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Background

Dr. Herbert Kunz is the Managing Principal of Fish & Richardson’s Munich office.  Dr. Kunz is a European and German Patent Attorney with a particular focus in mechanics, electronics, software, and medical devices. In addition, Dr. Kunz is a qualified European Trademark and Design Attorney, and also represents clients at the German Patent and Trademark Office, the German Patent Court, the European Patent Office (EPO), and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

Dr. Kunz has extensive experience helping clients with intellectual property issues such as patent drafting as well as prosecution, and represents startup inventors to large global corporations. He also frequently assists with patent opposition and patent litigation matters at the EPO, as well as the German Civil Courts, and is qualified to represent clients at the Federal Supreme Court in nullity proceedings.

Prior to joining Fish, Dr. Kunz was a partner in the Intellectual Property Group at Olswang, after having merged with his boutique IP firm, Dr. Kunz & Kollegen. Dr. Kunz qualified as a German Patent Attorney in 1997, a European Patent Attorney in 1999, and in 2001 was one of the first German attorneys to combine his patent experience with his legal expertise to provide an integrated IP service to his clients.  He has also been appointed as an Honorary Judge of the Social Court (Munich).

Education

Ph.D., University of Berlin 1991
Physics


M.S., University of Hamburg
Physics, Biophysics


M.S., University of Cambridge
Physics


B.S., University of Hamburg
Physics, Oceanology

Admissions

  • European Patent Office
  • Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt (German Patent and Trade Mark Office)
  • European Union Intellectual Property Office

Languages

  • English
  • German

Memberships & Affiliations

​AIPPI, FICPI, Cambridge Union Society (UK), Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft

Other Distinctions

Dr. Kunz was awarded Electronic Patents Lawyer of the Year in Germany by 2017 Corporate INTL Global Awards.

Publications

What You Need to Know about Patents in Europe,” Interview by Metropolitan Corporate Counsel (June 2017). 

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June 14, 2017
Three Developments Delay UPC Agreement & Unitary Patent
Three Developments Delay UPC Agreement & Unitary Patent
Authors: Herbert Kunz, Ph.D., John F. T. Conroy, Ph.D., John B. Pegram
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January 17, 2017
Legal Alert: European Unified Patent Court & Unitary Patent to Open in 2017
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September 19, 2016
Legal Alert: A Path to the UPC
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April 22, 2016
Legal Alert: Update on EU Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court Developments
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June 28, 2017
Herbert Kunz Interviewed by Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, "What You Need to Know about Patents in Europe"
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June 28, 2017
Q&A with Herbert Kunz: What You Need to Know about Patents in Europe
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September 8, 2016
Fish & Richardson’s Munich Team Demonstrates Value of Design Patents in Important Patent Case for Newell Brands’ DYMO®
Fish & Richardson’s Munich Team Demonstrates Value of Design Patents in Important Patent Case for Newell Brands’ DYMO®
Author: Herbert Kunz, Ph.D.
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June 27, 2016
Legal Alert: IP Rights & Brexit
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April 22, 2016
Legal Alert: Update on EU Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court Developments
Legal Alert: Update on EU Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court Developments
Authors: Herbert Kunz, Ph.D., John F. T. Conroy, Ph.D., John B. Pegram
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