At 2K Patent- und Rechtsanwälte in Munich, we cover all areas of all areas of intellectual property. In the patent field we are particularly experienced in chemistry, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and related fields.

Dr. Alexander STRAUS

Dr.-Phil., Dipl.-Chem., [BS in Physics], German and European Patent Attorney, European Trademark Attorney

Dr. Roman VUILLE

Chem., Ph.D, Swiss and European Patent Attorney, European Trademark Attorney


Lawyer, European Trademark Attorney

Dr. Benjamin SCHREINER

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Biol., [MS in Biology], Patent Engineer


Dr. Alexander STRAUS

Dr.-Phil. Dipl.-Chem. [BS in Physics], German and European Patent Attorney, European Trademark Attorney

Dr. Alexander Straus studied chemistry at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, specialising in biochemistry and molecular biology. During his PhD thesis, he worked in the laboratories of Hoffmann-La Roche, Basel (CH) under the scientific supervision of Prof. Dr. Dr. hc. mult. Werner Arber, Nobel Prize winner.

Since 1992, Dr. Straus has been working in the field of intellectual property. He has advised renowned international applicants in a large number of patent and trade mark proceedings, including application, nullity, opposition and appeal proceedings before the European and German Patent Offices. He has also assisted patent owners and defendants in a number of patent infringement proceedings before German Courts. As a member of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (EPI), the German Chamber of Patent Attorneys, the International Federation of Industrial Property Attorneys (FICPI), the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR) and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), he also lectures on selected IP topics at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan (China).

亚历山大-施特劳斯博士在慕尼黑路德维希-马克西米利安大学学习化学,专攻生物化学和分子生物学。在他的博士论文期间,他在巴塞尔霍夫曼-拉罗氏公司(CH)的实验室工作,在诺贝尔奖获得者Werner Arber教授的科学指导下。Werner Arber,诺贝尔奖得主。




Lawyer, European Trademark Attorney

Rainer Michael Saffer studied law at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, specialising in contract law during his studies. In the course of his legal activities, he focused on international contract law. Among others he worked in the legal department of the City of San Francisco, CA, USA, in the International Business Affairs Department of the Bertelsmann Music Group, and as legal counsel for a corporate group specialising in the management of real estate in an international environment. Subsequently, in his position as managing director of companies specialising in the trade of merchandising products, Mr. Saffer focused in the areas of licensing and trademark law, in which he is active at the law firm 2K Patent- und Rechtsanwälte.


Dr. Benjamin SCHREINER

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Biology Patent Engineer

Dr. Benjamin Schreiner completed his studies in biology at the Ruhr University Bochum, where he focused in particular on cell and neurobiology. His doctoral studies focused on the physiology of the sensory system of irritating natural substances. Having successfully completed his studies, he did a post-doctoral research in the field of chemosensory stimulation and worked subsequently in the field of safety assessment of medical devices in the industry. In the course of his activities in the field of intellectual property, Dr. Schreiner was mainly involved in the preparation and prosecution of European and German patent applications before the respective offices.

Benjamin Schreiner博士在波鸿鲁尔大学完成了他的生物学研究,在那里他特别专注于细胞和神经生物学。他的博士研究重点是刺激性天然物质的感觉系统生理学。顺利完成学业后,他在化学感觉刺激领域进行了博士后研究,随后在工业领域的医疗设备安全评估领域工作。在知识产权领域的工作中,Schreiner先生主要参与了欧洲和德国专利申请的准备工作,并向相关部门提出申请。

Prof. Dr. Dres. h.c. mult. Joseph STRAUS

Senior Consultant

Prof. Straus is Honorary Professor at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, full Titular Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University in Ljubljana and Director Emeritus of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich. He taught European and German patent and utility model law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Munich for over 20 years and the course “Chemical and Biotech Patents” for 18 years, as Marshall B. Coyne Visiting Professor of International and Comparative Law, at the George Washington University Law School, Washington D.C.. In 2003, he was one of the founders of the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC) (as a joint foundation of the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law, the Technical University of Munich, the George Washington University School of Law, Washington D.C. and the University of Augsburg) and as Chair of the Managing Board its Chairman for five years. After his retirement as Director of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Prof. Straus held the “NIPMO-UNISA Chair in Intellectual Property Management” at the University of South Africa (UNISA) in Pretoria. As a Visiting Professor, Prof. Straus has taught at Cornell University School of Law, Ithaca, N.Y., the Faculty of Law of the University of Toronto and Tsinghua University Faculty of Law in Beijing. 

