Patent and Utility Patent Lawyers

CMS Germany has an effective and experienced team of patent and utility patent specialists. Where issues are particularly complex, we work closely with our clients' own experts and with external patent attorneys.

If all else fails, we represent you in court

Our lawyers advise and represent you in infringement cases. We have extensive experience both on the claimant's and on the defendant's side. In other words, CMS has the right strategy for you in any situation.

During preparations for patent infringement lawsuits we provide support by conducting inspections and other preservation of evidence procedures. We also advise you on nullity, opposition and cancellation proceedings.

In urgent cases we can obtain temporary injunctions on your behalf. We also take criminal and civil action against patent infringements. CMS is also the right partner for you in border seizure proceedings.

We can help prevent court cases

In addition to in-court representation, our experts can also provide out-of-court services on your behalf. Examples include:

CMS Germany's lawyers provide ongoing strategic advice on property rights, including employee inventions.

We advise on exploiting your inventions

We advise on, design and negotiate licensing, research and development and cooperation agreements to ensure the best possible protection for your interests.

What others say about us

"A frequently recommended law firm for patent law."
 (JUVE Handbook)

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Winfried Bullinger
Prof. Dr. Winfried Bullinger
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Berlin
Winfried Bullinger is one of Germany’s leading copyright lawyers. He advises his clients on all aspects of intellectual property law, including media law and know-how protection and also represents...
Markus Deck
Markus Deck, M.C.J. (University of Texas, Austin)
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Head of Intellectual Property, CMS Germany
Germany, Duesseldorf
Markus Deck is an intellectual property expert with more than 25 years of experience and a particular focus on technology-related projects. He specialises in patent law and represents clients in litigation...
Ralf Dierck
Dr. Ralf Dierck
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Munich
For more than 30 years, Ralf Dierck has been a trusted partner for major, globally operating companies, representing their interests on different panels and platforms. He advises and represents them in...
Matthias Eck
Prof. Dr. Matthias Eck
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Stuttgart
Matthias Eck advises German and international clients on all intellectual property and unfair competition law matters. He focuses on patent, trademark, copyright and competition law, advises on and negotiates...
Malte Grützmacher
Dr. Malte Grützmacher, LL.M. (University of London)
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Informationstechnologierecht (Certified lawyer for IT law)
Germany, Hamburg
With a focus on software copyright and licensing, Malte Grützmacher advises and represents German and international IT companies. He also advises software users on IT project and outsourcing agreements...
Thomas Hirse
Dr. Thomas Hirse
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Duesseldorf
Thomas Hirse has particular experience with the legal evaluation of intellectual property in the context of corporate transactions and IPOs. He regularly advises on technology-driven mergers and acquisitions...
Philipp Lotze
Philipp Lotze
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Hamburg
Germany, Frankfurt
Philipp Lotze specialises in advising IT companies on outsourcing agreements as well as on contracts regulating the development and use of software. He also advises IT and media companies on protecting...
Stefan Lüft
Stefan Lüft
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Munich
Stefan Lüft is an intellectual property expert, advising German and international companies on patents, copyright, trademarks, design, know-how protection and unfair competition, including licensing...
Gerd Schoenen
Gerd Schoenen
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Cologne
Expert litigator Gerd Schoenen specialises in patent and utility infringement as well as nullity proceedings. He also advises companies on the patent law aspects of transactions or insolvencies and has...
Torsten Sill
Dr. Torsten Sill
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz (Certified lawyer for intellectual property law)
Germany, Hamburg
Torsten Sill specialises in all aspects of unfair competition, intellectual property as well as related purchasing and distribution matters. He has more than 20 years of experience advising his clients...