A sense of proportion leads to success.

Dr.-Ing. Sven B. Kiriczi, MSEE

Clever IP strategies succeed!

Dipl.-Phys. Svenja Kiriczi

Our law firm is a lighthouse for intellectual property law: I will guide you safely into the harbor.

Markus Krogmeier

Technical innovations fascinate me. As a patent attorney, I can support them from the very beginning.

Dr. rer. nat. Holger Schöneborn

Innovations are the basis for success. You create innovations – I take care of the patents.

Dr. rer. nat. Olaf Isfort

Protect your technical inventions!

The effective protection of technical inventions is essential for any innovative company. We support you in the drafting and registration of patents and utility models, both nationally and internationally, and take over the defence and enforcement of your property rights in Germany and abroad.

Whether kitchen appliances, motor vehicles or pharmaceuticals – manufacturers of all kinds of products register thousands of patents every year. Strong patent protection is important; patents can be used to protect technical inventions from unwanted imitation, they are proof of a company’s innovative strength and are therefore ultimately also of enormous economic importance. Research, development and innovation often require high levels of investment. Yet, the added value of a new development is not only created at the end of the development process. Inventions are already created along the development chain and must be protected by patents.

If you also want to protect your technical inventions from imitation and avoid financial losses, you need effective technical property rights. With a patent, you ensure that your invention cannot be used without your consent for up to 20 years. Alternatively or additionally, in some cases it may make sense to register a utility model, which offers protection against imitation for up to 10 years.

Together with our experienced patent attorneys, you can weigh up the scope of protection that makes sense for your innovations. With our experience and expertise in technical innovations, we also support you in the precise description of your invention. This is crucial because it determines the final scope of protection of the patent. Patent applications cannot be supplemented subsequently.

Our attorneys represent you before the German Patent and Trademark Office and the European Patent Office. With the help of an extensive network of partner law firms abroad, we are also able to obtain and enforce patents internationally.

Our services

Industry-specific know-how

Our patent attorneys have industry-specific know-how and can advise you in fields such as mechanical engineering, physics, electrical engineering, chemistry, biology, medical technology, pharmaceuticals, life sciences and mining engineering.

Comparison with third-party patents

We use detailed searches to identify third-party patents and check their relevance. In this way, you can steer your own developments in the right direction and avoid the unintentional infringement of a patent. With the help of our patent bulletin monitoring, we keep you up to date on what your competitors are doing.

We enforce your patent rights and defend you in the event of infringement allegations

If one of your patents is infringed, we will consistently enforce your rights. If you are accused of patent infringement, we will defend you competently in opposition and nullity proceedings. Patent attorneys and attorneys at law work hand in hand at our law firm. We represent you before the patent offices, in infringement proceedings before the German courts and before the Unified Patent Court.

Support with licences and exploitation

Patents are not always exploited within the company itself, in which case their use should be clarified in a legally secure manner via licence agreements. Our team of experts will advise you on drafting contracts and assist you in concluding licence agreements.

Advice on the Employee Inventions Act

Many inventions can be traced back to employees. According to patent law, the right to an invention belongs to the inventor, but if the inventor is employed by a university or a company, the Employee Inventions Act applies. We will be happy to advise you on what needs to be considered in this context.

Our specialists

Dipl.-Ing. Arne Behrendt

Patent attorney

Dr. rer. nat. Olaf Isfort

Partner, Patent Attorney

Dr. rer. nat. Dominik Kieselbach

Patent attorney, graduate biologist

Porträt von Svenja Kiriczi

Dipl.-Phys. Svenja Kiriczi

Patent attorney

Porträt von Sven Kiriczi

Dr.-Ing. Sven B. Kiriczi, MSEE

Patent attorney

Markus Krogmeier

Graduate industrial engineer, patent attorney

Dr. rer. nat. Holger Schöneborn

Partner, Patent Attorney

Dr. rer. nat. Christian Thiel

Patent attorney

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