Rainer Friedrich


Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Biochem.


Portrait Rainer Friedrich - German Patent Attorney
- European Patent Attorney
- European Trademark Attorney
- European Design Attorney

Dr. Friedrich is authorized to represent clients before the European Patent Office (EPO), the German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO), the German Federal Patent Court (FPC) as well as the European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

Practice Areas:

Dr. Friedrich has been active in the field of intellectual property since he joined df-mp in 2004.

Dr. Friedrich’s scientific background in molecular biology, organic chemistry, biochemistry, enzyme kinetics and drug discovery enhances the firm’s large and diversified life sciences practice group.

Dr. Friedrich’s practice focuses on prosecution, opposition and litigation matters concerning German and European patents, with particular emphasis in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology areas.

He has been involved in various multi-national patent disputes regarding patents in the above areas of technology. His practice also includes freedom-to-operate and validity opinions.

Education and Professional Experience:

1993 – 1998
Diploma in biochemistry from the University of Regensburg, Germany (thesis under the supervision of Prof. Luis Moroder, Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Martinsried, dealing with the synthesis and biophysical characterization of collagen model peptides)

1999 – 2002
Doctorate degree (summa cum laude) in biochemistry from the Technical University in Munich. He wrote his dissertation in the group of Nobel Prize winner Prof. Robert Huber. Doctoral thesis

2003 – 2004
Postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry at Martinsried, Germany

2004 – 2007
Patent attorney candidate at df-mp, trainee at the German Patent Office and the German Federal Patent Court

Since 2007
Patent attorney at df-mp

Since 2012
Partner at df-mp

Publications and Activities:

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Dr. Rainer Friedrich
Fünf Höfe
Theatinerstraße 16
80333 Munich
Phone: + 49 89 210 296 0
Fax:+ 49 89 210 296 33