MUNICH

BDPE Patent Attorneys and Attorneys at Law

Ottostraße 4
D-80333 München

Fon +49 (0)89 – 21 53 819-0
Fax +49 (0)89 – 21 53 819-19

mail@bdpe.de

DÜSSELDORF

BDPE Patent Attorneys and Attorneys at Law

Platz der Ideen 2
D-40476 Düsseldorf

Fon +49 (0)211 – 30 27 66-0
Fax +49 (0)211 – 30 27 66-10

mail@bdpe.de

IP worth fighting.
IP worth winning.

„Boasting a raft of skilled patent attorneys with abundant industry experience, BDPE is “excellently positioned to provide fantastic counsel on a whole host of IP questions, from patent applications, to portfolio management, opposition and nullity proceedings, and infringement support. Their flexible approach and up-to-date understanding of European case law and procedural matters are particularly helpful when working together on cases.“

IAM Patent 1000 Guide 2024

„The collaboration is extremely professional, efficient and effective. The lawyers always initiate the right measures and implement them efficiently and well.“

– Chambers Global Guide 2024

„Karl-Ulrich Braun-Dullaeus is an outstanding patent professional who is highly knowledgeable and deeply experienced in prosecution and litigation, which means his clients profit from his expertise in both areas. Irrespective of how big the client is, Karl takes care of each matter in a very efficient and customer-friendly manner, ensuring that things move forward fast. He is quick to understand the needs of his clientele and advises them in a very down-to-earth, reliable and comprehensive way.“

IAM Patent 1000 Guide 2024

„Friedrich Emmerling is highly experienced in litigation, oppositions and procedural matters.”

IAM Patent 1000 Guide 2024

„The law firm provides very good responsiveness and we get the information we want very quickly.“

– Chambers Global Guide 2024

„Markus Kreuzberg thrives when working with domestic companies seeking protection across the globe. He adroitly oversees the drafting and filing of international patent applications for companies including Conradi+Kaiser, a family-owned business that has established itself as a leader in rubber moulded parts.”

IAM Patent 1000 Guide 2024

„The team is very strong on the technical side.“

– Chambers Global Guide 2024

„Jörg Kohlschmidt regularly assists in highly complex patent litigation matters concerning telecommunications, especially SEPs, as a technical adviser and takes the lead on revocation actions and opposition proceedings too.“

IAM Patent 1000 Guide 2024

„Franck Klein also offers up his expertise on this mandate and earns praise from another satisfied patron for being “extremely skilled, open minded and collaborative. He takes the time to discuss matters in person, which speeds up the process and brings in better results thanks to the exchange of information and brainstorming that happens during such conversations. Franck is also proficient in all three official languages of the EPO, so he grasps the nuances of language used in patent applications and can propose new arguments in opposition proceedings on this basis.“

IAM Patent 1000 Guide 2024

„Friedrich Emmerling has very good expertise and knowledge. His preparation is very detailed and thorough, and he always goes the extra mile to see what more can be done.“

– Chambers Global Guide 2024

„In the field of patent litigation, the team provides by far the most complete package of services in the areas of physics, technology and software, resulting in a high success rate in both defence and attack in patent infringement and nullity actions. There are few who work at a similar level.“

– The Legal 500 – Deutschland 2024

„Friedrich Emmerling is really one of the best patent attorneys in Germany. He digs really deeply into the matter and understands what it is about in the end.“

– Chambers Global Guide 2024

„Franck Klein and Jörg Kohlschmidt are experienced, brilliant analysts with a sense for the essentials.“

– The Legal 500 – Deutschland 2024

„Friedrich Emmerling is lauded by peers for his "thorough and technical" understanding of complex IP matters emerging from the mobile and telecoms industries.“

WWL 2024

„One of BDPE's outstanding strengths is its responsiveness. Any concerns are dealt with promptly and competently. BDPE is characterised by its extensive experience, particularly in patent infringement proceedings, which makes the team the ideal partner.“

– The Legal 500 – Deutschland 2024

„Two aspects stand out: Expertise in patent infringement proceedings and technical depth, e.g. conducting extensive technical experiments to gain knowledge.“

