Kather Augenstein again selected by Wirtschaftswoche

At the end of last year, Wirtschaftswoche again rated the best patent and IP attorneys in its renowned ranking. The jury of experts has once again awarded us “TOP KANZLEI” in the “Patent Law” category. At the same time, Dr Christof Augenstein, Alexander Haertel, Dr Peter Kather, Miriam Kiefer and Christopher Weber are recommended as experts in patent law.

The award is based on a three-stage procedure: The Handelsblatt Research Institute selects 690 patent and IP attorneys from 111 law firms. In a second step, the selected lawyers are asked to name the most renowned colleagues. The resulting list will then be evaluated by a jury of experts. This year, the jury consisted of Jan Eckert (Head of Legal Affairs at ZF Friedrichshafen), Stephan Wolke (CEO at ThyssenKrupp Intellectual Property), Jochen Meyer (Head of Patent Department at Vodafone) and Achim Schunder (Head of Magazines at C.H.Beck). The results of the jury are two lists with the leading law firms for patent attorneys and IP attorneys.

This time we are especially pleased about the award as “TOP KANZLEI 2018”, as we are named with all founding partners of Kather Augenstein and furthermore no other law firm of our size was listed with so many lawyers. The award underlines the high level of our partners, and thus of our entire firm, and is both an incentive and an obligation for us to continue on the path we have chosen.

You can find the whole article of Wirtschaftswoche here.

Miriam Kiefer new member of the executive board of women in ip

Our Managing Partner Miriam Kiefer LL.M. is a new member of the board of women in ip. What began in 2011 as a platform for women in intellectual property quickly developed into an international non-profit platform that was registered as a non-profit association in 2014.

Free places at the VPP Seminar “The Infringement Trial” on 19-21.09.2019

Our partners Dr. Peter Kather and Dr. Christof Augenstein are pleased to explain once again the details of the patent infringement trial this year. The VPP seminar "The infringement trial" will take place from 19-21 September 2019 at the Maritim Hotel in Ulm.

German government might hesitate: Why Berlin can’t wait for Brexit in matters of UPC

The federal government is currently suggesting that it will wait for Brexit before the Unified Patent Court (UPC) is allowed to start. This is the result of an answer to a question from the FDP parliamentary group. In our opinion, however, the Federal Government is firmly bound to the will of Parliament and must implement the Ratification Act with the signature of the Federal President without delay.

New service offered by Kather Augenstein – the FRAND data base

In order to give everyone interested a comprehensive overview of the development of FRAND jurisprudence in Germany, we have compiled the most important decisions and published them on our homepage.