2022

Chambers and Partners – Global and Europe Rankings 2022
Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution in Germany

Band 4 – Braun-Dullaeus Pannen Emmerling – LINK

  • “Braun-Dullaeus continues to demonstrate strength in patent matters, most notably in the technology and telecommunications sectors. The boutique frequently acts on oppositions and PCT applications, further boasting strength in standard-essential patents.”
  • “The Braun-Dullaeus team is very friendly, perfectly organised and pleasant to work with,” asserts a client, further noting that “the lawyers always deliver a perfectly reliable and future-oriented result.”

Band 4 – Friedrich Emmerling – LINK

  • This is the fourth year that Friedrich Emmerling has been ranked in the Chambers Global and Europe Guides.

The Legal 500 – Germany

TIER 2 LAW FIRM RANKING – LINK

“BRAUN-DULLAEUS PANNEN EMMERLING has established itself as one of the most active IP boutiques for nullity actions in Germany since its foundation in 2019. From its offices in Munich and Düsseldorf, the firm is also active in infringement litigation and appeal proceedings. In addition to the litigation practice, the firm also offers advice on patent applications and representation in the corresponding office actions. Karl-Ulrich Braun-Dullaeus (Düsseldorf) and Friedrich Emmerling (Munich) are the group leaders of the firm. Jörg Kohlschmidt (Munich; data protocols and bus systems, high-frequency technology, mobile communications, circuit technology) was appointed salary partner in May 2021.”

Recommended Lawyers:

Friedrich Emmerling

Jörg Kohlschmidt

Karl-Ulrich Braun-Dullaeus

2021

JUVE Handbuch 2021/2022

Recommended law firm for patent litigation/patent attorneys (3 Stars) – LINK

“This patent attorney team is one of the most active in patent litigation before the German courts and the EPO. The two name partners Karl-Ulrich Braun-Dullaeus and Friedrich Emmerling enjoy excellent names when it comes to mobile communications and electrical engineering patents.

Recent times have seen them working once again for Deutsche Telekom and Huawei in many SEP suits brought by NPEs. Although both mobile communications companies often work with other patent attorney firms, they always choose BDPE for their high-stakes proceedings. The team’s vast experience in SEPs and FRAND aspects was the reason why Continental selected the team to represent it in the connected cars suits as co-litigant for Daimler.

The firm’s litigation experience is now appreciated beyond mobile communications actions, as highlighted in the global e-cigarette dispute for Philip Morris against BAT. Very close relationships with law firms like Hoyng ROKH Monegier help open the door to such work.

The firm sets itself clearly apart from competing patent attorney firms with its strong focus on patent litigation. Even strong competitors like Maikowski & Ninnemann or Cohausz & Florack opt for far more comprehensive prosecution activity. This difference could soon be a thing of the past, however, as BDPE is currently in a transitional phase and is looking to build up more patent prosecution work.” – LINK

Strengths

Litigation, mainly over mobile communications patents.

Recommended individuals

Karl-Ulrich Braun-Dullaeus (“Mr. mobile communications. Renders even the most complex technical matters understandable”, competitor), Friedrich Emmerling (“very successful because he really digs down deep into the subject matter”, competitor)

IAM Patent 1000 – The world’s leading patent specialists 2021

Recommended Firm – Prosecution and Nullity – LINK

Recommended Individuals: Karl-Ulrich Braun-Dulllaeus and Friedrich Emmerling

“Commercially focused boutique Braun-Dullaeus Pannen Emmerling arrives in the IAM Patent 1000 this year on a wave of client commendations: “Its advice is clear, well thought out and applicable across multiple jurisdictions; and the team is detail oriented, sensible and shows great judgement.” With legal and technical expertise in abundance, it has made annulment actions something of a specialty: it is currently involved in 5% of all such pending proceedings in Germany. In the spotlight is physicist Friedrich Emmerling, who has been appearing in oppositions and drafting applications for Huawei, while also representing adidas at the EPO. “Friedrich’s attention to detail is immaculate and he recalls all of the issues straight away, so you can discuss any point with him instantly. He is one of the best German patent attorneys out there and has a good feel for what will work before the courts.” Fellow namesake and physicist Karl-Ulrich Braun-Dullaeus is “an impressive analyst” with “broad knowledge of SEP procedure” and the ability to handle a challenging number of cases inparallel.” – LINK

Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS – 2021
Dr. Friedrich Emmerling – IP Star – LINK
Dr. Karl-Ulrich Braun-Dullaeus – Notable Practitioner – LINK
Braun-Dullaeus Pannen Emmerling – Other Notable Firms – LINK

Chambers and Partners – Global and Europe Rankings 2021
Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution in Germany

Band 4 – Braun-Dullaeus Pannen Emmerling – LINK

  • Increasingly active boutique, entering the rankings due to its strength in patent matters, most notably in the technology and telecommunications sectors. Frequently acts on oppositions and disputes relating to FRAND. Further boasts strength in standard-essential patents.
  • Sources repeatedly point to the firm’s technical understanding, with one saying that they possess “great knowledge and understanding of cellular technologies and great resources management despite a huge number of cases.”
  • Another interviewee adds: “The patent attorneys are all highly experienced and drive their work while being practical and efficient.”