– The Legal 500 – Deutschland 2024

„Friedrich Emmerling for me he is the best patent attorney in litigation and nullity actions. His strengths are his professional competence and very profound experience in litigation.“

– Chambers Global Guide 2024

„Proficiency in all three official languages of the EPO with partners who are native French speakers, which is an asset for a German law firm when dealing with patent matters in French.“

– The Legal 500 – Deutschland 2024

„Always willing to take the necessary time to discuss a matter.“

– The Legal 500 – Deutschland 2024

„Karl-Ulrich Braun-Dullaeus can also explain very complex technological relationships in a generally understandable way. In my experience, he has often been able to develop the decisive argument, especially when working together in large Joint Defence Groups.“

– The Legal 500 – Deutschland 2024

„Jörg Kohlschmidt: Very profound knowledge, especially in the telecommunications sector. Very sociable, pleasant to work with.“

– The Legal 500 – Deutschland 2024

„Friedrich Emmerling: Outstanding wealth of experience; knows judges and case law practice not only of the EPO and the BPatG, but in particular also of the individual infringement courts.“

– The Legal 500 – Deutschland 2024

„For me, BDPE stands for a quality of work products that we can always rely on. For me, quality is not only defined by convincing arguments in terms of content, but also by the excellent service, the good technical equipment of the firm and the fast response times.“

– The Legal 500 – Deutschland 2024

„Friedrich Emmerling is a good team worker and ensures that the actual technical context of both the patents under consideration and the (alleged) forms of infringement are fully understood by the patent attorney team and the attorney conducting the proceedings. Franck Klein and Jörg Kohlschmidt are experienced, brilliant analysts with an eye for the essentials.“

– The Legal 500 – Deutschland 2024

„At all levels, we experience real team players who are a pleasure to work with. Especially in the fields of telecommunications, video and audio coding and semiconductor technology, it is difficult to find such a good team of patent attorneys.“

– The Legal 500 – Deutschland 2024

„Friedrich Emmerling can provide real strategic advice thanks to his outstanding technical understanding and wealth of experience. In my opinion, his ability to see the "big picture" while at the same time knowing the details sets him apart from many others.“

– The Legal 500 – Deutschland 2024

„The firm understands the business of the client and is clear and transparent in its communication. Excellent forensic work.“

IP STARS 2023

„We selected them because of their outstanding performance in nullity actions and defence work in infringement actions.“

IP STARS 2023

„In the fields of physics, electrical engineering and electronics, and mechanical patent litigation, the firm sets new standards for Germany.“

The Legal 500 – Germany 2023

„Four partners and several staff work proactively to provide a complete service ranging from providing non-infringement or infringement arguments, successfully fighting for or against the validity of patents, knowing about and finding necessary evidence, suggesting workarounds to problems, and usually winning cases or suggesting useful solutions.“

The Legal 500 – Germany 2023

„Service-oriented patent attorneys who go above and beyond for their clients. The attorneys exhibit the knowledge level of top technical specialists and, through this, light can be shed on weak arguments of the opposite party.“

IAM Patent 1000 Guide 2022

„The patent attorneys are all highly experienced and drive their work while being practical and efficient.“

– Chambers 2021

„The team is detail oriented, sensible and shows great judgement.“

– IAM Patent 1000 Guide 2021

BDPE – Patent Attorneys and Attorneys at Law

Since its founding, BDPE has been one of the most prominent IP law firms in intellectual property. We consistently combine industry-specific and technical knowledge with legal expertise applied at the highest level.

With a strong focus on contentious proceedings in IP and competition law, we clearly stand out from competitors.

We offer outstanding expertise in complex and multi-jurisdictional litigation, for which we are well known in the market. Not only are we highly specialized, we are trusted business partners who understand the business of our clients.

When it comes to your interests in intellectual property and competition law, BDPE is your trusted partner.

Our Focus

Patent Litigation

Trademark and design law

Competition law

Electrical engineering and information technology

Unified Patent Court

Mechanical Engineering

Energy Technology

Patent Prosecution

Optics and medical technology

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