df-mp - High End Counseling for High Tech Innovations

Fünf Höfe.Our know-how in a broad range of cutting-edge technologies as well as in-depth experience in intellectual property law enables us to meet your high demands for expert counseling. We offer our clients comprehensive advice on the global protection of intellectual property rights, with an emphasis on Europe and the United States. The firm is notable for its competence in natural sciences and high-tech, multilingualism and intercultural sensitivity.

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df-mp - Understanding Your Interests

df-mp counsels and represents domestic and foreign clients in all areas of patent, utility model, trademark, and design law.

The patent attorneys of df-mp can represent clients in proceedings before the European Patent Office, the German Patent and Trademark Office, the German Federal Patent Court, the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM, European Trademarks and Designs), the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as well as before other specific courts in Germany and the United States.

df-mp’s clients appreciate the advantage of our international focus and our German-English bilingual legal and technical staff.

Due to the fact that two of the firm’s co-founders acquired qualifications and experience in intellectual property law in the European and U.S. legal systems, df-mp is uniquely able to develop strategies and concepts that are customized for meeting the legal requirements of both.

A main focus of our activities lies in opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office. Our patent lawyers have considerable experience in challenging the patents of third parties as well as in defending patents in proceedings before the Opposition Divisions and before the Appeal Boards of the European Patent Office.

Yet another aspect of df-mp’s practice is advising our clients on patent infringement and representing them in litigation proceedings, where our advice is based on actual experience in numerous national and international disputes. For multinational litigation, law firms throughout the EU consult with df-mp for a coordinated litigation strategy.

Clients also come to df-mp for opinions on potential litigation. df-mp’s patent attorneys are able to comment on all queries associated with potential patent infringement. They routinely provide comprehensive freedom-to-operate analyses for the European market.

df-mp’s attorneys also evaluate patents, trademarks, and designs in connection with due diligence projects.

Aside from technology-oriented advice, the patent attorneys of df-mp develop successful strategies on protecting and enforcing trademark and design patents. df-mp’s trademark and design practice offers our clients world-wide filing and prosecution services. Furthermore, our patent attorneys also actively prosecute and oppose European and German trademarks and designs as well as enforce and defend them against third parties.

df-mp - Firm History

df-mp was founded in Munich in 2000 by the partners Dr. H. Ulrich Dörries, David Molnia and Sandra Pohlman.

The firm has been growing steadily as other patent attorneys have joined the firm over the last years. In 2007, Dr. Michael Eder became a new partner at df-mp, and 2012 saw the appointment of another four partners, Dr. Elisabeth Greiner, Dr. Rainer Friedrich, Oliver Schulz and Philipp Nordmeyer. Today, df-mp is widely recognized as a leading intellectual property firm in its practice areas.

The offices of df-mp are located in the "Fünf Höfe", a historic building complex in the heart of Munich.

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Dörries Frank-Molnia & Pohlman
Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB

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80333 Munich
Phone: + 49 89 210 296 0
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