Dr. Ulrich Blumenröder, LL.M.

Admitted to the Bar, Representative before the Unified Patent Court (UPC)

blumenroeder@grunecker.de     S/MIME

+49 (0) 89 21 23 50

Office: Munich

Languages: German, English


Ulrich Blumenröder has been representing both large international and medium-sized companies in patent infringement proceedings for numerous years. His primary focus is multinational disputes requiring coordination of validity and infringement proceedings across multiple countries.

Benefiting from his extensive experience, Ulrich adeptly aligns his clients’ legal and commercial interests. He also provides guidance in settlement discussions and actively participates in mediation and arbitration proceedings in Germany and abroad.

Ulrich has been familiar with the Unified Patent Court since 2012 due to regular teaching activities. Since the UPC Agreement came into force on June 1, 2023, he has represented clients before the new court.

Many of the cases Ulrich manages involve numerous patents concurrently, such as SEP proceedings.


  • Patent Infringement
  • Competition Law
  • Technology Transfer & Licensing


  • Study of law at the Universities of Passau and Cologne, first state examination 1987
  • Legal clerkship at the Berlin Court of Appeal, second state examination 1991
  • LL.M. Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania, 1992
  • Attorney-at-Law with Grünecker, since 1992
  • Partner at Grünecker, since 1995
  • Admission as a Representative before the Unified Patent Court, 2023
  • President of the Patent Court Working Group until 2023

Publications & Lectures

“The transfer of the patent”
Götting, Meyer, Vormbrock, Intellectual Property Law, 2020

“The expert witness in patent infringement proceedings,”
Festschrift for Kühnen, 2024

Regular lectures, in particular at Akademie Heidelberger on the UPC
2012 until today

Awards & Rankings

Core Attorney – Patent Law; Attorneys-at-Law – Litigation (Tier 3)
“Ulrich Blumenröder: Extremely experienced and confident. Together with Mr. Ochs, he forms a very good team with whom we feel we are in really good hands.” / “Ulrich Blumenröder and Sebastian Ochs navigate confidently through infringement and nullity proceedings and combine their expertise with a great understanding of our business model.”, Legal500, 2023

Silver – Germany – Individuals – Infringement
“Ulrich wins the trust of his clientele. He prioritises maintaining long-term, multi-year relationships. He is incredibly experienced and is very reliable. His expertise is broad ranging, and he is highly competent.”, IAM 1000, 2023

Trademark Star; Patent Star – Germany, IP Stars, 2023

Excellent; Patent and Litigation team, JUVE, 2023/2024

Excellent; Best Law Firms for Patent Litigation – Germany, Leaders League, 2023

Recommended; IP – Patents – Germany, Who’s Who Legal, 2024

Leading Attorney-at-law in his field, Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers, edition 2024