Jens C. Koch

German Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney, European Trademark and Design Attorney, Representative before the Unified Patent Court (UPC)     S/MIME

+49 (0) 89 21 23 50

Office: Munich

Languages: German, English, French


Jens Christian Koch’s practice focuses on patent law, particularly in mechanical engineering, automotive technology, marine technology, aviation and civil engineering.

He has represented leading companies worldwide for decades, with a focus on Japan. Jens is regularly involved in complex opposition, nullity and patent infringement proceedings. He regularly appears before the Boards of Appeal, the Federal Patent Court, the Federal Supreme Court (BGH) and the Patent Litigation Chambers.

As a long-standing advisor to leading patent applicants worldwide, he has extensive experience in portfolio management, inventor law issues and strategies for obtaining efficient cross-border patent protection.

Jens regularly gives lectures on patent law in Germany and Europe and maintains an extensive international network of professional colleagues, particularly in Japan, with whom he regularly collaborates.Member of FICPI, GRUR.


  • Patent Infringement

Technical fields

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Construction Engineering


  • Technical University of Munich, Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, 1990
  • University of Pennsylvania, USA, Master of Science, 1991
  • Mastère de L’Ecole Nationale Supérieure du Pétrole et des Moteurs, Frankreich, 1991
  • Partner at Grünecker, since 2001
  • UPC Representative, 2023

Awards & Rankings

Core Attorney – Prosecution and official Proceedings (Tier 1); Litigation (Tier 2)
“The key figures in the team include (…) Jens Koch (mechanical engineering, automotive engineering, civil engineering).” / “(…) Jens Koch (mechanical engineering, automotive engineering, civil engineering), are part of the core of the team.”, Legal500, 2023

Bronze – Germany – Individuals – Prosecution and Nullity
„Jens Koch has been polishing off sophisticated filings since 1996. His precision prosecution makes him an attorney of choice for players in automotive and civil engineering.“, IAM 1000, 2023

Recommended; Patent Filing – Germany
“solid work, very sound technical expertise”, JUVE 2023