M.S. Elec. Eng., B.S. Physics
- European Patent Attorney
- European Trademark Attorney
- European Design Attorney
- German Patent Attorney
- US Patent Agent
"At the same time David Molnia currently presents himself as one of the most visible legal representatives acting as the patent attorney in
telecommunication litigations. After representing IPCom for some time, he now has another high-profile appearance in a large litigation for Unwired Planet."
(JUVE Handbook 2014/15 (German version), P. 486, Laudation Law Firm of the Year 2014 for Patent Law)
Mr. Molnia is qualified both in Germany and Europe as well as in the United States. His qualifications enable him to represent clients before the European Patent Office, the German Patent and Trademark Office, the German Federal Patent Court, the European Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) as well as before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
David Molnia has been active in intellectual property since 1994 and is co-founder and partner of df-mp.
He heads the firm’s strong practices in the electrical and mechanical arts. A primary focus of his practice is on prosecution, opposition and litigation of German and European patents, in particular, in the fields of medical devices and telecommunications.
A further focus of his practice is the preparation of patent infringement and validity opinions in the course of freedom-to-operate analyses and due diligence projects.
David Molnia also heads the firm’s trademark and design practice. His practice therefore also includes the prosecution and opposition of European and German trademarks and designs as well as their enforcement and defense.
Education and Professional Experience:
Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Union College in Schenectady, New York
Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Union College in Schenectady, New York
1992 – 1993
Scientific Researcher at the Applied Physics Laboratory of the University of Washington in Seattle (with specialty in analogue and digital communications, solid state physics, image processing and acoustics)
1994 – 1999
Associate at the law firm Bardehle and subsequently at the Frohwitter law firm, both in Munich
Co-founder and partner at df-mp
Publications and Activities:
- Speaker at various seminars on topics related to different aspects of European and American patent law.
- Lecturer at the CEIPI Institute
- GRUR - German Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and Copyright
- VPP – German Association of Patentengineers and Patentagents
- AIPLA – American Intellectual Property Law Association
- ECTA – European Community Trademark Association
- INTA – International Trademark Association