Dr. Stefan Kolenda

European Patent Attorney

kolenda@grunecker.de     S/MIME

+49 (0) 89 21 23 50

Office: Munich

Languages: German, English


Stefan Kolenda represents his clients primarily in patent matters, particularly battery, circuit, and sensor technology. He also has expertise in communications engineering and signal processing.

His daily tasks include drafting complex patent applications and professionally managing patent grant proceedings before the German and European Patent Offices. Additionally, he focuses on the prosecution and defence of so-called Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) in the telecommunications field. Another aspect of his work involves preparing expert opinions for freedom-to-operate analyses.

Stefan completed his physics studies at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, where he also earned his doctoral thesis. His doctoral research concentrated on producing metallic nanostructures and investigating the interaction of superconductivity and ferromagnetism at extremely low temperatures. In 2018, he began training as a European Patent Attorney at Grünecker.

Stefan is a member of EPI and DPG.


  • Patent Law

Technical fields

  • Battery Technology
  • Circuit Technology
  • Communications Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Sensor Technology
  • Telecommunications


  • Studied physics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Diploma in 2013
  • Institute of Nanotechnology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, PhD in Physics on the topic “Spin and Heat Transport in Nanoscale Superconductor Hybrid Structures”, 2017
  • European Patent Attorney, 2023