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Dr.-Ing.

Katrin Winkelmann

European Patent Attorney, European Trade Mark and Design Attorney, Patent Attorney (Germany)
Location: Hamburg
Tel +49 40 309744-41
Fax +49 40 309744-44

Engineering studies at Technical University Darmstadt, Germany, State University of New York/USA, and University of Westminster/Great Britain, Master’s degree in Civil Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.); post-gradual studies and PhD (Dr.-Ing.) in Mechanical Engineering at RWTH Technical University of Aachen.

Several years of professional experience as strategy consultant at international strategy consultancy The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

Legal training at Eisenführ Speiser, at the division for patent infringement matters at Mannheim Regional Court as well as in the in-house IP department of a globally leading company in the agricultural engineering business. Final training and State Examination at the German Patent and Trademark Office and the Federal Patents Court. Patent Attorney (Germany) since 2010, European Patent Attorney since 2011, Partner.

In her role as patent attorney, Katrin Winkelmann supports international clients with focus on mechanical and plant engineering, renewable energies, medical technology, filter technology, automation engineering, packaging technology as well as building and construction technology. She has particular experience in drafting, prosecuting and enforcing German, European and international intellectual property rights as well as in German and European opposition proceedings. She also provides legal advice on employee invention issues.

A particular focus of Katrin Winkelmann is strategic IP advice, for example on patent portfolio analysis, patent mapping & landscaping and patent valuation. Especially regarding these issues, IP expert knowledge and business strategy perspective complement one another.

Languages: German, English

Memberships: Patent Attorneys Association (PAK), Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi), German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), Federal Association of German Patent Attorneys, Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP), Association of German Engineers (VDI)

Publications / Presentations

  • Volkmar Henke, Tilman Müller, Katrin Winkelmann, Neueste Rechtsprechung im deutschen Patentrecht 2016, hrsg. von Eisenführ Speiser / Recent Case Law in German Patent Law 2016, published by Eisenführ Speiser Download PDF
  • Christine Cirl, Katrin Winkelmann, Beitrag zum Tagungsband sowie Vortrag zum Thema "Analyse von Patentportfolios: Generierung aussagekräftiger Ergebnisse als Entscheidungshilfe für die strategische Planung" im Rahmen der PATINFO 2016 "Big Data - Chancen und Herausforderungen", 8. bis 10. Juni 2016, Ilmenau
  • Gerrit Dahle, Volkmar Henke, Tilman Müller, Katrin Winkelmann, Neueste Rechtsprechung im deutschen Patentrecht 2015, hrsg. von Eisenführ Speiser / Recent Case Law in German Patent Law 2015, published by Eisenführ Speiser Download PDF
  • Katrin Winkelmann, Patentbewertung - Was ist geistiges Eigentum wert?, Perspektive Patentanwalt, e-fellows.net wissen, 2010
  • Katrin Winkelmann, Kapitel "Schutzrechtsmanagement für industrielle Dienstleistungen. Möglichkeiten des Patent- und Kennzeichenschutzes für industrielle Dienstleistungen", Gaterman/Fleck (Hg.), Technologie und Dienstleistung, Innovation in Forschung, Wissenschaft und Unternehmen, Beiträge der 7. Dienstleistungstagung des BMBF, 2008, weiterer Autor: Julian Eberhardt
  • Katrin Winkelmann, Prospektive Bewertung der kooperativen Erbringung industrieller Dienstleistungen im Maschinenbau durch Simulation mit Petri-Netzen, Shaker Verlag, 2007, zugl.: Aachen, Techn. Hochsch. Diss., 2007
  • Katrin Winkelmann, Schutzrechtliche Absicherung und Verwertung von innovativen industriellen Dienstleistungen, Integration von Intellectual Property Management in den Service-Engineering-Prozess, "UdZ-Unternehmen der Zukunft", Schwerpunkt Dienstleistungsmanagement, 2/2007
  • Katrin Winkelmann, Prospective Analysis of Cooperative Provision of Industrial Services Using Colored Petri Nets, Donatelli, S., Thiagarajan, P.S. (Hrsg.): International Conference on Application and Theory of Petri Nets (ICAPTN) 2006, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2006