Patent Attorney, Partner

Kurfürstendamm 54-55


+49 30 881 8181

Patent star 2023




Practice areas:

Patent litigation
Patent prosecution
Patent strategy & counseling

Industry sectors:

Computer technology & services

Ralf Emig, an engineer by training and a German and European patent attorney, specialises in mechanical engineering, telecommunications and software – particularly in automotive engineering, automation technology and standard related inventions. Having vast experience in patent prosecution, including drafting of German, European and international patent applications he handles and coordinates procedures throughout the world. He is also regularly involved in high-profile litigation cases – for instance, in the field of telecommunications.

Mr Emig studied mechanical engineering at the University of Karlsruhe (now Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, KIT) and the Escuela Técnica Superior del Universidad del País Vasco - Bilbao, Spain focusing on fluid dynamics and combustion engines. He joined Maikowski & Ninnemann in 2007 and has been a partner at the firm since 2016.

Mr Emig is a member of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the Licensing Executives Society and the German Association of Intellectual Property Experts. He is a tutor at the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies and regularly lectures at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin for the master’s in IP and media law.


Year Joined Firm: 2007

Education/Alumni: Diploma in Mechanical Engineering - Karlsruhe and Bilbao

Network Memberships: GRUR, LES, VPP


Last updated 23rd June 2020