Dr. Olivia Nemethova, LL.M.

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

nemethova@grunecker.de     S/MIME

+49 (0) 89 21 23 50

Office: Munich

Languages: German, English, French, Slowakian, Spanish


Olivia Nemethova’s practice is centred on patent prosecution and infringement proceedings in electrical engineering and information technology.

Her expertise encompasses various areas, including mobile communications, networks and protocols, robotics, signal processing, audio and video coding, software, artificial intelligence, and quantum computing.

Olivia regularly represents clients in patent litigation and has extensive experience in both prosecuting and litigating standard-essential patents, as well as providing strategic advice on patent portfolio management. She draws upon her work experience as a delegate in the 3GPP RAN2 standardisation committee and as a patent portfolio manager in a large company.

She manages grant procedures worldwide and enjoys working with the relevant international patent attorneys. Olivia frequently speaks on topics such as software patents and artificial intelligence.

Olivia is a member of IEEE.


  • Patent Law
  • Patent Infringement
  • Trademark Law

Technical Fields

  • Electrical engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Mobile radio
  • Networks and protocols
  • Signal processing
  • Audio and video coding
  • Software
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Robotics
  • Quantum computing


  • Study of electrical engineering and computer science at the TU Bratislava, diploma in 2001
  • Studied communications engineering at the TU Vienna, doctorate in 2007
  • European Patent Attorney, 2011
  • Studied European intellectual property rights at the FernUni Hagen, diploma in 2013
  • Licensed patent attorney, 2014
  • European Trademark and Design Attorney, 2014
  • Partner at Grünecker, since 2017
  • Representative before the Unified Patent Court (UPC), 2023


“IoT, connectivity and SEPs” in the book “Winning with IP: Managing Intellectual Property Today”
S. Ochs, O. Nemethova, Novaro publishing, 2022, ISBN: 978-1-7398640-2-6

“Data protection through patent law? Protection for the direct product of a process”
O. Nemethova, M. Peters , InTeR 2019, 59-64

“Patent as effective protection for software products”
O. Nemethova, M. Peters, InTeR 2018, 67-72

“Can Diagnostic Data Be Protected as a “Direct Product” of a Process?”
F.J.Zimmer, O. Nemethova, A. Kayser, Biotechnology Law Report 36(2):53-57, April 2017

“Safe Harbor für Piraten? Is the viral effect suitable for defense in copyright and patent infringement proceedings?”, Oldenburg Conference Proceedings: Smart World – Smart Law? Global Networks with Regional Regulation
O. Nemethova, M. Peters, Conference Proceedings DSRI Autumn Academy 2016, ISBN-13 978-3-95599-036-7

Awards & Rankings

Patent Lawyer of the Year – Germany – Women In Law Awards – Lawyer Monthly, 2023