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Dr. Malte Köllner selected among Germany's Best Lawyers

Published on: 14 July 2016

Dr. Malte Köllner from Dennemeyer & Associates has for the consecutive year, been selected as among Germany’s best lawyers 2016.

The ranking conducted by the biggest German business newspaper, Handelsblatt, in cooperation with “Best Lawyers”, the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide for the legal profession worldwide, is based on a peer-to-peer survey among thousands of German colleagues.

Köllner, German Patent Attorney, as well as European Patent, Trademark and Design Attorney, has been ranked in the category “Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz / Industrial Property” as being one of Germany's Best Lawyers 2016.

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.”

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

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, Köllner furthermore acts as the editor-in-chief of the well-known German journal for patent law “Mitteilungen der Deutschen Patentanwälte” (www.wolterskluwer.de) and is lecturer at various conferences and universities, such as Strasbourg and Maastricht.

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, Köllner correctly predicted the failure of the German patent funds, at a time when there was still much hype around these funds (IAM).

At present, Köllner is building up Dennemeyer’s new monetization service and he heads the IP Due Diligence service at our Dennemeyer & Associates office from Frankfurt.  Köllner has extensive experience in performing hundreds of due diligence investigations for smaller clients, investors and Fortune 500 companies, in particular for venture capital investments.

Based on his practical experience and on the work done in the German standards committee on patent valuation (he has been voted as one of the “very few true experts”), Köllner developed the Dennemeyer approach to IP due diligence that is at the same time complete in its scope and economically efficient (see Malte Köllner: "Due Diligence or Discount, Monetary effect of legal aspects in patent valuation", Les Nouvelles, Volume XLIV No. 1, pages 24-37, March 2009).

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.

With the IP Due Diligence service, Dennemeyer & Associates reinforces its scope of providing the full range of legal services relating to intellectual assets.

“What sets Dennemeyer apart from our competitors and peers is that Dennemeyer is the only “full-service provider”. Due to the synergies of the patent law firm Dennemeyer & Associates & the Dennemeyer IP Solutions who offers complete IP management services and software, we are in a unique position to always make the most suitable offer to our clients globally.” (Dr. Malte Köllner)

Köllner can be contacted at: mKöllner@dennemeyer-law.com