KLUNKER IP, according to German standards a medium-sized patent law firm, is based in Munich,the seat of the German Patent and Trademark Office, the European Patent Office, and a Central and Local Division of the future Unified Patent Court.

Our namesake, Dr. Frieder Klunker entered the practice of patent law in the seventies and has been one of the founders of the KSNH patent law firm in the year of 1985. Once again in early 2017, Dr. Klunker together with his fellow partners Jochen Höhfeld, Dr. Volker Metzler, Dr. Achim Vierheilig, and Michael F. P. Müller established a committed and vivid patent law firm, KLUNKER IP, and gathered other like-minded, experienced scientists and engineers dedicated to provide custom-tailored intellectual property solutions to innovators.

At KLUNKER IP we are not only patent attorneys, but still engineers and scientists who recognize the need to protect the work in which researching and developing companies are immersed.

At KLUNKER IP we add to our passion for IP sound legal counsel and deep interest in and knowledge of our clients’ technology and business in order to resolve legal challenges. We care about the success of our clients and the long lasting relationships forged through successes and the quality of our services


At KLUNKER IP we equally serve domestic and foreign clients as well as large corporations and SMEs. As our primary practice relates to German and European IP matters, we are also experienced in handling any type of worldwide IP issue through our network of reliable foreign colleagues.

We support our clients in drafting, filing, prosecuting, and administrating any kind of intellectual property right, such as patents, utility models, semi-conductor topographies, industrial designs, and trademarks. Beside pre-grant issues like prosecution, we provide sound legal advices also in post-grant matters, particularly bi-party proceedings such as opposition, invalidation and litigation. Likewise, our client's licensing and unfair competition and antitrust matters are also in good hands with us

All that is delivered with utmost professional care, engagement and enthusiasm for our client's needs and technology.