Partners

Leading – The Partner Team at EHF

Fifteen partners run the EHF firm. Each partner is registered as a German Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney, European Trademark Attorney and European Design Attorney.

Christoph Aufhauser
Electrical Engineer

Partner

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Conducting Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination and Supervision of Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively in cooperation with national law firms
  • Cancellation and Nullity Proceedings before the German Patent Authorities
  • IP Strategy and Portfolio Management
  • Employees’ Inventions and Inventors’ Remunerations
  • IP-Licensing
  • Validity and Infringement opinions
  • German and International Patent Disputes and Litigations
  • Design Protection
Priorities
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Communications Technology
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Sensors
  • Automation Technology
  • Mechanics
  • Designs
vita
  • Electrical engineering studies at the Technical University of Munich
  • Development Engineer at BMW AG, advanced development for Rapid Prototyping Software
  • Patent Professional at SIEMENS AG
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at SIEMENS AG
  • Patentassessor at SIEMENS AG
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Partner of EHF

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Martin G. Brand
Electrical Engineer

Partner

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Conducting Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination and Supervision of Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively in cooperation with national law firms
  • Cancellation and Nullity Proceedings before the German Patent Authorities
  • IP Strategy and Portfolio Management
  • German and International Patent Disputes and Litigations
  • Design Protection
Priorities
  • Electrical engineering and electronic systems
  • Mobile communications
  • Radio technology
  • Telecommunications technology
  • Analogue and digital semiconductor circuitry
  • Electrical drive systems
vita
  • Electrical engineering studies at the University of Fridericiana in Karlsruhe (Graduate Engineer)
  • Software Developer at SIEMENS, U.S.
  • Patent Professional at SIEMENS AG
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Partner of EHF

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Dr.-Ing. Alexander Fuchs
Physicist

Partner

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Conducting Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination and Supervision of Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively in cooperation with national law firms
  • Cancellation and Nullity Proceedings before the German Patent Authorities
  • IP Strategy and Portfolio Management
  • Employees’ Inventions and Inventors’ Remunerations
  • Validity and Infringement opinions
  • German and International Patent Disputes and Litigations
  • Freedom-To-Operate Opinions

Member of the examining board for paralegals

Priorities
  • Semiconductor process technology
  • Microsystems technology
  • Sensors
  • Passive components
  • Mechanics

 

vita
  • Physics studies at the Technical University of Munich (Graduate Physicist)
  • Doctorate at the Federal Armed Forces University of Neubiberg
  • Patent Professional at SIEMENS AG
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at SIEMENS AG
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Partner of EHF

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Frank Heidrich
Electrical Engineer

Partner

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination of the Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
  • Cancellation and Nullity Proceedings before the German Patent Authorities
  • IP Strategy and Portfolio Management
  • Employees’ Inventions and Inventors’ Remunerations
  • IP-Licensing
  • Validity and Infringement opinions
  • German and International Patent Disputes and Litigations
  • Patent and Prior Art Searches
Priorities
  • Analogue and digital circuitry
  • Software technology
  • Data processing systems
  • Automotive engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Blockchain
vita
  • Electrical engineering studies at the University of Karlsruhe (Graduate Engineer)
  • Assistant at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems Engineering and Innovations Research
  • Thesis at the Research Center of Karlsruhe (Institute for Technical Physics)
  • Patent Professional at SIEMENS AG
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at SIEMENS AG
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Partner of EHF

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Uwe Hermann
Electrical Engineer

Partner

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Conducting Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination and Supervision of Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively in cooperation with national law firms
  • Cancellation and Nullity Proceedings before the German Patent Authorities
  • IP Strategy and Portfolio Management
  • IP-Licensing
  • Validity and Infringement opinions
  • German and International Patent Disputes and Litigations
Priorities
  • Semiconductor engineering
  • Electronics
  • Control engineering
  • Metrology
vita
  • Electrical engineering studies at the Technical University of Berlin
  • Research assistant at the Technical University of Berlin
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney
  • Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Founder and Partner of EHF
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF

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Dr.-Ing. Veit Kafka
Electrical Engineer

Partner

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Conducting Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination and Supervision of Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively in cooperation with national law firms
  • Cancellation and Nullity Proceedings before the German Patent Authorities
  • Validity and Infringement opinions
  • German and International Patent Disputes and Litigations
Priorities
  • Electrical and electronic systems
  • Control Systems
  • Communication Technology
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Image processing
  • Sensors
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Blockchain
vita
  • Electrical engineering studies at the Federal Armed Forces University of Neubiberg
    (Graduate Engineer)
  • Doctorate at the Federal Armed Forces University of Neubiberg
  • Teacher at the army technical school for electrical engineering
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Partner of EHF

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Dr. rer. nat. Michael Lettenberger
Physicist

