Rarely according to patent remedy

Innovations in chemistry and pharmaceuticals need effective protection

Chemical products and medications have become an indispensable part of our modern life. Just how vital these are, was demonstrated particularly vividly during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was, arguably, only thanks to the rapid development of effective vaccines against the virus that a gradual return to “normality” was possible.

Developing new chemical products and medications is often a lengthy process involving very high costs. In order to assist that the high investments ultimately pay-off, most chemical and pharmaceutical companies rely on the monopoly granted by patents to end products; the filing of patent protection thus represents an important part in the constant efforts to obtain chemical and pharmaceutical innovations. For chemical products and medications, effective IP protection with granted patents is essential; putting this another way: without chemical and pharmaceutical patents, innovations in these fields would grind to a halt.

Our qualified team of Patent Attorneys, specializing in chemistry and pharmaceuticals, routinely support multinational and medium-sized companies, as well as start-ups and scientific institutions, in protecting the results of their research and development.

We are ready and able to advise you on how to obtain as well as successfully enforce and defend protective rights for inventions in the chemical and pharmaceutical field. Areas in which we have proven expertise include the fields of: detergents, cosmetics, food and dietary supplements, textiles, tyres, alternative fuels, paints and coatings, adhesives, nanotechnology, polymers, construction chemicals, paper and packaging. Our expertise in the field of pharmaceuticals includes, but is in no way limited to: classical active pharmaceutical ingredients as well as pharmaceutical formulations and antibody drugs.

Together with our valued Clients, we strive to obtain the best possible patent protection for all innovations and, therefore, approach this work in a comprehensive manner. In the field of chemistry, a patent should cover both the desired product as well as aspects relating to the process(es) of manufacture as well as use of the new product. In the field of pharmaceuticals, protection related to the first, second or further medical indications are also important and need to be included; alternatively, patents can also be limited to such indications.

We are here to assist you in the preparation of patent applications and support you in the examination procedure before the German, UK and European Patent Offices. We will accompany you on the road to patent grant and can further represent and support you in opposition, nullity and infringement proceedings. Expert opinions, FTO analyses and due diligence examinations in the chemical and pharmaceutical sector are also part of our daily business. In the pharmaceutical sector, we also handle applications for supplementary protection certificates (SPC), these being of significant and financial importance. Finally, we have extensive experience in developing targeted patent strategies for chemical and pharmaceutical companies, helping them to find and protect their niche in the market whilst ultimately helping them expand.

Our Patent Attorneys specializing in chemical and pharmaceutical patents look forward to your contact at any time!

Prof. Dr. Dr. Uwe Fitzner

Lawyer, Patent Attorney


Dr. Stephan Held

Patent Attorney, Dipl.-Chem.


Dr. Felix Letzelter, LL.M.

Patent Attorney, Dipl.-Chem.

Munich, Hebden Bridge (GB), Dusseldorf

Dr. Rolf Kröncke, LL.M.

Patent Attorney, Dipl.-Biochem.

Hannover, Bremen, Hamburg