Top Kanzlei Patentrecht 2017 - Christian Rupp

Christian Rupp

  • German Patent Attorney (1997) [Patentanwalt]
  • European Patent Attorney (1998)
  • European Trademark and Design Attorney (1997)
  • In IP since 1993
  • Joined Mitscherlich in 1994
  • Partner since 1997

Christian Rupp heads the firm’s department for chemistry, life science and pharmacology and is also active in a variety of other technical areas. As a trained physicist who is self-taught in microbiology, he has gained wide respect from his clients and peers in the field. He is supported by a strong team of associates qualified in biochemistry and advises, among other clients, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of food products.

He further specialises in drafting cooperation agreements between R&D institutions. While working in close cooperation with the lawyers of the firm on infringement cases before the German courts, he has conducted approximately 250 opposition cases before the EPO. He draws on this source for contributing to the “Mitscherlich Opposition Update”, a regular newsletter.

    Professional Qualifications

    Master’s Degree in Physics [Diplom-Physiker]
    Technical University of Munich, Germany

    Professional Experience

    Management of large patent portfolios

    Leading a team of attorneys and patent professionals at Mitscherlich

    Experience from more than

    • about 150 EPO opposition cases (offense)
    • about 100 EPO opposition cases (defense) in mechanics, electronics, LEDs, food chemistry, microbiology, immunology

    ICC arbitrator

    Trainee at the Federal Patent Court in Munich and the Regional Court for patent litigation in Düsseldorf, Germany

    Trainee Patent Attorney at Mitscherlich

    Technical Fields

    • Software
    • Internet
    • Multimedia
    • Electronics
    • Light Engineering, LED/OLED
    • Telecommunication
    • Medical Science
    • Automotive
    • Life science (food chemistry, microbiology)


    Member of FICPI, epi

    Teaching European Patent law at the CEIPI Institute at the University of Strasbourg, France

    Regular speaker at AIPLA meetings

    Contributions to „The National Law Journal“ and other publications