Dr. Benjamin Pesch primarily advises national and international companies of various industries in patent and utility model law.

Following to his studies at the University of Cologne and after achievement of the first state examination, Dr. Benjamin Pesch wrote his dissertation in commercial criminal law dealing inter alia with the question of the protection of trade secrets in the context of a due diligence. In parallel, Dr. Benjamin Pesch worked as a research assistant in an international corporate law firm in Cologne.

After finishing his dissertation project with summa cum laude, Dr. Benjamin Pesch worked in two further international corporate law firms in Dusseldorf during his legal traineeship before he achieved the second state examination and was admitted to the bar in June 2016.

Before joining Kather Augenstein, Dr. Benjamin Pesch has already worked as an attorney for patent law and utility model law in another international corporate law firm in Dusseldorf and advised companies of different industries with respect to the enforcement of their protective rights.

Furthermore, he is member of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR).

In October 2021, Dr Benjamin Pesch was awarded as a ‘rising star‘ for 2021 by Managing IP. In July 2022, he became a counsel at Kather Augenstein.


Rising Star 2022, Germany

Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars 2022

Autor of the publication ‘The Pharmaceutical Intellectual Property and Competition Law Review: Germany’, 2022

The Law Review, Expert Panel 2022


  • Interlocutory injunction and subsequent uncertainty as to the existence of the law – Decision note on Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf, decision of 29.1.2021 – 2 W 26/20, GRUR-RS 2021, 1830 – MS-Therapie II; published in: GRUR-Prax 2021, 1830
  • Insufficient invention attribution when mentioning artificial intelligence, 05.03.2020, GRUR-Prax 2020, 84
  • Directive patent infringement in case of programmable device, 19.08.2020, GRUR-Prax 2020, 374
  • Computer implemented inventions in patent infringement proceedings – highlights in German jurisdiction, MMR 2019, 223 ff. [German]
  • Patentability of computer-implemented inventions – Overview regarding the decision-making practice of the FSC and the EPO as well as recommendations for action, MMR 2019, 14 ff. [German]
  • Doctoral thesis on ” Criminal and regulatory law considerations on the provision of information prior to parcel transactions”, Duncker & Humblot, Cologne Criminology Publications, vol. 65, 2015, 588 pp. [German]