Cohausz & Florack


Bleichstraße 14

+49 211 904900

Cohausz & Florack is a law firm founded in 1954 comprising 27 patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law as well as about 100 employees. The multidisciplinary law firm has offices in Duesseldorf and Muenich. The firm supports its clients - international companies as well as medium-sized companies in Germany - in all matters relating to intellectual property rights and unfair competition, in many cases having done so for decades. This includes, among other services, the drafting and filing, administration and licensing of extensive property rights portfolios, searches for third-party intellectual property rights and the associated Freedom-to-Operate expert opinions as well as cooperation agreements. C&F also represents its clients in proceedings concerning infringement and validity of intellectual property rights. The firm sees itself as a strong partner and advises its clients proactively, individually and holistically on all IP-relevant issues. To this end, the 23 patent attorneys and 4 attorneys-at-law possess particular expertise in their respective fields and work together in an interdisciplinary, efficient and trusting team.

C&F combines the know-how of all technical fields under one roof: from mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and ICT to chemistry and life sciences. In addition, C&F has extensive experience with IP proceedings in other countries, including not only EU member states, but also the USA, China, and Korea, and is able to rely on its strong network of partner law firms across the world. Internally, C&F focuses on the long-term development and high-quality training and further education of its employees, all of whom approach the protection of innovations with unparalleled interest and openness. As a result, C&F is able to make a decisive contribution to ensuring that companies invest in developments and remain competitive while enriching society with their ideas.

Network Memberships
ACS, AIPLA, AIPPI, Alumni of the German National Academic Foundation, CARAT, CEA, CEPANI, Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft, ECTA, Epi, EPLIT, FICPI, Fulbright Alumni, German-American Lawyer Association, GRUR, INTA, LES, MARQUES, Verein für Wirtschaftsrecht e.V., Vereinigung der Nordrhein-Westfälischen Patentanwälte e.V., VPP, women in IP e.V.

Last updated 13th of April 2018

Sector expertise

  • Automotive
  • Engineering
  • Electronics & Semiconductors
  • Green Technology
  • ICT & Software
  • Life Sciences & Chemistry
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical Devices
  • Optics & Photonics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Robotics & Nanotechnology
  • Telecommunication



Andreas Thielmann, Partner and Patent Attorney
Dr. Ralph Minderop, Partner and Patent Attorney
Johannes Simons, Partner and Patent Attorney
Gottfried Schüll, Partner and Patent Attorney
Dr. Thomas Rox, Partner and Patent Attorney
Erik Schäfer, Partner and Attorney-at-Law
Ulrike Alice Ulrich, Partner and Attorney-at-Law
Dr. (USA) Arwed Burrichter, Partner and Patent Attorney
Hans-Joachim Meyer, Partner and Patent Attorney
Mathias Karlhuber, Partner and Patent Attorney
Philipe Walter, LL.M., Partner and Patent Attorney
Arnd Ziebell, Partner and Patent Attorney
Dr. Christoph Walke, Partner and Patent Attorney
Rebekka Schiffer, LL.M., Partner and Attorney-at-Law
Dr. Jochen Kapfenberger, Partner and Patent Attorney
Dr. Fabian Vogelbruch, Partner and Patent Attorney
Dr. Henning Sternemann, Partner and Patent Attorney
Hendrik Bücker, Partner and Patent Attorney
Jan Ackermann, Partner and Patent Attorney
Mathias Waters, Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney
Dr. Natalie Kirchhofer, Partner and Patent Attorney
Michel Kaminsky, Partner and Patent Attorney