Dr. Friedrich Emmerling

Ottostraße 4
D-80333 Munich
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Dr. Friedrich Emmerling
Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Phys. (Univ.)
German Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney, European Trademark and Design Attorney

Technical areas of expertise:

  • Laser physics
  • LED technology
  • Mobile communications
  • Semiconductor technology, in particular storage technologies
  • Software
  • Telecommunications
  • Video and audio encoding

Legal activities:

  • Extensive experience in patent litigation and in the enforcement of patents and utility models.
  • Strategic advice on patent portfolios.
  • Representation of clients in a large number of opposition and nullity proceedings before the European Patent Office, the German Patent Office, the Federal Patent Court and the Federal Court of Justice.
  • Cooperation with renowned law firms in parallel international patent infringement proceedings before the regional courts of Mannheim, Düsseldorf, Munich and Hamburg, as well as the Higher Regional Court Karlsruhe and Düsseldorf.
  • Many of these patent disputes are based on standard-essential patents and concern complex technical questions in the field of mobile communications and video technology.


  • Friedrich Emmerling has been an equity partner at Braun-Dullaeus Pannen Emmerling (BDPE) since 2019.
  • Prior to this, he was an equity partner at Bird & Bird LLP and Prüfer & Partner.
  • Before his work as a patent attorney, Dr. Emmerling served as a senior executive in industry in the fields of software development and application engineering.
  • He studied physics and earned his Ph.D. at the Technical University of Munich.

Publications (excerpt):


  • epi – European Patent Institute
  • FICPI – International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys
  • German Chamber of Patent Attorneys
  • GRUR – German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and Copyright
  • IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers


German, English

Education (excerpt):
Technical University of Munich