Reinhard Knauer

Gregory Rosenthal

Reinhard Knauer is a senior partner at Grünecker. He has worked as a patent attorney in Europe, and Germany specifically, for nearly three decades, and many of the patents he has worked on have corresponding U.S. family members. He has litigated patents in Germany that were originally drafted and filed in the United States. Based on his extensive experience, he has a deep understanding of the differences between EPC, German, and U.S. patent law.


Posts by Reinhard Knauer


Building High-Quality Patent Portfolios in the United States and Europe: Part III – Examiner Interviews

In Part I of this series we discussed how patent portfolio managers should be careful when generating company-owned prior art or reviewing competitor prior art, and how …

Building High-Quality Patent Portfolios in the United States and Europe: Part II – Software Patents

In Part I of this series, we discussed how patent portfolio managers should be careful when generating company-owned prior art or reviewing competitor prior art, and how …

Building High-Quality Patent Portfolios in the United States and Europe: Part I – Intervening Prior Art

One ingredient that distinguishes a good patent portfolio from a great patent portfolio can be the synergistic strength of its U.S. and European patent family members. …