David Molnia

Partner

M.S. Elec. Eng., B.S. Physics

David Molnia has been active in intellectual property since 1994 and is co-founder and partner of df-mp. Mr. Molnia is qualified both in Germany and Europe as well as in the United States. His qualifications enable him to represent clients before the European Patent Office, the German Patent and Trademark Office, the German Federal Patent Court, the European Intellectual Property Office as well as before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

+ 49 89 210 296 0
david.molnia@df-mp.com

David Molnia has been active in intellectual property since 1994 and is co-founder and partner of df-mp. Mr. Molnia is qualified both in Germany and Europe as well as in the United States. His qualifications enable him to represent clients before the European Patent Office, the German Patent and Trademark Office, the German Federal Patent Court, the European Intellectual Property Office as well as before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

practice areas.

A primary focus of his practice is on prosecution, opposition and litigation of German and European patents, in particular, in the fields of medical devices and telecommunications. 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.

    

JUVE lists df-mp-Partner David Molnia and H. Ulrich Dörries as "Leading Advisors" in German Patent Law
JUVE lists df-mp-Partner David Molnia and H. Ulrich Dörries as…

We are pleased to be able to report on a further acknowledgement…

Conversant and df-mp win against Huawei and ZTE
Conversant and df-mp win against Huawei and ZTE

The District Court of Düsseldorf has decided: Mobile phone manufacturers…

Five IP stars for df-mp
Five IP stars for df-mp

df-mp is proud to receive another five IP stars this…

NEXT VICTORY FOR DF-MP AND IPCOM BEFORE THE FEDERAL PATENT COURT
NEXT VICTORY FOR DF-MP AND IPCOM BEFORE THE FEDERAL PATENT…

Df-mp successfully defends further nullity actions in patent dispute for…

Five IP-Stars go to the df-mp team
Five IP-Stars go to the df-mp team

df-mp is delighted that five partners have been awarded the…

df-mp receives award as "Top firm for patent law in 2018".
df-mp receives award as "Top firm for patent law in…

df-mp is closing another successful year with a final highlight:…

First choice in the high-tech industry
First choice in the high-tech industry

df-mp is recommended in the current JUVE-Handbook with the highest…

admissions.

  • European Patent Attorney
  • European Trademark Attorney
  • European Design Attorney
  • German Patent Attorney
  • US Patent Agent

references and activities.

  • Winner of three MIP Awards 2020 for his work in the National Impact Case (Germany) Jostarndt Patentanwalts AG v IPCom (G 0002/19), and two Cross-border Telecoms Patent Team of the Year Awards for IPCom Bardehle Pagenberg, Bristows and Hengeler Mueller and for Unwired Planet with EIP, Osborne Clarke and Fieldfisher.
  • Speaker at various seminars on topics related to different aspects of European and American patent law.
  • Furthermore, the renowned journal Managing Intellectual Property named David Molnia as “IP Star” for Germany in the MIP Handbook 2018, 2019 and 2020.

curriculum vitae.

Since 2000
Since 2000

Co-founder and partner at dfmp

1993-2000
1993-2000

Associate at the law firm Bardehle and subsequently at the Frohwitter law firm, both in Munich

1992-1993
1992-1993

Scientific Researcher at the Applied Physics Laboratory of the University of Washington in Seattle (with specialty in analogue and digital communications, solid state physics, image processing and acoustics)

1992
1992

Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Union College in Schenectady, New York

1992
1992

Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Union College in Schenectady, New York  

Representative cases.

  • ABB vs. GE: representation of GE in its defense against a patent in a dispute over HVDC systems before the District Court of Mannheim as well as in its challenge of the patent before the Federal Patent Court and the Federal Supreme Court
  • France Brevet vs. Apple: representation of France Brevets in its enforcement of a NFC patent before the District Court of Mannheim
  • Conversant Wireless vs. Daimler: representation of Conversant Wireless in its enforcement of telecom patents in disputes over connected cars before the District Court of Munich
  • Nokia vs. Daimler: representation of Nokia in its enforcement of two telecom patents in disputes over connected cars before the District Court of Mannheim as well as in its defense of the patents against nullity actions before the Federal Patent Court (Press)
  • IPCom GmbH & Co. KG vs. Nokia, HTC, Apple, Telekom, Vodafone: representation of IPCom in the enforcement of its patent portfolio before the District Courts of Mannheim, Düsseldorf and Munich as well as in its defense of the patents against nullity actions and oppositions (Press)
  • Unwired Planet vs. Huawei, LG Electronics, Samsung, HTC, Google: representation of Unwired Planet in its enforcement of six telecom patents before the District Court of Düsseldorf as well as in its defense of the patents against nullity actions before the Federal Patent Court and the Federal Supreme Court (Press)
  • FIPA AG vs. Samsung, LG Electronics, Sony, HTC: representation of FIPA in its enforcement of two telecom patents before the District Court of Munich and the District Court of Duesseldorf as well as in its defense of the patents against nullity actions before the Federal Patent Court (Press)
  • Conversant Wireless vs. LG, Huawei, and ZTE: representation of Conversant Wireless in its enforcement of three telecom patents before the District Court of Düsseldorf and the District Court of Munich as well as in its defense of the patents against nullity actions before the Federal Patent Court (Press)
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft vs. ST Microelectronics: representation of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in its enforcement of three electronics patents relating to MEMS technology before the District Court of Düsseldorf as well as in its defense of the patents against nullity actions before the Federal Patent Court and the Federal Supreme Court
  • OneButton vs. Apple, Samsung, and LG: representation of OneButton in its enforcement of one software patent before the District Court of Düsseldorf and the District Court of Mannheim as well as in its defense of the patent against an opposition before the European Patent Office and against nullity actions before the Federal Patent Court
  • Nokia vs. Apple: representation of Nokia in its enforcement of two telecom patents before the District Court of Düsseldorf (Press)
  • Invensas vs. Samsung & Broadcom: representation of Invensas in the enforcement of a patent relating to the structure of a chip (“flip-chip”) before the District Court of Mannheim
  • Avago vs. Audi and Volkswagen: representation of Avago Technologies in the enforcement of two patents relating to Bluetooth and Wifi technology before the District Court of Mannheim; had to hand over representation because of conflict (Press)
  • Smartphone Technologies vs. Huawei, ZTE.: representation of Smartphone Technologies in its enforcement of a patent relating to the Android operating system before the District Court of Düsseldorf (Press)

association memberships.

publications.

  • David Molnia is co-author of the book “Das US-Patent”, published by Carl Heymanns Verlag