Dipl.-Ing. Ulf Stepanek

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

stepanek@grunecker.de     S/MIME

+49 (0) 89 21 23 50

Office: Munich

Languages: German, English


Ulf Stepanek’s practice focuses on advising on and conducting German and European patent grant proceedings, particularly in mechanical engineering and automotive technology, to obtain technical property rights.

As a long-standing representative of globally active applicants, he has extensive experience in electromobility, cable harnesses and connectors. These include, in particular, wiring harness systems, wiring harness production, vehicle circuit structures, battery modules, voltage detection and monitoring, lever connectors, busbar modules, electrical distribution boxes, crimp connections, vehicle lighting devices and head-up display devices.

Ulf is a member of EPI (Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office).


  • Patent Law

Technical fields

  • Automotive Industry
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Industry
  • Plastics Industry
  • Production Industry
  • Research & Development


  • Studied in Berlin, Wildau and Munich, Diploma in Automotive Engineering, 2006
  • European Patent Attorney, 2016
  • Distance-learning University in Hagen, Law for Patent Attorneys, 2014
  • Representative before the Unified Patent Court (UPC), 2023