Partner, Patent Attorney


Christoph's practice focuses on German, European and international patent and utility model prosecution, as well as design applications before the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). Further focus of his work is on opposition, appeal and nullity proceedings, in particular before the German Federal Patent Court and the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office, as well as patent infringement proceedings before the German common courts. Christoph also advises on IP strategy and IP portfolio management as well as employee inventions in Germany. Christoph is spearheading our dedicated team of Future Mobility experts.

Areas of Expertise

  • Automotive, aerospace and space technology
  • Communications and information technology, in particular telecommunications and mobile communications
  • Computer-implemented inventions
  • Medical technology, diagnostics & imaging
  • Elevators and escalators
  • Military and defence technology
  • IP strategy consulting
  • Advice on the German law on employee inventions and inventor compensation in Germany


Christoph mainly works with large multinational corporations from the United States and Japan, as well as with start-ups, in particular from Switzerland and Singapore.


Christoph is a graduate engineer (Dipl. Ing. Univ.) in electrical engineering with a degree from the Technical University of Munich. He also holds two Master of Laws degrees, one degree from the University of Hagen and one degree from the Université de Strasbourg. Christoph is admitted to practice as a German Patent Attorney, a European Patent Attorney as well as a European Trade Mark and Design Attorney. After his patent attorney training with a large, international patent law firm in Munich, he spent four years as Vice President and Head of Patents of a Swiss elevator manufacturer before joining Mewburn Ellis LLP as a partner in 2017.