H. Ulrich Dörries


Dr. sc. nat., Dipl.-Biol.


Portrait Ulrich Dörries - German Patent Attorney
- European Patent Attorney
- European Trademark Attorney
- European Design Attorney

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

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Dr. Dörries is active in the area of intellectual property law since 1993, and is a co-founder and partner at df-mp.

He heads the firm’s large and diversified biotechnology and pharmaceuticals practice group together with Ms. Pohlman. He advises domestic and foreign clients on all questions of intellectual property law, particularly in the areas of molecular biology, biotechnology, immunology, pharmaceuticals and polymer chemistry. His scientific background comprises the areas of molecular biology with an emphasis on neurobiology.

Dr. Dörries has extensive expertise in national and international patent disputes, where he was able to successfully enforce his clients’ interests in various cases. A particular focus of his work in this area is on opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office and national revocation proceedings before the German Federal Patent Court and the German Federal Supreme Court, but also on patent infringement proceedings before the civil courts in Germany.

A further focus of his practice is the preparation of patent infringement and validity opinions in the course of freedom-to-operate analyses and due diligence projects.

Dr. Dörries is furthermore involved in the preparation and prosecution of German and European patent applications, with particular emphasis in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and chemistry. He furthermore has extensive experience in advising on supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) and in coordinating the filing and prosecution of corresponding applications throughout Europe.

Education and Professional Experience:

Diploma in Biology from the Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg (his diploma thesis related to the area of gene regulation via transcription factors).

Doctorate Degree in Molecular Biology (with a specialty in neurobiology) from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland.

1993 – 2000
Associate at the law firm of Bardehle and subsequently at the Frohwitter law firm, both in Munich.

Since 2000
Co-founder and partner at df-mp

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Dr. H. Ulrich Dörries
Fünf Höfe
Theatinerstraße 16
80333 Munich
Phone: + 49 89 210 296 0
Fax:+ 49 89 210 296 33