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Schaumburg und Partner.
We understand technologies

For over 50 years, we have ensured protection of your innovations. We protect your technical inventions through patents and utility models. We protect your product designs through registered designs. We support you in selling your products through trademarks worldwide.

Schaumburg and Partner is an Intellectual Property law firm based in Munich, the European center for intellectual property rights. In Munich, the European Patent Office, the German Patent and Trademark Office, the Federal Patent Court as well as infringement courts of first and second instance are located. Our attorneys are in constant contact with judges, members of the Boards of Appeal and patent and trademark examiners to discuss the latest developments and decisions in the field of intellectual property.

„Wer nicht erfindet, verschwindet.
Wer nicht patentiert, verliert.“

Erich Otto Häußer, Präsident des Deutschen Patentamtes (1976-1995)

Our Expertise

We represent well-known companies, in particular from Europe, the USA, Japan, China and South Korea before the GPTO, the EPO, the Boards of Appeal of the EPO, the Federal Patent Court, the EUIPO, the WIPO and the Federal Court of Justice. Our services involve obtaining IP rights in the course of the application procedure (prosecution) as well as providing advice and support in disputes, in particular in patent, trademark and design infringements (litigation).

Our Team

Schaumburg und Partner employs highly qualified technical and legal experts that have substantial knowledge in all essential fields of technology, in particular mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, optics, nanotechnology and medical engineering as well as extensive experience with IP rights for computer-implemented inventions (CII) in connection with the Internet, software and artificial intelligence (AI). Our attorneys are supported by a team of highly qualified and trusted paralegals and sworn translators.

We have an international network of renowned law firms to be able to offer our clients worldwide professional IP services that meet their individual requirements. In the past decades, we successfully obtained a large number of IP rights in all fields of technology. Schaumburg und Partner cooperates with the Patent Law Firm Schlee IP International P.C., based in Los Angeles, USA. This cooperation helps us to ensure a competent international representation for all of our clients.

  • Karl-Heinz Schaumburg

    Karl-Heinz Schaumburg

    (until 6/2000 working as a patent attorney for our firm, from 7/2000 in an advisory capacity)


    The quality of our work for our clients is the standard by which we measure our success.

  • Dr. Dieter Thoenes

    Dr. Dieter Thoenes

    (until 12/2019 working as a patent attorney for our firm, from 1/2020 in an advisory capacity)


    Analyzing inventions and drafting robust patent applications is a craftsmanship requiring a great amount of experience and practice.

  • Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Thurn

    Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Thurn

    Dipl.-Ing. (Electrical engineering)
    German Patent Attorney
    European Patent and Trademark Attorney


    Reliable advice in legal disputes and litigations involves a pragmatic and honest risk assessment.

  • Dr. Jürgen Landskron

    Dr. Jürgen Landskron

    Dipl.-Phys. (Physics)
    German Patent Attorney
    European Patent and Trademark Attorney


    Trustworthy and honest cooperation between attorney and client forms the basis for success.

  • Lars Eckert

    Lars Eckert

    Dipl.-Ing. (Electrical engineering)
    German Patent Attorney
    European Patent and Trademark Attorney


    The personal contact with clients, examiners and opponents often leads to efficient and pragmatic solutions.

  • Steffen Schwertfeger

    Steffen Schwertfeger

    Master of Science (Physics)
    German Patent Attorney
    European Patent and Trademark Attorney


    An open and direct communication between inventor and attorney is essential for translating a great invention into a great patent.

  • Dr. Johannes Kolmar

    Dr. Johannes Kolmar

    Master of Science (Biotechnology, Process engineering)
    Patent Engineer
    Patent Attorney Candidate


    Quality, continuity and accountability are the basis for long-term and trustworthy partnerships with our clients.