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Dr. Friedrich Emmerling

Braun-Dullaeus Pannen Emmerling Patent- & Rechtsanwälte

Ottostrasse 4
80333 Munich
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Mobile Communication, Electronics, Computer & Software, Digital Communication

About Dr. Friedrich Emmerling

Friedrich Emmerling is a patent attorney and an equity partner at Braun-Dullaeus Pannen Emmerling (BDPE) in Munich, a genuine service boutique specialising in litigation and prosecution in the IP field.

Dr Emmerling has extensive experience in conducting patent litigation and enforcing patents and utility models, offering strategic advice on patent portfolios and representing clients in a large number of opposition and nullity proceedings before the EPO, the German Patent Office, the German Federal Patent Court and the German Federal Supreme Court. He also cooperates with renowned law firms in parallel international patent infringement proceedings before the German Regional and Higher Regional Courts. Many of these patent disputes are based on SEPs and concern complex technical questions in the mobile communications, video and photovoltaic technology fields.

Dr Emmerling garners a truly remarkable amount of praise for his infringement and nullity proceedings in the electronics and telecoms fields and is a frequently recommended attorney by numerous highly esteemed publications and ranking organisations. Due to his technical background, he possesses extensive knowledge and experience in the fields of laser physics, LED technology, mobile communications, semiconductor technology (in particular storage technologies), software, telecoms and video/audio encoding.

Dr Emmerling works not only for clients in Germany but also abroad and has an international network of contacts with other law firms and patent attorneys. Before his work as a patent attorney, Dr Emmerling served as a senior executive in industry in the software development and application engineering fields.


  • Chambers and Partners – Global and Europe Rankings 2020 Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution in Germany - Band 4 – Friedrich Emmerling – LINK Friedrich Emmerling advances in the rankings this year in recognition of his growing market reputation. Emmerling frequently handles patent infringement and validity proceedings in the telecommunication sector. Sources say: “He is a sharp and clever guy. He looks at the technology and really cuts to the chase.”
  • JUVE Handbook - “The most impressive event of the past year was the amalgamation of patent attorneys Dr. Karl-Ulrich Braun-Dullaeus (until then in his own law firm) and Dr. Friedrich Emmerling (previously by Prüfer & Partner) at the end of 2018. The new law firm Braun-Dullaeus Pannen Emmerling advises Huawei and Deutsche Telekom, two of the companies most frequently sued by patent exploiters in Germany. In contrast to other patent law firms, they have a clear focus on litigation.“
  • Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS - “Dr. Friedrich Emmerling of Braun-Dullaeus Pannen Emmerling has been included in as an IP Star in the 2019/2020 edition of IP STARS.”
  • IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals - Recommended Individual 2019 The “charming and warm” Friedrich Emmerling, newly of Braun-Dullaeus Pannen Emmerling, garners a truly remarkable amount of praise for his infringement and nullity prowess in the electronics and telecommunications fields. “He is one of the most brilliant colleagues I have ever met, and the go-to practitioner in Germany in his field. His accuracy and precision are exemplary, remarkable. He really is an exceptional phenomenon among German patent attorneys – respected by colleagues and judges across the land.”
  • IAM Strategy 300 - Recommended Individual 2019 – “Friedrich Emmerling is masterful in his handling of technically complex patent litigations and a leading expert on standard essential patents. Highly commercial and strategic, and well-connected internationally, he is a discerning choice for innovators in the software, communications and semiconductor fields.”
  • Wirtschaftswoche (Business Weekly) WiWo Top Law Firms 2019 The best lawyers for patent law and copyright.
  • IAM Global Leaders 2020 – Germany Dr. Friedrich Emmerling was ranked as one of IAM’s “Global Leaders.”
  • Chambers and Partners - Europe 2019 - Friedrich Emmerling of Braun-Dullaeus Pannen Emmerling represents technology and telecommunications sector clients in patent law disputes and infringement proceedings. Clients say: “His advantage lies in his experience. He knows what the judge will accept and makes sure that the court takes in the arguments. That is high class that I haven’t seen with other patent attorneys.“
  • JUVE Handbook 2015 to 2019 Frequently recommended attorney in the area patent litigation/patent attorneys “Dr. Friedrich Emmerling.”
  • Wirtschaftswoche (Business Weekly) - Top Attorneys 2018 – Particularly recommended law firm “Braun-Dullaeus Pannen Emmerling”, particularly recommended patent attorneys “Dr. Karl-Ulrich Braun-Dullaeus ”and“ Dr. Friedrich Emmerling.”


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