Dipl.-Ing. Christian Meisinger

German Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney, Representative before the Unified Patent Court (UPC)

meisinger@grunecker.de     S/MIME

+49 (0) 89 21 23 50

Office: Munich

Languages: German, English


Christian Meisinger primarily handles patent law cases in mechanical engineering. In addition to drafting complex patent applications, his daily tasks include the professional and efficient management of patent grant and validity proceedings (opposition, nullity, cancellation) before the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA), the European Patent Office (EPO), the German Federal Patent Court (BPatG), and the Unified Patent Court (UPC).

He also specialises in enforcing patents and utility models before German patent courts and the UPC.

After over 20 years at Grünecker, Christian has extensive experience in intellectual property law in Germany and Europe. He maintains a vast transnational network of professional colleagues with whom he regularly works for international patent families.

Christian worked for many years on behalf of the Chamber of Patent Attorneys as a supervisor of the working group of patent attorney candidates in Munich. In his work as a lecturer for the FORUM Institut für Management GmbH, he has led numerous seminars on patent law topics.


  • Patent Law
  • Patent Infringement
  • Utility Model Law

Technical Fields

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Manufacturing and Packaging Systems
  • Plastics Processing


  • Technical University of Munich: Degree in mechanical engineering, 2000
  • Distance Learning University of Hagen: Law for Patent Attorneys, 2003
  • European Patent Attorney, 2006
  • European Trademark and Design Attorney, 2007
  • German Patent Attorney, 2007
  • Partner at Grünecker, since 2012
  • Representative before the Unified Patent Court (UPC), 2023

Seminars & Lectures

The Guide to EPO Formalities
Amsterdam, NL, 2016, 2017, 2018

EPO Training Course I
Munich, DE, 2017

EPO Training Course II
Munich, DE, 2017, 2018

UPC Seminar
Osaka/Tokyo, JP, 2013, 2017

“Current developments in European patent law”
Heidelberg PAFA Forum, Heidelberg, DE, 2018

Awards & Rankings

Core Attorney – Patent Law – Litigation (Tier 2)
“(…), Christian Meisinger (mechanical engineering) (…) are part of the core team.”, Legal500, 2023