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Matthias Waters

Patent Attorney | European Patent Attorney
UPC Representative

Partner since 2018

Bleichstrasse 14
D-40211 Duesseldorf

Phone +49 211 90490-0
Fax +49 211 90490-49


Detailed profile

Matthias Waters is a patent attorney at COHAUSZ & FLORACK and advises national and international companies and start-ups in the IT and mobile phone communications in all areas of intellectual property rights. Clients benefit from his high technical expertise, analytical skills and goal-oriented approach.

A particular focus lies in advising and representing his clients in patent application proceedings in complex technology areas and the international coordination of such proceedings. In addition, he has represented the interests of well-known mobile communications and IT companies in many patent infringement disputes – often concerning standard essential patents (SEPs) – and successfully supported them in the enforcement of their valuable intellectual property rights both in and out of court.

During his studies of electrical engineering and information technology at RWTH Aachen, Germany with a stay at the Technical University Chalmers in Gothenburg, Sweden, he gained a great deal of practical experience in communications engineering, circuit design and microsystems technology. After completing his studies and several stays abroad, including in the USA and Mexico, he began his training in intellectual property rights at COHAUSZ & FLORACK. In 2013 he was admitted as a German patent attorney and as a representative before the European Patent Office and became a patent attorney at COHAUSZ & FLORACK. He has been a partner in the firm since 2018.

Matthias Waters speaks German and English.


  • Legal 500 EMEA 2024
  • Legal 500 Deutschland 2024
  • JUVE Patent 2023
    “very thorough and responsive” (client); “brilliant” (competitor; all patent attorneys)
  • Best Lawyers 2024
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2023
    "Very competent and always helpful."
  • Legal 500 Deutschland 2023
  • JUVE Patent 2022 - Ones to watch list
    "very good, one to watch” (client)
  • Best Lawyers 2023
  • Best Lawyers 2022
  • Best Lawyers 2021
  • The legal 500 Deutschland und EMEA 2019
    technical skills and solution-oriented approach'