Dipl. Ing. Univ. Dietmar Kuhl

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

kuhl@grunecker.de     S/MIME

+49 (0) 89 21 23 50

Office: Munich

Languages: German, English


Based on his technical training and expertise, Dietmar Kuhl primarily advises clients in the fields of electrical engineering, information technology, and medical technology. He also provides guidance to companies that offer products and services in the fields of e-mobility, automated learning, IoT, semiconductor manufacturing and circuits, vehicle electronics, and control systems.

Whether start-ups, universities, medium-sized companies, or global market leaders, they all benefit from Dietmar’s many years of experience in the strategic development of intellectual property rights and the expansion of corresponding portfolios. Dietmar’s expertise also extends to license and employee invention law issues.

On behalf of his clients, he frequently evaluates intellectual property rights regarding infringement and legal validity and prepares the necessary expert opinions. A further focus of his advisory work is the enforcement of intellectual property rights before the competent litigation chambers of the civil courts, the filing of oppositions and nullity actions against intellectual property rights at the German Patent and Trademark Office, the Federal Patent Court and the European Patent Office and its Boards of Appeal.

Dietmar is a member of GRUR, FICPI, AIPPI.


  • Patent Law
  • Patent Infringement

Technical Fields

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Circuit Technology
  • Mobile Communications
  • Information Technology
  • Battery Technology
  • Telecommunication
  • Expert opinions


  • Studied electrical engineering at FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, graduated in 1983-1990
  • Scholarship holder DAAD University of Colorado, Boulder, 1988-1989
  • Trained as a patent attorney with Grünecker, 1990-1993
  • Admission as German Patent Attorney, 1993
  • European Patent Attorney, 1994
  • European Trademark and Design Attorney, 1996
  • Partner at Grünecker, since 1996
  • Representative before the Unified Patent Court (UPC), 2023

Awards & Rankings

Core Attorney – Prosecution and official Proceedings (Tier 1)
“The key figures in the team include Dietmar Kuhl (electrical engineering, computers, software, telecommunications, among others) (…).” Legal500, 2023