Robert Knaps



My name is Robert Knaps. Since my admission to the bar in 2022, I have been advising and representing national and international clients from various industries in all areas of intellectual property law.

As part of my studies at the University of Osnabrück, I majored in “German and European Law of Competition and Intellectual Property”, writing my student research project in patent law.

Kather Augenstein provides excellent advice with focus on the client’s specific needs and on possible future legal action.

Legal 500 Deutschland, Ranking 2022

During my legal clerkship, I gained expertise in intellectual property law, in particular patent rights, by working in an international commercial law firm and by completing my elective station at the 15th Senate of the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf, which is responsible for patent infringement proceedings.

Representative cases
  • Participation in several patent infringement actions brought by a US company against several competitors for patent infringement in the field of network security technology.
  • Participation in a series of patent infringement actions for infringement of 12 different standard-essential patents in two jurisdictions – Mobile / LTE