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Dr. Cornelius Mertzlufft-Paufler

Partner - Patents/Trade Marks

German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trade Mark & Design Attorney
Registered Representative before the Unified Patent Court

Diploma in Physics, University Leipzig; PhD in the field of Mathematical Physics, University Freiburg

Mandarin Chinese


As a patent attorney, Cornelius advises on all aspects of patents and utility models including; filing strategies, identification of inventions ("patent scouting"), drafting of property-right applications, handling opposition and nullity proceedings, searches of the prior art, expert opinions in relation to infringements, searches for workaround solutions and freedom-to-operate analysis. He has successfully represented his clients in infringement proceedings alongside legal practitioners.


As a physicist, he is primarily a point of contact in patent law matters for clients from all technical fields associated with physics, in particular mechanical engineering, medical technology, measurement technology, control technology, electrical engineering, electronics and optics. He has a particular interest in the protection of software-oriented inventions.


When giving advice, Cornelius adopts a holistic approach and has extensive expertise in relation to the filing of design and trademark applications. He regularly gives talks on IP related issues. In addition, he has experience in the field of plant variety rights and is often asked to give talks on IP-related issues.


Cornelius has been a partner at Maucher Jenkins since 2014, having joined the firm in 2007. In 2011, Cornelius was admitted to practice as a German Patent Attorney and as a European Trademark and Design Attorney, having qualified as a European Patent Attorney in 2009.


After studying physics in his home city of Dresden, in Sheffield and in Leipzig and obtaining a doctorate in natural science in Freiburg with a thesis in the field of Mathematical Physics, he worked for two years at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm and then at the University of California at Berkeley, before moving to the patent department of SEW Eurodrive GmbH & Co. KG.


Cornelius Mertzlufft-Paufler is a member of EPLIT (European Patent Litigators Association).


Cornelius was ranked by Managing Intellectual Property as an IP Star for 2023.


Managing IP IP Star Rosette 2023





'BGH – Flugzeugzustand, Entscheidungsbesprechung [Federal Court of Justice – Flugzeugzustand case, discussion of decision]', Mertzlufft-Paufler, C, IP kompakt, 9/2015.


'Patent mit einheitlicher Wirkung und Einheitliches Patentgericht [Patent with Unitary Effect and Unified Patent Court ]', Mertzlufft-Paufler, C, InTeR 2014, 234-239.


Interests outside work:


In his free time, Cornelius is a keen choral singer, Go player and sailor.


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