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Patent star 2022




Practice areas:

Patent litigation
Patent prosecution
Patent strategy & counseling

Industry sectors:

ICT & software

Friedrich Emmerling is a patent attorney and an equity partner at Braun-Dullaeus Pannen Emmerling (BDPE) in Munich, 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 Federal Patent Court and the Federal Court of Justice. 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 a frequently recommended attorney by numerous publications and 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 not only for clients 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.


Last updated 20th March 2020