Dr. Peter Miltényi

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

miltenyi@grunecker.de     S/MIME

+49 (0) 89 21 23 50

Office: Munich

Languages: German, English, Spanish


Peter Miltenyi specialises in patent law, focusing on physics, mechanical engineering, and medical technology, particularly at the interface with software and automation.

His clientele comprises international corporations, predominantly from the USA, European SMEs and startups. He assists the latter in achieving successful business expansions and profitable acquisitions.

Peter has acquired extensive expertise through years of involvement in opposition and appeal proceedings at the European and German Patent Offices. This encompasses associated patent infringement litigations before German courts and the management of IP portfolios abroad.

He is a member of FICPI, DPG, and COAPI (Colegio Oficial de Agentes de la Propiedad Industrial).


  • Patent Law
  • Patent Infringement

Technical fields

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Optics
  • Software


  • University of Kent, Canterbury, UK: 1992-1993
  • Philipps University Marburg: Diploma in Physics, 1996
  • RWTH Aachen University: Doctorate in Physics, 2000
  • Friedich Wilhelm Prize for outstanding doctorate at RWTH Aachen University, 2005
  • Patent Attorney, 2004
  • European Patent Attorney, 2004
  • Spanish Patent Attorney, 2009
  • Partner at Grünecker, since 2009
  • Representative before the Unified Patent Court (UPC), 2023

Awards & Rankings

Core Attorney – Prosecution and official Proceedings (Tier 1)
“Key figures in the team include (…) Peter Miltényi (physics and software) (…).” Legal500, 2023

Silver – Germany – Individuals – Prosecution and Nullity
„Peter Miltényi and Thomas Eickelkamp all have backgrounds in physics and offer advice across a wide array of technical areas.“ / „Miltényi works on all aspects of the patent prosecution in the fields of physics and software, offering strategic filing tailored to his clientele’s business objectives.“, IAM 1000, 2023