Fish & Richardson Announces Dr. Herbert Kunz Joins Firm as Managing Principal of Munich, Germany Office

Monday, August 10, 2015 - 09:45

Fish & Richardson has announced that Dr. Herbert Kunz has joined the firm as the managing principal of its Munich office and as a principal in its Patent Group. Previously, Dr. Kunz was a partner and head of the IP Patent Prosecution Team in the Munich office of Olswang LLP. 

Dr. Kunz has been a German patent attorney and a European trademark and design attorney since 1997, and a European patent attorney since 1999. He will continue to focus his practice on patent infringement disputes; German, European and international patent prosecution, oppositions and appeals; licensing; patent and trademark law; and freedom-to-operate opinions. His technical areas of expertise include solid-state physics, physical chemistry, optics, telecommunication, semiconductors and computer-related inventions, physics, mechanical engineering and electro-technology.  

Some of Dr. Kunz’s key clients include New Balance and several German clients, including Astyx and Merz Dental. He has represented many clients before the German Federal Patent Court, the German Patent Office, the European Patent Office and the German Federal Supreme Court (Bundesgerichtshof, BGH).

Fish opened its Munich office in 2007 and handles a wide range of European intellectual property (IP) matters from Munich, including patent prosecution and patent litigation, opposition practice at the EPO, trademark, design, unfair competition and antitrust matters.