We are COHAUSZ & FLORACK. Nice to meet you!

A wide array of personalities work at COHAUSZ & FLORACK. What do we all have in common? A passion for technology and a desire for good ideas. Get to know us!

Our expertise

Position your company in a technologically and economically smart way – and secure your competitive edge! We’ll support you. We’d be delighted to advise you on all IP strategy issues. We’ll make sure that your intellectual property is used in a way that adds real business value to your company.


Our team members are all engineers and scientists with vast expertise in a broad range of technical fields, and some have been working as researchers for many years. What they all have in common: attention to detail.

attorneys & teams

A wide range of technical and scientific disciplines come together at COHAUSZ & FLORACK, which is an ideal prerequisite for successful, cross-disciplinary collaboration. All patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law are specialists in their respective fields and have comprehensive know-how in all manner of legal issues, particularly in the area of intellectual property rights. Incidentally, it is part of the firm’s tradition that we train our own young talent. Many of our attorneys have already been in our team for decades.

Partner of the law firm

22 partners, 22 experienced personalities: All partners at COHAUSZ & FLORACK will do what it takes to protect intellectual property rights and will support you in establishing your brand and innovation strategy.

Patent attorneys

Our currently 31 patent attorneys feel more than confident in all relevant specialist areas: from mechanical engineering or electrical and process engineering to physics, chemistry, pharmaceutics, and biochemistry. And in our firm, interdisciplinary cooperation is a matter of course


COHAUSZ & FLORACK currently has five attorneys who deal exclusively with all issues relating to industrial property rights and will be at your side to advise and assist you. You can rely on a strong team with strong expertise!

Our ideas

What’s happening in the world of innovation? What developments is the COHAUSZ & FLORACK team involved with? And which rulings will influence the legal practice of tomorrow? We’ll keep you informed!

Our podcasts

Our judgments

Our awards

Wirtschaftswoche TOP Kanzlei 2022

COHAUSZ & FLORACK is again recommended by the Wirtschaftswoche for the area of patent law.

Special mentioned: Dr. Arwed Burrichter and Dr. Christoph Walke

JUVE Patent Ranking 2022

“In impressive fashion, Cohausz & Florack demonstrated its place as one of the market’s leading patent attorney firms, both for patent prosecution and litigation. Its activity in numerous high-stakes suits in the life sciences and telecoms sectors stands out. Christoph Walke’s team remains highly visible on the side of SEP holders. Patent owners from the telecoms sector entrust the team with new and sometimes extensive series of proceedings against implementers. For instance, after the first wave of connected cars disputes – where Cohausz & Florack litigated for Nokia and Sharp against Daimler – the firm was again active in the second wave of suits, for IP Bridge against Ford. For Nokia, the firm is also conducting a large series of proceedings against Oppo over mobile communications patents. Due to the huge scale of activity, the SEP holders always hire other patent attorney firms for the technical aspects of the suit, alongside Cohausz & Florack."

Special mentioned:Gottfried SchüllArwed Burrichter, Philipe Walter,Christoph WalkeNatalie Kirchhofer und Matthias Waters (Ones to watch)

Litigation: Patent Attorneys: Tier 1

JUVE Handbuch 2022/2023: Trademark and competition law

"The mixed IP firm with a focus on patent law also advises many clients on trademark law and has thus also established itself in soft IP. C&F is known primarily for its work in formal trademark law, with a focus on trademark administration, including opposition proceedings and strategic advice. There is also close integration with the strong patents practice. Clients such as LG, Bugatti and Harley-Davidson have long remained loyal to the firm in soft IP. An internal partner appointment recently showed how well the area is developing."

Special mentioned: Rebekka Schiffer

Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year - Germany

Cohausz & Florack has been named “Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year” for Germany at the Global IP Awards 2022. The awards are presented regularly to recognize the outstanding achievements of law firms in the fields of litigation, prosecution, and transactions.

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