and nullity proceedings before the EPO, the German Patent Office, the German Federal Patent Court and the German Federal Supreme Court. He also cooperates with renowned law firms in parallel international patent infringement proceedings before the German Regional and Higher Regional Courts. Many of these patent disputes are based on SEPs and concern complex technical questions in the mobile communications, video and photovoltaic technology fields.

Dr Emmerling garners a truly remarkable amount of praise for his infringement and nullity proceedings in the electronics and telecoms fields, and is frequently recommended by numerous highly esteemed publications and ranking organisations. Due to his technical background, he possesses extensive knowledge and experience in the fields of laser physics, LED technology, mobile communications, semiconductor technology (in particular storage technologies), software, telecoms and video/audio encoding.

Dr Emmerling works for clients not only in Germany, but also abroad, and has an international network of contacts with other law firms and patent attorneys. Before his work as a patent attorney, Dr Emmerling served as a senior executive in industry in the software development and application engineering fields.

IAM says

Friedrich Emmerling practices patent litigation from solid foundations in research, corporate management and patent prosecution. He assembles excellent teams and provides an above-and-beyond service. He’s an ace on cases relating to standard-essential patents.

Professional associations

  • EPI
  • German Chamber of Patent Attorneys
  • GRUR
  • IEEE


  • IP management consultancy
  • Legal

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Braun-Dullaeus Pannen Emmerling
Ottostrasse 4
Munich 80333

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