Patents and Utility Models

Printer-friendly version

Protected against imitations: patent law

German – and most foreign – patents grant extensive protection against privateering your inventions for a maximum of twenty years. Our patent attorneys will support you with know-how gained from years of experience – also, of course, in collaboration with renowned partner firms worldwide.

The ‘petty patent’: utility models

The patent’s ‘little brother’, the utility model, is the quickest way to obtain protection for technical innovations, in that the examination conducted by the patent office is limited in scope, and fast. However, the period of protection ends after ten years; and in infringement proceedings, utility models also feature a number of special aspects that need to be considered from the angle of procedural strategy. We will lay out the options open to you and ensure that optimal protection is obtained for your product.

In either case, there are many attorneys-at-law and patent attorneys at Eisenführ Speiser who can help you in addressing the specific issues you face. The following members of the firm will advise you on the specific matter involved and can put together the right team to meet your needs.

Your contact persons:

Electrical Engineering, Software, Physics

Dipl.-Phys. Dr. rer. nat. Ludger
Eckey, Berlin
Ehlers, LL.M., Hamburg
Dipl.-Ing. Klaus G.
Göken, Bremen
Dipl.-Ing. Jürgen
Klinghardt, Hamburg
Dipl.-Phys. Frank
Meier, Hamburg
Dr.-Ing. Ingo
Schöling, Bremen
Dipl.-Phys. Jochen
Unland, Bremen
Dipl.-Phys. Dr. rer. nat. Holger
Veenhuis, Bremen

Mechanical and Civil Engineering

Dipl.-Ing. Mark
Andres, Bremen
Dr.-Ing. Lars
Birken, LL.M., Hamburg
Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. Rainer
Fritsche, Munich
Dipl.-Phys. Frank
Meier, Hamburg
Dipl.-Ing. Joachim von
Oppen, Berlin
Dr.-Ing. Ingo
Schöling, Bremen
Dipl.-Phys. Dr. rer. nat. Holger
Veenhuis, Bremen

Chemistry and Life Sciences

Dr.-Ing. Lars
Birken, LL.M., Hamburg
Dipl.-Biol. Dr. rer. nat Christine
Cirl, Munich
Dipl.-Biochem. Gernot
Dorff, Bremen
Dipl.-Ing. Joachim von
Oppen, Berlin
M.Sc. Mol. Biotech. Manuel
Söldenwagner, Munich
Dipl.-Chem. Dr. rer. nat. Uwe
Stilkenböhmer, Bremen