He also holds several honorary professorships from various Chinese universities, where he frequently lectures. In intellectual property matters, in particular patent law, Prof. Straus has advised national and international governmental organizations such as the OECD, WIPO, EU Commission, the Swiss and the government of the Federal Republic of Germany, and has participated in legislative projects. Through his involvement in numerous important patent disputes in Europe, the U.S., Japan and other countries, Prof. Straus also has fundamental practical experience.

施特劳斯教授是慕尼黑路德维希-马克西米利安大学名誉教授、卢布尔雅那大学法学院正名教授和慕尼黑马克斯-普朗克创新与竞争研究所名誉所长。他在慕尼黑大学法学院教授欧洲和德国专利和实用新型法超过20年,并作为Marshall B. Coyne国际和比较法客座教授在华盛顿特区乔治华盛顿大学法学院教授 “化学和生物技术专利 “课程18年。2003年,他是慕尼黑知识产权法律中心(MIPLC)(由马克斯-普朗克知识产权、竞争和税法研究所、慕尼黑工业大学、乔治-华盛顿大学法学院、华盛顿特区和奥格斯堡大学联合成立)的创始人之一,并担任管理委员会主席5年。在担任马克斯-普朗克创新与竞争研究所所长退休后,施特劳斯教授在比勒陀利亚的南非大学(UNISA)担任 “NIPMO-UNISA知识产权管理教席”。作为客座教授,施特劳斯教授曾在纽约州伊萨卡市康奈尔大学法学院、多伦多大学法学院和北京清华大学法学院任教。他还拥有多个中国大学的荣誉教授职位,并经常在这些大学讲课。在知识产权事务,特别是专利法方面,施特劳斯教授曾为经合组织、世界知识产权组织、欧盟委员会、瑞士和德意志联邦共和国政府等国家和国际政府组织提供咨询,并参与了立法项目。 通过参与欧洲、美国、日本等国家众多重要的专利纠纷,施特劳斯教授还拥有丰富的实践经验。

Dr. Roman VUILLE

Chem., Ph.D, Swiss and European Patent Attorney, European Trademark Attorney

Ever since receiving his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Lausanne, Dr. Roman Vuille has been specializing in the development, protection and valorisation of innovations, in particular in the field of chemistry, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, nutrition (nutraceuticals) and food products.

He served as Vice-President (IP & Legal) of Debiopharm SA, Lausanne and as Head of the Nestlé Patent Department taking care of the respective IP-portfolio. Since 2002, he has been an independent advisor specialized in Intellectual Property advising clients in prosecution and litigation cases. He regularly teaches patent drafting in various countries as part of the WIPO international training network. 

自从获得洛桑大学化学博士学位以来,Roman Vuille博士一直专注于创新的开发、保护和评估,特别是在化学、制药、化妆品、营养(保健品)和食品领域。

他曾担任洛桑Debiopharm SA公司的副总裁(知识产权和法律)和雀巢专利部的负责人。自2002年以来,他一直是一名独立的知识产权顾问,专门为客户在申请和诉讼案件中提供建议。作为WIPO国际培训网络的一部分,他定期在各国教授专利起草。


2K Patent- und Rechtsanwälte

Keltenring 9
82041 München-Oberhaching


Tel.:+49 (0)89 954 28 368-2 

Fax.: +49 (0)89 954 28 368-1 



From the airport, take the public transport (S-Bahn) to Munich main station; from there, continue with line S3 in the direction of Holzkirchen to exit at stop  Furth (B Deisenhofen). Then it is a 500m walk to our office, Keltenring 9 (see map below).