For the second time after 2013 the law firm has received this prestigious award now in 2019. We thank our clients for their continuous trust. We will thrive to be even better in 2020.unique design.


What clients said:

“He has kept his curiosity and is a sure bet if you need creative solutions to complex problems. He does not live in an ivory tower and as such delivers not only creative but also realistic solutions.”

“Because of his work and exceptional performance, I rate him extremely high for his competence, reliability and loyalty to our company, and for carrying out work at very high quality and, if necessary, at very short notice.”

“He has been an indispensable expert in securing IP rights and patent claims and supporting us on numerous levels in evaluating IP-related contracts and projects. He has exceptional communication skills that are essential in negotiations with other companies.”

“Dr Kilger, in comparison to other firms and attorneys, has outstanding expertise and commercial awareness, especially in the field of healthcare and life sciences.”


Why patent attorneys love 911s
(District Court 17 O 1324/17)

Some of us patent attorneys are also car aficionados. It is claimed that one or the other patent attorney has a 911 Porsche in the garage. The enthusiasm for the 911 may be due to the absolutely unique design. This design has now become the subject matter of a copyright dispute (17 O 1324/17) before the district court of Stuttgart. Read more


T2563/11 –
EPO Decision by the Technical Board of Appeal 3.3.1

As you will know the issue of double patenting is not codified expressis verbis in the EPC. Some case law has dealt with this though (G 1/05 and G 1/06). Read more


Lionel Andrés Messi Wins
Lionel Andrés Messi wins at the General Court of the European Union (EGC) and succeeds in getting his trademark M.E.S.S.I registered. Filed in 2011 a third party owning an older trademark „MASSI““ had objected against the registration. The „soccer player’s fame counteracts the visual and phonetic similarities“. Read more


CH KILGER wins 2017 legal awards from LAWYER MONTHLY as Patent Law Firm of the Year in Germany.



Compulsory licenses are really very rare! The German Federal Court of Justice (BGH) has now upheld the decision by the German Federal Patent Court (BPatG) granting Merck a license to Shionogi’s patent EP 1 422 218 B1 covering the HIV drug “Isentress”, as sold by Merck. Read more


The “Frankurter Allgemeine Zeitung” was the first to report that the President of the Federal Republic of Germany has agreed to suspend the Presidential signature required for formal ratification of the UPC Agreement until the German Federal Constitutional Court has reached a decision concerning the ongoing expedited proceedings relating to the implemenation of the UPC (2 BVR 739/17). Read more