Heiko Dumlich

Dr. rer. nat.

Heiko Dumlich

Dipl.-Phys.

Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trade Mark and Design Attorney

Dr. rer. nat.

Heiko Dumlich

Dipl.-Phys.

Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trade Mark and Design Attorney

Heiko Dumlich advises in all areas of intellectual property rights, in particular in the field of patenting strategies and patent prosecution with a focus on computer-implemented inventions. He has vast experience in drafting, prosecuting, defending and enforcing intellectual property rights in technological fields.

Heiko Dumlich is member of the standing committee IP Office Practice & Procedures of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) as well as member of the Working Party on Rules of the Standing Advisory Committee before the EPO (SACEPO).

Heiko Dumlich speaks German and English.

Technical focus

  • Lighting systems
  • Computer-implemented inventions (CII)
  • Recommender Systems
  • Nanostructures
  • Graphical user interfaces (GUI)
  • Ventricular assist devices (VADs)
  • Internet of things (IoT)
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML)
  • Materials research
  • Smart Home

CV

Studies of physics at the Free University of Berlin focusing in solid state physics and nano physics; Dipl. Phys. (Master of Science in Physics) in 2010. Abroad studies at the University of Zurich and the ETH Zurich. Research stay at the University of Cambridge. Elected studies in basics of economics at the Free University of Berlin with focus in theoretical economics.

Research work at the Free University of Berlin in the field of simulation of the growth and properties of carbon nanotubes. Research stay at the University of Cambridge. Doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.) awarded from the Free University of Berlin in 2013.

Legal training at Eisenführ Speiser, at the University of Hagen, at the 2nd Civil senate of the Higher Regional Court in Düsseldorf, at the German Patent and Trademark Office and at the Federal Patent Court; State Examination passed in 2016. Patent Attorney (Germany) and European Patent Attorney at Eisenführ Speiser since 2017.

Furthermore, Heiko Dumlich was group leader of the German working group for preparing the answer to the AIPPI-study question: Q 276 “Inventiveness and sufficiency of disclosure in AI inventions”, as well as tutor for the Berlin CEIPI (Centre d´Études Internationales de la Propriété Intellectuelle) training in European patent law at the University of Strasbourg in the year 2020.

Memberships

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

Publications & Presentations

AIPPI Study Question 2020

Inventorship of inventions made using Artificial Intelligence Further authors: Florian Beck, Anselm Brandi-Dohrn, Stephan Freischem, Wieland Groth, Dietmar Haug, Sonja Mross, Harald Numrich, Melanie Pfeuffer, Stefan Schohe, Matthias Sonntag, Tillman Taruttis, Michael Wallinger, Markus Rieck

Recent Case Law in German Patent Law 2019

published by Eisenführ Speiser

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AIPPI Study Question 2019

Plausibility Further authors: Ina Bürck, Johannes Gierlich, Robin Keulertz, Simon Klopschinski, Philipp Marchand, Michael Schneider, Stefan Schohe, Michael Wallinger, Thomas Wolter

Conflicting patent applications

AIPPI Study Question 2018, Further contributors: Dr. Karsten Königer, Dr. Michael Wallinger, Dr. Svenja Steinbrink, Dr. Bernhard Bittner, Oswin Ridderbusch, Dr. Nora Wessendorf, Dr. Johannes Gierlich, Dietmar Haug, Markus Rieck, Natalie Ackermann-Blome, Dr. Andrea Schüssler

AIPPI Study Question 2017 – Patentability of computer implemented inventions

GRUR Int. 2017, 713

Weitere Autoren: Jan Freialdenhoven, Jérôme Kommer, Matthias Rößler, Michael Fleuchaus, Rainer Kuhnen, Robin Keulertz, Stefan Schohe, Stephan Freischem

AIPPI Study Question 2017 – Protection of graphical user interfaces

GRUR Int. 2017, 724

Weitere Autoren: Christof Karl, Jan Freialdenhoven, Paetrick Sakowski, Sabine Kossak

AIPPI Study Question 2017 – Bad faith trademarks

GRUR Int. 2017, 732

Weitere Autoren: Detlef von Ahsen, Dietmar Haug, Janina Voogd, Nils Weber, Ralf Hackbarth, Stephan Biagosch

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