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Dr. rer. nat. (USA) Arwed Burrichter

Avocat spécialisé en propriété intellectuelle

Associé depuis 2002

Bleichstraße 14
D-40211 Düsseldorf

Téléphone +49 211 90490-0
Fax +49 211 90490-49


Profil complet

En tant que conseil en brevets et associé chez COHAUSZ & FLORACK, Dr. Arwed Burrichter conseille des entreprises de premier plan qui travaillent à l’international dans le secteur de la chimie et des sciences de la vie. Titulaire d’un doctorat en chimie, il s’occupe de brevets et licences dans les domaines de la chimie et des sciences de la vie, de la chimie pharmaceutique, de la chimie des polymères et de la biochimie et il conseille les clientes et clients sur la composition de leur portefeuille. Arwed Burrichter dispose d’une grande expertise et d’une longue expérience en matière de contrefaçon de brevets, de procédures en nullité et d’opposition, de protection de modèles d’utilité et de gestion de portefeuilles de marques. Il est en outre auteur et conférencier en droit des brevets dans les domaines de la chimie et de la pharmaceutique.

Après ses études de chimie à Bonn et Los Angeles, Arwed Burrichter a obtenu son doctorat en 1997 auprès du prix Nobel George A. Olah à l’Université de Californie du sud à Los Angeles, dans le domaine de la chimie des hydrocarbures. Après sa formation de conseil en brevets, il a travaillé six mois au sein du IP Litigation Practice Group de Fish & Neave LLP à New York, où il a accumulé de l’expérience dans le droit américain des brevets. Il est agréé auprès de l’Office européen des brevets en tant que conseil en brevets allemand depuis 2000 et en tant que mandataire depuis 2002.

Arwed Burrichter parle allemand, anglais et français.


  • Legal 500 EMEA 2024
  • Chambers Europe 2024
    "He has a very broad strategic view and a lot of experience in front of the authorities. He can assess well which arguments are most likely to promise success." "Arwed Burrichter has a great wealth of experience."
  • Chambers Global 2024
  • Legal 500 Deutschland 2024
  • JUVE Patent 2023
    “straightforward and accurate”, (competitor)
  • Best Lawyers 2024
  • IAM Patent 1000 2023
    “Arwed Burrichter has a deep knowledge of his clients’ businesses. His advice is grounded in a trusting relationship and a good understanding of their business objectives and expectations. He is a good communicator, a smart arguer and efficient in patent prosecution and oppositions. He has a remarkable aptitude for managing large and complex files.”
  • Patent Star 2023 (IP Stars)
  • Leaders League 2023
    (...) highly recommended for patent prosecution (…)
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2023
    "Outstanding patent attorney, judicial strategies and excellent detailed knowledge, is excellent at understanding the client and  his needs."
  • Chambers Europe 2023
  • Chambers Global 2023
  • Legal 500 Deutschland 2023
    "Herausragender Patentanwalt, gerichtliche Strategien und exzellente Detailkenntnis, kann sich hervorragend in den Mandanten und seine Bedürfnisse eindenken."
  • IAM Global Leaders 2023
  • Wiwo TOP-Anwalt 2022
  • JUVE Patent 2022
    “extensive insider knowledge on dealing with the German Patent Office and Federal Patent Court”, “a real authority and seasoned litigator”, (competitors)
  • IAM Patent 1000 2022
    "Organic chemistry PhD Arwed Burrichter has all the skills needed to handle complex patent issues within the pharmaceutical field. Drawing on a deep playbook of attack and defencce strategies, he has notched up numerous wins in high-profile EPO oppositions recently."
  • Best Lawyers 2023
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2022
  • Chambers Europe 2022
  • Chambers Global 2022
    "He is a very capable team leader and he competently takes on this role."
  • Legal 500 Deutschland 2022
  • IAM Global Leaders 2022
  • JUVE Handbuch 2021/2022
    "highly experienced and knowledgeable. You always feel like you’re in the very best hands” (competitor)
  • IAM Patent 1000 2021
    "Dr Burrichter’s capacity for advocating and devising effective winning strategies makes him one of the most sought-after chemistry patent counsel in Germany. He has been consistently recognised in JUVE’s patent category as one of Germany’s most frequently recommended patent attorneys for chemistry-relatedmatters."
  • Leaders League 2021
    Excellent in patent prosecution
  • Best Lawyers 2022
  • The LEGAL 500 EMEA 2021
  • Chambers Europe 2021
    “One client states: ‘He has excellent technical skills and is very easy to work with.’”
  • Chambers Global 2021
    “Besides his litigation and EPO opposition work, Arwed maintains an extensive patent prosecution docket for his clients. His extensive international experience makes Arwed a sought after advisor for important strategic decisions in European patent prosecution and litigation matters.”
  • The LEGAL 500 Deutschland 2021
  • JUVE Handbuch 2020/2021
    Führender Berater unter Patentanwälten ("fachlich eine Instanz", Wettbewerber)
  • IAM Patent 1000 2020
    “Arwed Burrichter has cultivated a sterling reputation among leading international chemistry and life sciences entities as a complex problem-solver. He employs an interdisciplinary scheme of thinking tanks to years of experience in patent litigation, nullity and opposition proceedings and intangible asset management."
  • IAM Global Leaders 2020
  • Best Lawyers 2020
  • The LEGAL 500 EMEA 2020
  • Chambers Global 2020
  • The LEGAL 500 Deutschland 2020
  • IAM Global Leaders 2020
  • JUVE Handbuch 2019/2020
    Führender Name unter Patentanwälten
  • Wirtschaftswoche Ranking Patentanwälte 2019
  • IAM Patent 1000, 2019
    (... )“among the best for chemicals in Germany”, “a strategic thinker with the ability to thoroughly immerse himself in the technical details” (...)
  • Best Lawyers 2020
  • Chambers Europe und Chambers Global 2019
    Leaders in their Field
  • JUVE Handbuch 2018/2019
    Führender Name unter Patentanwälten
  • Chambers Europe und Chambers Global 2018
    Leaders in their Field
  • The LEGAL 500 Deutschland 2018
  • Wirtschaftswoche Top Anwälte, 2018
  • Expert Guides 2018
  • IAM Patent 1000, 2018
    "(...) On the non-contentious side of the practice, Arwed A Burrichter is a diligent portfolio builder who files with finesse and treats every patron as if they were his only one. (...)"
  • Best Lawyers 2018
  • Wirtschaftswoche 2018
  • IAM Patent 1000, 2017
    "(...) has notable expertise in supplementary protection certificate (SPC) issues. With five years of scientific and professional experience in the United States – including a stint at what at the time was one of New York’s leading boutiques – he has a complete command of the country’s legal system."
  • JUVE Handbuch 2017/2018 
    Führender Name unter Patentanwälten
  • The LEGAL 500 2017
  • JUVE Handbuch 2016/2017
    Führender Name unter Patentanwälten
  • IAM Patent 1000, 2016
    "(...) he has a flair for pan-European portfolio management. (...)"
  • The LEGAL 500 2016
  • JUVE Handbuch 2015/2016 
    Führender Name unter Patentanwälten
  • IAM Patent 1000, 2015
    "(...) does a sterling job for clients in the life sciences and pharmaceutical industries. (...)"