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Dr. Malte Köllner selected among Germany's Best Lawyers

Dr. Malte Köllner from Dennemeyer & Associates has again been selected among Germany’s best lawyers of the year 2017. The ranking conducted by the biggest German business newspaper, Handelsblatt, in cooperation with “Best Lawyers”, the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide, is based on a peer-to-peer survey among thousands of German colleagues.

Dr. Malte Köllner, German Patent Attorney, European Patent as well as Trademark and Design Attorney, has been ranked in the category “Deutschlands beste Anwälte 2017” as being one of Germany's Best IP Lawyers 2017. This is not the first time that he is a laureate of this award, as he has already received the same accolades in 2015 and 2016.

Dr. Malte Köllner states: “I am proud to be selected once again in the area of Intellectual Property, especially as this is a recognition that comes from my colleagues and competitors.”

Dr. Robert Fichter, Director of IP law firm Dennemeyer & Associates, adds: “The ranking shows the increasing visibility of Dennemeyer & Associates in the German market. Our IP law firm is on the right track which is also reflected by our strong growth and our ongoing global expansion.”     

Dr. Malte Köllner holds a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry and a diploma in Physics from the University of Heidelberg. His areas of expertise include physics, physical chemistry, optics, lasers, biotechnology, medical devices and software. With a vast experience in the field of Intellectual Property, Dr. Malte Köllner furthermore acts as the editor-in-chief of the well-known German journal for patent law “Mitteilungen der Deutschen Patentanwälte” and is lecturer at various conferences and universities, such as Strasbourg and Maastricht.

Dr. Malte Köllner has authored and co-authored numerous publications on the economic and legal side of the IP system, including a handbook on the Patent Cooperation Treaty. His notable achievements in the IP area have, for several years in succession, listed him as one of the World’s Leading Lawyers and IP Strategists. A few years ago, Dr. Malte Köllner correctly predicted the failure of the German patent funds, at a time when there was still much hype around these funds (IAM).

Dr. Malte Köllner has built up a number of Dennemeyer legal services such as Inventor Remuneration, Patent Monetization, Flat Fee Prosecution and IP Due Diligence. He has extensive experience in performing hundreds of due diligence investigations for smaller clients, investors and Fortune 500 companies, in particular for venture capital investments.

Utilizing the resources of the local Dennemeyer & Associates offices across the world, the IP Due Diligence team can quickly perform insightful investigations and provide clients with a solid basis for decision making.

Besides, Dr. Malte Köllner regularly presents current trends and developments in the IP industry in his lectures in co-operation with Patentinformationszentrum (PIZ) in Darmstadt.



Dr. Malte Köllner
Dennemeyer & Associates S.A.
Vogelweidstr. 8
60596 Frankfurt a. M.
Phone: +49 69 695960-0

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Global Head of Marketing & Communications
Dennemeyer Group
Landaubogen 1-3
81373 Munich
Phone: +49 89 2000183-82
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