Dr. Rudolf Reichold

Managing Director of the Firm

European Patent Attorney
European Trademark and Design Attorney
UPC Representative



Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Study of physics, 1998-2003; Dipl.-Phys.
Doctoral study at the Chair of BioMolecular Optics of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, 2004-2008; Dr. rer. nat.


German Patent and Trademark Office, German Federal Patent Court, German Federal Court of Justice, European Patent Office, EUIPO, and WIPO

Fields of practice

• Telecommunication, cellular networks, audio coding, computer / software engineering, information technology, microelectronics
• Physics, in particular in the areas of semiconductor physics, optics, and biophysics
• Mechanical engineering, particularly in the areas of automotive, tooling, medical engineering and musical instruments

Rudolf specializes in patent litigation and prosecution and works across a broad range of technical fields, including electronics, network communications, and mechanics. He has been working in the IP field since 2009.

Over the years, patent litigation has become a more and more important part of Rudolf’s professional life. He participates in infringement proceedings before German District Courts and German Courts of Appeal and handles nullity proceedings before the German Federal Patent Court and the German Federal Court of Justice. Rudolf’s areas of practice also comprise opinion work and oral proceedings relating to examination, oppositions and appeals, both before the German Patent and Trademark Office and the European Patent Office, as well as patent drafting and prosecution.

Rudolf deals primarily with technologies in the electrical, computer, and mechanical fields. He has acquired extensive experience in handling cases relating to telecommunications, wireless communications (5G, LTE, UMTS, GSM/GPRS, WiFi, Bluetooth), speech coding (AMR-WB, EVS), semiconductor memory architectures, medical devices and the automotive field.

Rudolf volunteers his time to serve the interests of his profession. He serves as reporter of the Committee of the German Chamber of Patent Attorneys for Digital Technologies. He is also a member of the FICPI Commission d’Étude et de Travail (CET) 6 "Software, High-tech & Computer Related Issues".


Rudolf is recommended by JUVE Patent: "can explain complex technical matters very well", competitor (2022/2023)


• V. Schultheis, R. Reichold, B. Schropp, P. Tavan: “A polarizable force field for computing the infrared spectra of the polypeptide backbone”, J. Chem. Phys. B 112, 12217 - 12230 (2008)
• M. Lingenheil, R. Denschlag, R. Reichold, P. Tavan: “The ‘hot-solvent/cold-solute’ problem revisited”, J. Chem. Theory Comput. 4, 1293 - 1306 (2008)
• S. A. Cadamuro, R. Reichold, U. Kusebauch, H.-J. Musiol, C. Renner, P. Tavan, L. Moroder: “Conformational properties of 4‐mercaptoproline and related derivatives”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 47, 2143 - 2146 (2008)

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