Amitha Francis

European Patent Attorney


Amitha joined Dehns in 2023 and is a qualified European Patent Attorney, having previously worked at another law firm in Munich, since 2016.

Amitha has previous experience working as a physics lecturer at Stella Maris College, Chennai, India, as well as working as a research associate at IITM in India.

Prior to starting work in the field of patents, Amitha successfully gained a PhD in physics and held postdoctoral positions at the Universität Augsburg.


Type of clients and client work

Amitha is experienced in the drafting and prosecution of European patents, as well as representing clients at oral proceedings before the EPO Examination and Opposition Divisions. Amitha is able to coordinate with Patent Attorneys and Agents in other jurisdictions and is fluent in English, German and Tamil.



Amitha’s expertise lies in physics, materials science, semiconductor devices, electronics, mechanical engineering, as well as, medical devices and telecommunications.


Qualifications and Memberships

  • European Patent Attorney, 2022.
  • epi (European Patent Institute).


Higher Education

  • M.Sc in Materials Science, Anna University, Chennai, India, 2005.
  • MPhil in Physics, Bharathidasan University, Trichy, India, 2007.
  • Ph.D in Physics, Universität Augsburg, Germany, 2012.

Contact details

Theresienstr. 6-8
80333 Munich

+49 (0)89 2422 8130