Printer-friendly version
Dr.-Ing.

Lars Birken, LL.M.

European Patent Attorney, European Trade Mark and Design Attorney, Patent Attorney (Germany)
Location: Hamburg
Tel +49 40 309744-0
Fax +49 40 309744-44
Assistant: Saskia Riks
Lars Birken

Engineering training at the RWTH Technical University of Aachen, graduated with a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) in 1995, preclinical studies in human medicine; AO Research Institute, Davos, Dr.-Ing. (Doctor of Engineering) degree obtained in 2001 from the Technical University (TU) of Hamburg-Harburg.

Legal training at Eisenführ Speiser, Distance-Learning University of Hagen: Law for Patent Attorneys, 2000-2002; German Patent and Trademark Office, German Patent Court, State Examination passed in 2003; Distance-Learning University of Hagen: Master’s degree in European Intellectual Property, LL.M. 2008. Patent Attorney (Germany) since 2003, Partner.

In his role as patent attorney, Dr.-Ing. Lars Birken serves clients in the engineering field with the aim of patenting and exploiting their technological innovations, thereby specializing in medical technology, naval engineering, aeronautical engineering, renewable energies and agricultural engineering. He is primarily involved in patent prosecution and in the enforcement of technological intellectual property rights both in Germany and abroad, as well as in developing solutions relating to competitor IP rights. Lars Birken also provides legal advice on employee invention issues and on patent portfolio management.

Lecturer in Patent Law at the Helmut Schmidt University – the university of the German armed forces in Hamburg.

Languages: German, English and French

Memberships: Patent Attorneys Association (PAK), Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi), International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (FICPI), Federal Association of German Patent Attorneys

Publications / Presentations

  • Lars Birken, Europäisches Patentübereinkommen, Benkard (Hrsg.); 2. Auflage 2012; Beck'sche Kurzkommentare, Kommentierung der Art. 133 bis 134a; ISBN 978-3-406-60579-6
  • Lars Birken, Heranführende und weiterbildende Ausbildungsmöglichkeiten, Perspektive Patentanwalt, e-fellows.wissen, 2008.
  • Lars Birken, Verschleissverhalten eigenfaserverstärkter Polyethylenwerkstoffe für tibiale Komponenten nicht-konformer totaler Knieendoprothesen, ISBN: 978-3-8322-1057-1, Aachen 2003