BARDEHLE PAGENBERG appoints a new partner and two counsel

Press release dated January 31, 2024

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG is delighted about the development of young talent in its team of patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law and, at the beginning of the new year, appoints one former associate as partner and two associates as counsel.

Johannes Lang, new Managing Partner at BARDEHLE PAGENBERG as of the beginning of the year, appreciates the outstanding commitment of the three attorneys: “Thanks to their professional excellence, passion, and enthusiasm, Dr. Nikolaus Buchheim, Anita Peter, and Dr. Martin Drews have developed to become fundamental pillars of our impressive team. We acknowledge this development by appointing them partner and counsel, thus continuing our constant growth from within our own ranks.”

Dr. Christof Karl, the firm’s new Co-Managing Partner since January, adds: “These appointments underline the successful development of talented professionals in our firm. They strengthen the position of BARDEHLE PAGENBERG as one of the leading law firms in intellectual property law.”

Nikolaus W. Buchheim, Dr. rer. nat., MSc ETH Physics
German and European Patent Attorney, UPC Representative, Partner*, Munich Office

Dr. Nikolaus Buchheim graduated with distinction from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and received his PhD degree from the Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics for experimental research carried out on molecular quantum gases.

Before joining the BARDEHLE PAGENBERG team he worked as an R&D project manager at Siemens AG, developing superconducting propulsion systems for electric aircraft.
Being an expert in various fields of technology, Nikolaus’ practice focuses on drafting and prosecuting patent applications, patent enforcement and providing expert advice on issues such as freedom-to-operate analyses, license agreements, competitor monitoring and employee inventions.

Anita Peter, LL.M.
Attorney-at-Law (Rechtsanwältin), LL.M., UPC Representative, Counsel, Hamburg Office

As an attorney-at-law, Anita Peter specializes in patent infringement proceedings before German courts and the Unified Patent Court. She advises national and international clients in mostly complex, transnational disputes, including SEP-related disputes, and coordinates parallel validity proceedings. 

Anita Peter has experience with various technologies and advises clients from industries such as telecommunications, consumer electronics, automotive, medical technology, and solar technology.

Having previously been based in Munich, Anita Peter now works at the newly established Hamburg office.

Martin Drews, Dr. jur.
Attorney-at-law (Rechtsanwalt), UPC Representative, Counsel, Munich Office

Dr. Martin Drews is an attorney-at-law who specializes in national and cross-border patent litigation. He represents clients in complex patent infringement and nullity proceedings before the Unified Patent Court, German courts as well as in opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent and Trademark Office. His main areas of expertise are biotechnology, medical technology, and telecommunications.

Martin Drews has vast knowledge of German and European research and innovation systems, which he gained as a ministerial official at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, personal adviser to a Parliamentary State Secretary, as well as research policy officer of one of the largest parliamentary groups of the German Bundestag.


For further information on the international team of attorneys-at-law and patent attorneys of BARDEHLE PAGENBERG, please visit our team overview.



Nikolaus W. Buchheim
German and European Patent Attorney, UPC Representative, Partner*

Nikolaus W. Buchheim

Anita Peter
Attorney-at-Law (Rechtsanwältin), LL.M., UPC Representative, Counsel

Anita Peter

Martin Drews
Attorney-at-law (Rechtsanwalt), UPC Representative, Counsel

Martin Drews