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Name: Alexander Münster-Horstkotte
Firm Name: Samson & Partner
Jurisdiction: Germany
Practice Area: IP Law

Telephone: +49 (0)89 291982-0
Fax: +49 (0)89 299465
Email: email@samson-partner.de

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Professional Biography:

Alexander Münster-Horstkotte is German Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney as well as European Trademark and Design Attorney. He works in the area of intellectual property protection since 2007.

He holds a degree in computer science from the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Munich. He specialised in technical computer science and operations research.

Alexander Münster-Horstkotte has been project manager of an international team with members from Germany, USA and France for more than three years and has, inter alia, worked at locations as Boston (USA), Norfolk (USA) and Paris (France). Moreover, he has worked as an instructor in the training of network administrators. He gained experience in the areas of computer simulation, network and database technology and IT security.

In the field of intellectual property, his main areas are information and communication technology, IT security technology, printing technology and software-related inventions.

Firm Overview:

Samson & Partner (now Samson & Partner Patentanwälte mbB) was founded by Friedrich R. von Samson-Himmelstjerna in 1983. Since then it has grown to a mid-sized patent law firm.

Our vast experience in implementing patents and trademarks benefits our clients’ right from the outset, i.e. during the procurement of intellectual property rights.

Our head office is situated in Munich, Germany, in direct proximity to the European Patent Office (EPA) and the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA). Furthermore, we have our own representation in Alicante, Spain.

We work in all areas of intellectual property law – national, European and world-wide:

  • Assessment of protectability and drafting of intellectual property applications, such as patents, utility models, trademarks, designs
  • Procurement of protection rights through the responsible authorities
  • Defence of intellectual property rights against attacks by third parties, e.g. against objections, contradictions, nullity and cancelation actions
  • Enforcement against infringers, through infringement analysis, warning and infringement indictment
  • We also support companies concerned with intellectual property rights of competitors, for example through clearance and violation analyses, removal of questionable patent rights by objection, nullity and cancelation actions, defence in infringement procedures
  • Advice on licensing, transmission, partnership and secrecy contracts, due diligence, intellectual property law strategies, intellectual property law evaluation

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