Recommendations and Awards for df-mp

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We are proud that the quality of our work continues to be widely recognized not only by our clients but also various international law magazines.

For example, in 2016 the df-mp firm was included as a "Top Tier Firm" for contentious matters in the renowned magazine Managing Intellectual Property (MIP). In addition, two of the partners, Dr. H. Ulrich Dörries and Sandra Pohlman are also mentioned individually as "IP Stars" in Germany by the MIP Handbook 2016. Notably, we are happy to announce that Sandra Pohlman has also been named as one of only six female attorneys from Germany in the new Top 250 Women in IP (Global).

The IAM magazine continues to list df-mp as a recommended firm in its publication IAM Patent 1000 - The world's leading patent professionals 2016 for patent prosecution and nullity matters. According to IAM, df-mp is "very strong. Its team provides excellent work, is responsive and comes up with fantastic ideas. When creativity is asked for, they really provide it - and that's something one seldom finds in patent teams. The support is outstanding".

As in the past years, the df-mp firm was chosen by the law magazine Corporate INTL for the year 2016 as "Law Firm of the Year" for "Life Sciences", "IP Litigation" und "Patents" in Germany.

Further notable awards were given to df-mp by Global Law Experts (2015 Life Science and IP Litigation Law Firm of the Year in Germany) and Acquisition International (2016 Intellectual Property Practitioner of the Year in Germany).

df-mp becomes df-mp Dörries Frank-Molnia & Pohlman Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB

As of February 11, 2014, df-mp has been converted into a partnership with limited professional liability. This form of partnership was created by the amendment of July 19, 2013 to the German partnership act (PartGG) and is comparable to a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) in the UK. Clients of df-mp will now benefit from a legally-based, very high level of insurance coverage.

As part of the conversion of df-mp into a limited liability partnership (PartG mbB) the name of the firm has changed. The new full name of our firm is:

df-mp Dörries Frank-Molnia & Pohlman
Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB

Please note that all future client matters will be handled by df-mp Dörries Frank-Molnia & Pohlman Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB.

Moreover, existing client matters handled by df-mp are now handled by df-mp Dörries Frank-Molnia & Pohlman Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB. We are of course at your disposal for any further information in regard of this change.

df-mp - Global Expertise for Your Innovations and Trademarks

df-mp is one of the top firms in intellectual property law with an international outlook and a broad scope of specialized expertise. Globally-oriented companies in such practice areas as biotechnology, chemistry, physics, medical devices, mechanical and electrical engineering and pharmaceuticals trust the competent advice offered by our highly-rated team.

df-mp is located in Munich in the vicinity of the European Patent Office, the German Patent- and Trademark Office and the German Federal Patents Court, affording direct access to these institutions.

df-mp - Dual Qualifications in Europe and the U.S.

The patent attorneys of df-mp focus on proceedings in Germany and Europe, as well as the U.S. We are thus in the unique position to be able to develop comprehensive intellectual property protection strategies for your company that account for the different legal requirements in Europe and the U.S.

df-mp - Global IP Strategies

df-mp has developed and cultivates a worldwide network of specialists who closely collaborate with df-mp during planning and implementation of the global IP strategy of your company.

df-mp - Career Opportunities

df-mp is continuously growing. Here you can find our current job offers.

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df-mp is proud to be an associate sponsor of the C5 Life Sciences IP Summit 2017 which will take place in Munich on October 11 and 12, 2017

More information regarding this event may be found

Presentation by Audrey Nemeth on March 3, 2016 in Munich

Audrey Nemeth will be giving a presentation on "US Patent Law for European Patent Professionals" at the legal reference bookstore "Schweitzer Sortiment" on March 3, 2016 in invitation

Start of the Intellectual Property Magazine

The Intellectual Property Magazine (IPM), the most recent member of the family of online magazines of German Law Publishers (GLP), [...] read more

David Molnia represents patent holder in a mock trial at the "EPO Board of Appeal and key decisions Seminar" organized by the European Patent Academy

As part of the EPO Board of Appeal and key decisions 2014 Seminar, [...] read more

Rainer Friedrich contributed an essay in "Mitteilungen der deutschen Patentanwälte" regarding the "reading-along" of information not literally disclosed in a document by the skilled person


In "Getting the Deal Through - Patents"[Accreditation] df-mp advises on enforcing and obtaining patents in Germany

The German chapter of "Getting the Deal Through-Patents 2015"Download

df-mp becomes df-mp Dörries Frank-Molnia & Pohlman Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB

As of February 11, 2014, df-mp has been converted into a partnership with limited professional liability. [...] read more

df-mp at "C5's 26th Forum of Biotech Patenting" March 26 and 27, 2014 in Munich

df-mp is sponsoring the 26th Forum on Biotech Patenting to be held on March 26-27, 2014 in Munich. Two of the firm's partners will also feature as speakers on important topics in the biotechnology field. [...] read more

Elisabeth Greiner featured speaker at C5's FTO conference, May 14 and 15, 2014 in Munich

Elisabeth Greiner will speak about "Practical Steps to Tailor your FTO strategy in Response to the Latest SPC Case Law" at the upcoming C5 conference "Freedom to Operate" to be held on May 14 and 15, 2014 in Munich. [...] read more

IAM magazine names df-mp as recommended firm for patent prosecution and patent nullity actions in Germany 2014 - Dr. H. Ulrich Dörries and Sandra Pohlman listed in this regard as "recommended expert"

df-mp, Dr. Dörries and Sandra Pohlman are once again named in IAM Magazine's most recent publication "IAM 1000 - The World's Leading Patent Practitioners 2014" read more

An article by Sandra Pohlman relating the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decisions on Supplementary Protection Certificates and combination products appeared in Expert Guide

Intellectual Property of the on-line magazine Corporate Live Wire download

df-mp - IP News

European Patent Office will amend Rule 164 EPC as from November 1, 2014 and allow requests for further searches in cases of lack of unity

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The European Patent Office (EPO) repeals the 24-month time limit for filing divisional applications

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