Band 4 – Friedrich Emmerling – LINK

  • According to his clients, Friedrich Emmerling provides “great coordination of huge lawsuits and resources as well as profound legal and technical knowledge.” He regularly advises clients from the telecommunications sector on various patent matters including FRAND disputes.

Legal 500 Germany

TIER 3 LAW FIRM RANKING – LINK

“Braun-Dullaeus Pannen Emmerling, a boutique law firm founded at the beginning of 2019, stands out for its particularly brisk activity in nullity proceedings. The firm got off to a good start, representing large German companies as well as several major international corporations. It is particularly known for its representation of Huawei. Karl-Ulrich Braun-Dullaeus in Düsseldorf and Friedrich Emmerling in Munich head the practice and, in addition to drafting patent applications, are particularly active in patent litigation. Matthias Erdmann, who joined from Betten & Resch, also joined the practice in July 2019 and brings further litigation experience.”

Recommended:

Friedrich Emmerling
Karl-Ulrich Braun-Dullaeus
Matthias Erdmann

Other key lawyer(s):

Markus Kreuzberg
Ju Min Kim

Who’s Who Legal – WWL

National Leader – Friedrich Emmerling – LINK

Germany – Patent Agents 2021

Friedrich Emmerling with Braun-Dullaeus Pannen Emmerling is “a true patent litigation expert” with “the knowledge level of a top technical specialist”. His “ability to shed light on the weak arguments of opposing parties” is further applauded.

Best Lawyers

List of the best lawyers in Germany for intellectual property law – LINK

Dr. Karl-Ulrich Braun-Dullaeus
Dr. Friedrich Emmerling
Markus Kreuzberg
Heinrich Georg Pannen

Wirtschaftswoche (Business Weekly) – LINK

Top Law Firms 2021 – Braun-Dullaeus Pannen Emmerling

Top Attorneys 2021 – The most renowned patent attorneys – Dr. Karl-Ulrich Braun-Dullaeus and Dr. Friedrich Emmerling.

Financial Times

Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms 2022 – LINK

One of 168 leading European patent law firms in 2020. Recommended for IT & Software (Bronze).

IAM Global Leaders 2021 – Germany

Dr. Friedrich Emmerling was ranked as one of IAM’s “Global Leaders.” – LINK

2020

JUVE Handbook 2020/2021
 
Recommended law firm for patent litigation/patent attorneys (3 Stars) – LINK

“This patent attorney team has only been operating in this setup for two years and is already one of the most active in patent litigation before German courts, especially when it comes to mobile communications and electrical engineering patents. The two name-partners Karl-Ulrich Braun-Dullaeus and Friedrich Emmerling enjoy an excellent reputation in this field, partly for their litigation for two companies often taken to court by NPEs: Deutsche Telekom and Huawei. Both mobile communications giants, however, also work with other patent attorney firms. Nonetheless, Emmerling’s work in a dispute involving photovoltaic patents demonstrates just how firmly he sits in the saddle for Huawei. Thanks to its vast litigation experience involving standard essential patents, Continental, one of the central interveners for Daimler, has also hired the firm for the dispute with Nokia and Conversant over connected cars patents. Huawei was also represented as intervener in this dispute. The firm can be seen in a central battle in another sector, too: Braun-Dullaeus represented Philip Morris along with Hoyng ROKH Monegier in a global series of suits by BAT over e-cigarettes. A strong focus on patent litigation is what sets the firm clearly apart from competing patent attorney firms. Even fierce competitors such as Maikowski & Ninnemann or Cohausz & Florak are reliant on more extensive prosecution practices.“

Recommended individuals: Karl-Ulrich Braun-Dullaeus, Friedrich Emmerling (“his creative thinking fits in perfectly with our patent strategy”, client)

Patent attorneys with technical specialty: Friedrich Emmerling for digital communication and computer technology – LINK

Chambers and Partners – Global and Europe Rankings 2020
Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution in Germany

Band 4 – Friedrich Emmerling – LINK

Friedrich Emmerling advances in the rankings this year in recognition of his growing market reputation. Emmerling frequently handles patent infringement and validity proceedings in the telecommunication sector. Sources say: “He is a sharp and clever guy. He looks at the technology and really cuts to the chase.”

Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS
IP Star 2020 – LINK
Dr. Friedrich Emmerling of Braun-Dullaeus Pannen Emmerling has been included in as an Patent Star in the 2020 edition of IP STARS.

IAM Patent 1000 – The world’s leading patent specialists 2020

Highly recommended individual for prosecution and nullity: Dr. Friedrich Emmerling LINK

Telecoms corporations have Friedrich Emmerling on speed dial for his cross-jurisdictional SEP expertise: “He is very knowledgeable, legally and technically, and is also a charming and warm man, who is a pleasure to deal with and speak to.” – IAM Patent 1000 Handbuch 2020

IAM Strategy 300

The World’s Leading IP Strategists – LINK

IAM says, “Friedrich Emmerling practices patent litigation from solid foundations in research, corporate management and patent prosecution. He assembles excellent teams and provides an above-and-beyond service. He’s an ace on cases relating to standard-essential patents.”

Best Lawyers

List of the best lawyers in Germany for intellectual property law – LINK

Dr. Karl-Ulrich Braun-Dullaeus
Dr. Friedrich Emmerling
Markus Kreuzberg
Heinrich Georg Pannen

Finance Monthly Legal Awards 2020

Patent Law Attorney of the Year in Germany – Dr. Friedrich Emmerling – LINK

Global Law Experts – LINK

Exclusively recommended lawyer for patent litigation in Germany – Dr. Friedrich Emmerling

Exclusively recommended law firm for patent litigation in Germany – Braun-Dullaeus Pannen Emmerling

Wirtschaftswoche (Business Weekly) – LINK

Top Law Firms 2020 – Braun-Dullaeus Pannen Emmerling

Top Attorneys 2020 – The most renowned patent attorneys – Dr. Karl-Ulrich Braun-Dullaeus and Dr. Friedrich Emmerling.

Financial Times

Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms 2020 – LINK

One of 160 leading European patent law firms in 2020. Recommended for electrical engineering (Level 3, Bronze).

IAM Global Leaders 2020 – Germany

Dr. Friedrich Emmerling was ranked as one of IAM’s “Global Leaders.” – LINK

2019

JUVE Handbook
 
Recommended law firm for patent litigation & patent attorneys 2019/2020 – LINK

“The most impressive event of the past year was the amalgamation of patent attorneys Dr. Karl-Ulrich Braun-Dullaeus (until then in his own law firm) and Dr. Friedrich Emmerling (previously by Prüfer & Partner) at the end of 2018. The new law firm Braun-Dullaeus Pannen Emmerling advises Huawei and Deutsche Telekom, two of the companies most frequently sued by patent exploiters in Germany. In contrast to other patent law firms, they have a clear focus on litigation.“LINK

Chambers and Partners

Europe 2019

Friedrich Emmerling of Braun-Dullaeus Pannen Emmerling represents technology and telecommunications sector clients in patent law disputes and infringement proceedings. Clients say: “His advantage lies in his experience. He knows what the judge will accept and makes sure that the court takes in the arguments. That is high class that I haven’t seen with other patent attorneys.“

Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS

IP Star Patents 2019 – LINK

“Dr. Friedrich Emmerling of Braun-Dullaeus Pannen Emmerling has been included in as an IP Star in the 2019 edition of IP STARS.”

IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals
 
Recommended Individual 2019

The “charming and warm” Friedrich Emmerling, newly of Braun-Dullaeus Pannen Emmerling, garners a truly remarkable amount of praise for his infringement and nullity prowess in the electronics and telecommunications fields. “He is one of the most brilliant colleagues I have ever met, and the go-to practitioner in Germany in his field. His accuracy and precision are exemplary, remarkable. He really is an exceptional phenomenon among German patent attorneys – respected by colleagues and judges across the land.”

Friedrich Emmerling is “highly recommended” in the category “Individuals: prosecution and nullity.”

IAM Strategy 300

Recommended Individual 2019LINK

“Friedrich Emmerling is masterful in his handling of technically complex patent litigations and a leading expert on standard essential patents. Highly commercial and strategic, and well-connected internationally, he is a discerning choice for innovators in the software, communications and semiconductor fields.”

Financial Times

Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms 2019 – LINK

One of 142 Europe’s leading patent law firms of 2019.

Wirtschaftswoche (Business Weekly)

WiWo Top Law Firms 2019

The best lawyers for patent law and copyright. LINK

Top Attorneys 2018

Particularly recommended patent attorneys Dr. Karl-Ulrich Braun-Dullaeus ”and“ Dr. Friedrich Emmerling. – LINK

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