Miriam Kiefer is a founding partner of Kather Augenstein, and has been active as a lawyer for more than 15 years. She began to specialise in industrial property rights during her studies, rounding off her specialisation by obtaining a master’s degree (LL.M.) at the Centre for Industrial Property Rights at Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf, and as a Certified Specialist for Intellectual Property.
Miriam Kiefer has conducted more than a hundred infringement proceedings, primarily for patents and utility models. A majority of these disputes were cross-border proceedings; she is thus familiar with the coordination of multinational disputes. One of her passions is medical technology. However, her enthusiasm and love of detail is also engaged in other technical areas. In addition to the enforcement of technical property rights, she also represents her domestic and international clients in design, trademark infringement and unfair competition proceedings.
Miriam Kiefer is the co-author of two commentaries on patent law and the UPC. She is also a regular speaker on issues of patent law, and provides training for patent lawyers in the context of the working group in North Rhine-Westphalia. Miriam Kiefer works on the Study Question 2018 referring to the “Joint liability of IP infringement” at the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI). She further is a member of the German Association for Intellectual Property and Copyright (GRUR), the Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP) and the European Patent Litigation Lawyers’ Association (EPLAW).