Udo W. Altenburg


Patent litigation and prosecution. Udo Altenburg has represented national and international clients in many opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office since its early days in 1978, working in close cooperation with the attorneys-at-law of the firm who represent clients in parallel infringement cases. He has decades of experience in preparing and coordinating extensive multinational proceedings with multilingual, interdisciplinary teams, particularly in the US.

Udo Altenburg’s technical focus ranges from medical devices (e.g. stents, catheters, dialyzers) and measurement technologies to spectroscopy, photogrammetry and NMR imaging, as well as many other areas of physics. He also focuses on traditional mechanical engineering (rolling mill technology, automotive technology) and consumer goods such as sports equipment.

Asia, particularly Japan, China and South Korea, is of particular interest to Udo Altenburg, whose extensive knowledge of and contacts in these countries have enabled him to successfully expand the firm’s Asian client base.

As co-founder of the firm, who was also its managing partner for many years, Udo Altenburg was instrumental in bringing together patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law in one law firm.


German and European Patent Attorney, Of Counsel

Bureau: Munich

Langues: German, English, French

+49 89 928 05-154


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Licensed to practice as a European Patent Attorney

1977 - aujourd'hui

Co-founder and partner of BARDEHLE PAGENBERG

1974 - 1977

Established his own patent law firm


Admitted to the German Bar of Patent Attorneys

1971 - 1974

Trainee at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition Law, Munich, Germany, and at the patent law firms Plasseraud, Paris, France, and Brown, Beveridge, de Grandi & Kline, Washington DC

1969 - 1971

Trainee patent attorney at the patent law firm Görtz, Frankfurt, Germany and Studies of law at the Universities of Würzburg and Frankfurt, Germany


Physicist at Volkswagenwerk AG, Wolfsburg, Germany


Studies of law at the Universities of Würzburg and Frankfurt, Germany

1961 - 1967

Studies of physics at the Universities of Hanover and Stuttgart, Germany (Dipl-Phys.) (Max Planck Institute for Metal Physics, Stuttgart, Germany)