Christoph Heinemann

Chemist ∙ Dr. rer. nat.
German Patent Attorney
European Patent and Trademark Attorney




2019  Partner at Müller Schupfner & Partner
2006 – 2018  Partner of a Munich IP law firm
2005  Admission as German and European Patent and Trademark Attorney
2000 – 2001  Bayer AG, Germany
1998 – 1999  Stanford University, USA
1998  Ph.D. at the Max-Planck-Institut in Mülheim
1994  Diploma in chemistry


Christoph Heinemann advises multinationals as well as medium-sized companies on patent and trademark filings and defence stategies. He is highly experienced in worldwide prosecution, drafting patent applications and handling oppositions and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office.

Christoph did his Ph.D. in organic Chemistry at the Max-Planck-Institut and worked as a PostDoc at Standford University. After two years of research at Bayer AG, he became a Patent Attorney and was partner of a Munich IP firm for 13 years before joining Müller Schupfner & Partner.

Technical Areas

  • Organic chemistry
  • Polymer chemistry
  • Electrochemistry
  • Nanotechnology
  • Coatings
  • Metals
  • Steel production
  • Galenics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Genetic engineering

Legal Expertise

Coordinating patent and trademark examination procedures worldwide; drafting patent applications; patent opposition and appeal proceedings before the German and European Patent Offices; trademark applications; trademark oppositions and invalidity proceedings; infringement proceedings in trademark matters; patent and trademark portfolio management.


  • FICPI – Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Intellectuelle
  • EPIEuropean Patent Institute
  • ECTAEuropean Communities Trademark Association
  • INTA – International Trademark Association
  • BVDP
  • AIPPIInternational Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
  • AvHAlexander von Humboldt Stiftung


„Investigations of Cascade Cyclizations of Terpenoid Polyalkenes via Radical Cations. A Biomimetic-type Synthesis of 3-Hydroxy-spongian-16-one”
Goeller, F., Heinemann, C., Demuth, M., Synthesis 2001, 1114-1116

„Chiral Recognition for Control of Alkene Geometry in a Transition Metal Catalyzed Allylic Alkylation”
B. M. Trost, C. Heinemann, X. Ariza, S. Weigand, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1999, 121, 8667-8668

„Short Biomimetic Synthesis of a Steroid by Photoinduced Electron Transfer and Remote Asymmetric Induction”
C. Heinemann, M. Demuth, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1999, 121, 4894-4895

„An Asymmetric Induction Principle and Biomimetics with Photons via Electron Transfer”
C. Heinemann, X. Xing, K.-D. Warzecha, P. Ritterskamp, M. Demuth, Pure Appl. Chem. 1998, 70, 2167-2176

„Biomimetic Cascade Cyclizations of Terpenoid Polyalkenes via Photoinduced Electron Transfer. Long-Distance Asymmetric Induction by a Chiral Auxiliary”
C. Heinemann, M. Demuth, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1997, 119, 1129-1130