Dr. Moritz Höffe, LL.M.

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

hoeffe@grunecker.de     S/MIME

+49 (0) 89 21 23 50

Office: Munich

Languages: German, English, French


Moritz Höffe’s practice focuses on advising and representing clients in patent litigation and patent granting proceedings. He regularly appears before the European Patent Office, its Boards of Appeal, the German Patent and Trademark Office, the German Federal Patent Court, the German Federal Court of Justice, and the civil courts in patent infringement proceedings. Moreover, Moritz is frequently engaged in cross-border proceedings.

He conducts grant, opposition, and nullity proceedings and advises on licensing and employee inventions law.

His technical expertise covers the fields of physics, software, computer-implemented inventions, medical technology, and mechanical engineering.

Moritz successfully represents major international corporations, medium-sized companies, and start-ups. His many years of experience and extensive technical expertise make him a sought-after advisor for his clients.

Moritz is a member of FICPI, GRUR, and the DPG.


  • Patent Law
  • Patent Infringement

Technical fields

  • Physics
  • Software, IT
  • Computer Technology
  • Medical Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering


  • Studied physics and mathematics at the Universities of Fribourg (Switzerland) and Tübingen, Diploma in Physics, 1997
  • University of Tübingen, Doctorate in physics, 2001
  • German Patent Attorney, 2005
  • European Patent Attorney, 2005
  • European Trademark and Design Attorney, 2005
  • Partner at Grünecker, since 2009
  • University of Hagen, Master of Laws (LL.M.), 2014
  • UPC Representative, 2023

Auszeichnungen & Rankings

Leading; Best IP Agencies for Patent Prosecution – Germany, Leaders League, 2023

Recommended; Patent Filing – Germany
Leading; Patent litigation – Germany
“solid work, very sound expertise” / “To mitigate the fact that the lawyer team is not as big as others in the market, the firm relies on the extensive litigation experience of some of its patent attorneys, such as Moritz Höffe, which the firm trains internally as UPC litigators.”, JUVE, 2023/2024

Silver – Germany – Individuals – Prosecution and Nullity Recommended; European Patent Office “Höffe is very professional in all aspects of his work. He displays a remarkable level of competence and the control of his work is exceedingly high. The level of preparation he brings to oral proceedings is also admirable. His performance is extremely satisfactory and very pleasing to the client.”, IAM 1000, 2023

Core Attorney – Prosecution and official Proceedings (Tier 1); Litigation (Tier 2)
“The key figures in the team include (…) Moritz Höffe (physics and software).” / “Moritz Höffe is an outstanding patent attorney with lightning-fast comprehension and a great deal of expertise.”, Legal500, 2023

“Moritz Höffe (physics, software) (…) are part of the core of the team” / “Moritz Höffe and Thomas Kronberger have sound judgment, a deep understanding of technical facts and the ability to communicate difficult concepts clearly.”, Legal500, 2023

“Moritz Höffe is a very knowledgeable patent attorney at Grünecker who works very professionally and supports my company with timely reports, good analysis and timely responses to office actions and adds great value in discussions.”, Legal500, 2023