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The Legal 500 Germany Ranking 2023: Kather Augenstein again ranked as one of the leading law firms in patent litigation

Kather Augenstein is again honored by The Legal 500 Germany as a “Leading Law Firm” in the field of Intellectual Property – Patent Litigation. The annual award recognizes law firms and individual attorneys worldwide for their outstanding achievements, based on feedback from clients, peers and colleagues.

Some of them describes us as a “highly skilled team that handles cases quietly, competently and with focus in a very human and pleasant manner”, as well as a “very effective and efficient team, both in smaller and larger cases.” Miriam Kiefer is confirmed as having a “trusting, humanly very pleasant, close and very well coordinated cooperation in a number of infringement cases, expert reports and SPC proceedings”.

According to the editorial team, one of the numerous strongest IP boutiques in Germany is the Kather Augenstein team in Düsseldorf, whose broad advisory portfolio in patent law context is reflected in the individual focuses of the central experts.

Partner Dr Christof Augenstein, for example, is more active in the fields of electronics, telecommunications, medicine and automotive, while senior partner Dr Peter Kather sets strong focuses on cross-border proceedings. Managing Partner Miriam Kiefer, who is well-versed in medical technology, heads the team of lawyers, which also includes the Partners Christopher Weber (who focuses on software, electronics, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, mechanics and plastics processing) and Sören Dahm, who is well-versed in technology-related, often cross-border matters. The core team also includes Dr Benjamin Pesch and his focus on computer-implemented inventions, who was been appointed as counsel in July 2022.

As last year, we are pleased that our Senior Partner Dr. Peter Kather has been inducted into the Hall of Fame category again and that our partners Christof Augenstein and Christopher Weber have been recognised as Leading Names for the second time.

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