Dipl.-Ing. Arne Behrendt

Patent attorney

European Trademark and Design Attorney, European Patent Attorney

In 1988, Arne Behrendt founded the law firm Schneiders & Behrendt together with Josef Schneiders. From the outset, the founders focused on industrial property law, competition law, copyright law and product liability law. As a graduate mining engineer with a license as a patent attorney, Arne Behrendt contributed valuable expertise in patent law, employee invention law and mining law. Together with Josef Schneiders, he built up a law firm with an international reputation. Arne Behrendt continues to advise the law firm’s team and his long-standing clients in Germany and abroad, even though he has entrusted the management of the law firm to the next generations.

Professional career

  • Studied mining engineering at Clausthal University, graduate engineer, 1960-1966
  • Assistant manager at a salt mine, 1966-1967
  • Additional training: Patent attorney, 1967-1970
  • Management of an individual law firm in Bochum, 1970-1988
  • Foundation of the law firm Schneiders & Behrendt, 1988
  • Joint partnership, 1996

Memberships in professional associations

  • Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht (GRUR) (German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • Bochumer Kreis Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz e. V. (Bochum Association for Intellectual Property Rights), Chamber of Patent Attorneys
  • Bundesverband deutscher Patentanwälte e. V. (Federal Association of German Patent Attorneys)
Technical specialist fields

Bergbau, Maschinenbau


Arbeitnehmererfinderrecht, Bergrecht, Patentrecht


Deutsch, Englisch

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