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), Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition / 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)


“A friendly reminder 25 years after TRIPs: an international harmonisation of the grace period in patent law remains preferable“, JIPLP 2019, 341; “Quantification of monetary relief” (with others), GRUR Int. 2017, 737; “The 125th anniversary of the German utility model – A reason to celebrate?”, JIPLP 2017, 75; “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; “German claim construction and new procedural rules in patent nullity proceedings”, JIPLP 2013, 165