Harmsen Utescher
Attorney Dr. Karsten Königer, Dipl.-Phys.

Dr. Karsten Königer, Dipl.-Phys.


Practice Areas

Patent litigation, patent and utility model law


Attorney-at-law since 2004


Altes Gymnasium Oldenburg, University of Heidelberg, University of Freiburg (Master of Science degree in physics 1996), University of Washington School of Law, CASRIP Summer Institute (2000), Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law (Department for Japan and East Asia, department for patent law) / University of Munich (Dr. jur. 2003); Internship with the Honorable Pauline Newman, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington, D.C. (2003-2004)


German, English

Attorney Dr. Karsten Königer, Dipl.-Phys.



German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), member of the board of the Regional Group North and member of the Special Committee on Patent Law, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), member of the board of the German national group and member of the Standing Committee Patents; European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW); German Physical Society (DPG); member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (JIPLP, Oxford University Press)

Recent publications

“The European patent with unitary effect – what about unitary criminal sanctions for infringement?”, JIPLP 2016, 153; “Trade secrets: overlap with restraint of trade, aspects of enforcement” (with others), GRUR Int. 2015, 932; presentation “Case study on the new European patent system (UPC)”, PatentFORUM, Munich, 27.11.2014; “Second medical use or indication claims” (with others), GRUR Int. 2014, 906; “The published patent application – a basis for injunctive relief?”, JIPLP 2014, 533; presentation “Patent infringement under the doctrine of equivalence - Germany”, AIPPI seminar “IP in Germany and France”, Paris, 07.11.2013;„Grace period for patents“ (with others), GRUR Int. 2013, 759; “German claim construction and new procedural rules in patent nullity proceedings”, note on the German Federal Court of Justice’s decision “Polymer Foam”, JIPLP 2013, 165