Dr. Guido Birk

European Patent Attorney

birk@grunecker.de     S/MIME

+49 (0) 89 21 23 50

Office: Munich

Languages: German, English


Guido Birk specialises in patent law, focusing on technical fields such as communications technology, video coding, semiconductor technology, computer science and optics.

He has extensive experience in preparing patent applications, leading patent applications to patents, and defending patents already granted. He is also experienced in conducting opposition proceedings against patents.

In addition, Guido advises on due diligence, particularly in automation technologies, and develops general strategies for intellectual property protection in Germany and abroad.


  • Ruhr University Bochum: Diploma in physics, 1989
  • Doctorate in physics, 1993
  • Humboldt Fellow at the University of Toronto, 1998/99
  • Habilitation at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, 2002


  • Patent Law
  • Due Diligence

Technical fields

  • Communication Technology
  • Video Coding
  • Semiconductors
  • Computer Science
  • Optics