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df-mp Dörries Frank-Molnia & Pohlman – Germany 2017

JUVE Comment

This respected patent attorney firm’s visibility in proceedings was up from last year. Df-mp was already one of the patent attorney firms with the most experience in litigation. The mobile communications team is particularly active in central proceedings for NPEs like IPcom, Unwired Planet and Munitech, with external lawyers. Molnia and his team also represent manufacturing companies, such as NSN in the now settled dispute with Apple. The pharmaceuticals and biotech team enjoys a strong track record in a number of EPO opposition suits, whether for generics companies like Mylan and Teva or for originators like Amgen. The cornerstone of litigation work is the prosecution practice, which is best known in the pharmaceuticals sector.


Prosecution and litigation for pharmaceuticals and telecoms patents.

European strategy

With its approach focusing squarely on litigation, df-mp should make an ideal cooperation partner for European firms in UPC suits. The firm is not currently planning international offices of its own.

Recommended individuals

Dr. Hans Dörries, David Molnia.


18 patent attorneys


Patent prosecution with clear specialties in pharmaceuticals/medical technology and electronics/telecoms. Extensive activity in opposition and nullity suits and infringement proceedings.


Mobile communications litigation for Unwired Planet, Munitech, Fipa and IPCom; Nokia Solutions Networks (NSN) against Apple; Hexal against AstraZeneca regarding Fulvestrant; Biogen regarding Tecfidera; Teva regarding Ritonavir; opposition and nullity suits for Mylan and Zoetis; filing for Amgen, Biogen, Ledvance, Ebay, Krones.