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


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

Dr. Michael Behmke

Partner | Patent Attorney | Düsseldorf

Patent Ligitation

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

- IP STARS 2023

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

- 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

„For contentious proceedings, in particular for nullity proceedings or infringement proceedings accompanied by patent attorneys, Maikowski & Ninnemann, BRAUN-DULLAEUS PANNEN EMMERLING, df-mp as well as the already mentioned Bardehle Pagenberg and Cohausz & Florack are among the top addresses; Zimmermann & Partner Patentanwälte mbB and Maiwald Intellectual Property also enjoy an excellent reputation in the market.“

- The Legal 500 – Germany

„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

„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

Dr. Michael Behmke | Patentanwalt | BDPE Düsseldorf

Dr. Michael Behmke is a patent attorney working in the field of intellectual property for medium-sized companies as well as multinational corporations for more than 8 years. His patent attorney focus is on patent infringement cases in the field of telecommunications and patent prosecution. With this experience, he also assists clients in protecting their ideas with high quality patent applications. Based on his education and professional practice, Michael has in-depth knowledge of telecommunications, electronic systems in automotive and pump technology, thin-film processing, optics and laser physics.

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Michael has actively participated in proceedings at the German Federal Patent Court and the European Patent Office, both in the first instance and in the appeal instance. By committing himself to the technical details of the cases without losing sight of the big picture, he consistently succeeds in building convincing lines of argumentation that lead towards positive economic results for his clients. His strength lies in his ability to bring the most complex issues to the point in the simplest possible way, especially when coordinating with colleagues and clients.

He completed his patent attorney training at the law firm Cohausz Hannig Borkowski Wißgott.

Before joining Braun-Dullaeus Pannen Emmerling (BDPE) as a patent attorney in March 2019, he worked as a development engineer at the multinational corporation Saint-Gobain where he gained his first insights into the world of intellectual property protection as an inventor of several patents.

Michael is diploma physicist and received his doctorate in laser physics from the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf. He additionally earned his physics diploma at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, which is renowned for optical technologies.

Fon +49(0) 211 – 302766-35


  • German Patent Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney
  • PhD (Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf)
  • Physics Diploma (Friedrich-Schiller University Jena)

Authorized to represent

  • Germany:
    • Federal Court of Justice (only patent nullity proceedings)
    • Federal Patent Court (BPATG)
    • German Patent an Trade Mark Office (DPMA)
  • Europe:
    • Unified Patent Court (UPC)
    • European Patent Office (EPO)
    • European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)

Technical fields

Telecommunications/ Mobile Communications


Optics and medical technology

Electrical and information technology