Recommended by IAM Patent 1000

Michalski Hüttermann’s rising profile in the German patent prosecution space can be attributed to the strength, dedication and ambition of its leading practitioners: competitors observe that the firm has “assembled a team with impressive expertise, generating high growth in a short space of time”. Led by namesakes Stefan Michalski and Aloys Hüttermann, it assists clients in sectors as diverse as chemistry, mechanical engineering, consumer goods and electronics, processing huge volumes of patent filings, managing large patent portfolios and putting in winning appearances in EPO hearings. Master strategist Michalski has a wealth of both chemistry and biochemistry knowledge, while Hüttermann holds a doctorate in synthetic organic chemistry; the pair have been lately tending to the prosecution and opposition needs of Lotte Advanced Materials & Lotte Chemical Corporation. They are joined by electrical engineer Guido Quiram and physicist Dirk Schulz, who both receive rave recommendations from clients. Quiram is an “out-of-the-box thinker who can grasp the economic context of all legal decisions” – qualities valued by the likes of ABB AG/Hitachi Power Grids and pump systems innovator WILO SE. The “pragmatic and efficient” Schulz primarily provides technical support to law firms on infringement actions; he “manages his team effectively, is dynamic in coming up with creative arguments and quickly becomes familiar with every technical aspect of not just the patent at hand, but also the relevant prior art”.

Ranked by Leaders League

Our firm has been rated "highly recommended" by Leaders League for "patent prosecution". Dr. Stefan Michalski, Dr. Aloys Hüttermann, Dirk Schulz, Ulrich Storz and Guido Quiram were singled out by name. In addition, our firm was also rated "highly recommended" for "patent litigation", with Wasilis Koukounis and Dirk Schulz being mentioned by name.

Recommended in the MIP Handbook

Our firm was once again mentioned as one of the most important firms for patentprosecution by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. Dr. Ulrich Storz and Dr Aloys Hüttermann were additionally named “Patent Stars 2021”

Financial Times - Europe's Leading Patent Law Firms 2021

Our patent law firm has been recognized in this year's edition of the Financial Times Europe's Leading Patent Law Firms Report. In mid-June, the 168 most recommended patent law firms in Europe were published in a Special Report, both online on the Financial Times website ( and in print.


The Europe's Leading Patent Law Firms Report is the result of a joint initiative of the Financial Times and Statista and is based on extensive research and a comprehensive survey in which thousands of our professional colleagues and clients throughout Europe participated. 


In addition, over 10,000 patent attorneys and experts from corporate R&D departments were invited to participate in a Europe-wide survey and contribute their expertise to the analysis. Michalski - Hüttermann & Partner stood out and is therefore publicly recognized in the Financial Times as one of the leading patent law firms in Europe. 


We are delighted to receive this award and would like to thank our clients most sincerely for their trust.

Mentioned by Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers

Our colleagues, Dr. Dirk Schulz and Dr. Uwe Albersmeyer, have been named by Handelsblatt in its list "Best Lawyers 2021" and by Best Lawyers as a recommended patent attorneys.

Recommended by JUVE

JUVE confirms that our clients trust our firm's technically broad-based prosecution work in a considerable number of oppositions and nullity actions and increasingly also in infringement proceedings. With this litigation activity, the firm would emphasize its good market positioning in West Germany, where it would rank among the three largest patent law firms. However, we would not rely on a single location strategy, but would be additionally anchored in the region with a well-functioning office in Essen. Nationwide, our offices in Frankfurt/Main and Munich are appreciated.


In particular, the Düsseldorf attorneys would be recommended by clients and competitors in proceedings for biotech, electronics and software patents. Our partner, Dr. Uli Storz, for example, is active as a straw man in the litigation against the CRISPR patents of the Broad Institute, while our partner, Dr. Dirk Schulz, is regularly seen in proceedings concerning electronic patents related to semiconductors. But the firm would also assist the automotive industry in lawsuits.


Our nationwide prosecution practice, which is visible and constantly growing by new portfolios, has a very broad orientation. Our strengths lie especially in prosecution with a broad technical spectrum. With regard to litigation, proceedings concerning biotech, electronics and software patents are mentioned.


As frequently recommended attorneys, Dr. Uwe Albersmeyer, Dr. Aloys Hüttermann, Dr. Stefan Michalski ("great wealth of experience, very pragmatic and goal-oriented advice", competitor), Guido Quiram ("his understanding of economic conditions makes him stand out from the crowd", client), Dr. Dirk Schulz and Dr. Ulrich Storz are mentioned.

Named a "TOP KANZLEI 2019" by WirtschaftsWoche magazine

The law firm of Michalski Hüttermann & Partner has been rated a top law firm – “TOP KANZLEI 2019” – in the area of patent law in WirtschaftsWoche magazine’s latest ranking. In addition, Dr. Dirk Schulz was recommended as one of the best attorneys in the magazine’s “TOP Anwalt 2019” list. To compose these lists of the best law firms and the best attorneys for patent and IP law, the Handelsblatt Research Institute (HRI) asked over 1260 legal professionals in 168 law offices to name the most renowned colleagues. This list was submitted to an expert jury, which selected 54 firms with 83 especially recommended lawyers for the area of patent law.


Awarded by the Financial Times

Our law firm Michalski · Hüttermann & Partner was awarded "Europe's Leading Patent Law Firm 2019" by the Financial Times. We would like to thank our clients for their trust.

Recommended by IAM Strategy 300

IAM recommends Guido Quiram as ‘World’s Leading IP Strategist’ in the IAM Strategy 300 edition: “World’s Leading IP Strategist … are leading the way in the development and implementation of strategies that maximise the value of IP portfolio”. 

Recommended in The Legal 500

Michalski - Hüttermann & Partner Patentanwälte is mentioned as a firm that has a technically broadly based team that is growing steadily. The luminaire mandates of the law firm specializing in intellectual property come mainly from the fields of mechanical engineering and electronics; however, one often advises in mandates with telecom relations. The names of Dr. Stefan Michalski, Dr. Aloys Hüttermann, Guido Quiram and Dr. Dirk Schulzare mentioned.