Partner

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Conducting Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination and Supervision of Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively in cooperation with national law firms
  • Cancellation and Nullity Proceedings before the German Patent Authorities
  • IP Strategy and Portfolio Management
  • IP-Licensing
  • German and International Patent Disputes and Litigations
Priorities
  • Opto semiconductor components and process technology
  • Semiconductor laser technology
  • Laser physics und nonlinear optics
  • Semiconductor process technology
  • Ultra high speed spectroscopy
  • Nuclear solid-state physics
vita
  • Physics studies at the Technical University of Munich
  • Doctorate at the Technical University of Munich
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Partner of EHF

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Dr. rer. nat. Florian Much
Physicist

Partner

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Conducting Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination and Supervision of Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively in cooperation with national law firms
  • Cancellation and Nullity Proceedings before the German Patent Authorities
  • Validity and Infringement opinions
  • German and International Patent Disputes and Litigations
Priorities
  • Opto semiconductor components and process technology
  • Semiconductor laser technology
  • Laser physics und nonlinear optics
  • Semiconductor process technology
  • Solid-state physics
  • Surface physics and materials science
  • Discharge lamps
vita
  • Physics studies at the University of Würzburg
  • Doctorate at the University of Würzburg
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and as European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Partner of EHF

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Dr. rer. nat. Julia Nissen
Physicist

Partner

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Conducting Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination and Supervision of Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively in cooperation with national law firms
  • Cancellation and Nullity Proceedings before the German Patent Authorities
  • Validity and Infringement opinions
  • German and International Patent Disputes and Litigations
Priorities
  • Optoelectronic components and process technology
  • Semiconductor physics
  • Surface physics, physics of soft matter, materials science, biophysics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Blockchain
vita
  • Physics studies at the Technical University of Munich, PhD in Biophysics at the Technical University of Munich
  • Technical consultant in the field of material science (automotive industry)
  • Development of MEMS
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Partner of EHF

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Matthias Richter
Econo-Physicist

Partner

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Conducting Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination and Supervision of Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively in cooperation with national law firms
  • Cancellation and Nullity Proceedings before the German Patent Authorities
  • Validity and Infringement opinions
  • German and International Patent Disputes and Litigations
  • Patent and Prior Art Searches
  • Partner of EHF
Priorities
  • Semiconductor components
  • Electronic circuits and systems
  • Sustainable energy systems
  • Automotive engineering
vita
  • Studies in Econophysics at the University of Ulm and the University of Valencia (Spain) (Graduate Econo Physicist)
  • Staff member of the project managment team for plant layout at REM GmbH, Rottenburg
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF

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Alwin Rietzler
Mechanical Engineer

Partner

Occupation
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings bevor the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Cancelation and Nullity Proceedings before the German Patent Authorities
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Coordination of the Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
  • IP Strategy and Portfolio Management
  • Employees‘ Inventions and Inventors‘ Remunerations
  • Handling of Arbitration Proceedings and Inventor Compensation Law Suits
  • IP-Licensing
  • Validity and Infringement opinions
  • German and International Patent Disputes and Litigations
  • Design Protection
  • Trademarks
  • Patent and Prior Art Searches
Priorities
  • Mechanics
  • Automotive engineering
  • Computer technology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Blockchain
vita
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney
  • Patent Attorney at SIEMENS AG
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Partner of EHF

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Richard Schachtner
Physicist

Partner

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Conducting Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination and Supervision of Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively in cooperation with national law firms
  • Cancellation and Nullity Proceedings before the German Patent Authorities
  • IP Strategy and Portfolio Management
  • Employees‘ Inventions and Inventors‘ Remunerations
  • IP-Licensing
  • Validity and Infringement opinions
  • German and International Patent Disputes and Litigations
Priorities
  • Opto semiconductor components and process technology
  • Optical communication technology
  • Laser technology
  • Semiconductor physics and process technology
  • Fuel cell technology
  • Physics
vita
  • Communication technician
  • Physics studies at the University of Regensburg (Graduate Physicist)
  • Development Engineer at SIEMENS AG
  • Patent Professional at SIEMENS AG
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at SIEMENS AG
  • German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Partner of EHF

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Dr.-Ing. Bastian Schmitz
Information Technology Engineer

Partner

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Conducting Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination and Supervision of Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively in cooperation with national law firms
Priorities
  • Automation Engineering
  • Communication Engineering
  • Sensors
  • Medical Engineering
vita
  • Studies in information technology (Graduate Engineer) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM)
  • Project Engineer at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in the field of medical engineering
  • Doctorate at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in the field of medical engineering
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Partner of EHF

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Jan Stieglitz
Physicist

Partner

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Conducting Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination and Supervision of Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively in cooperation with national law firms
  • Cancellation and Nullity Proceedings before the German Patent Authorities
  • Validity and Infringement opinions
Priorities
  • Medical devices
  • RF circuits
  • High energy physics
  • Optical Tracking
vita
  • Studies in Physics at the University of Dortmund and at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (Diplom-Physiker)
  • Patent engineer at Mitscherlich and Partner
  • Development and Research at advanced realtime tracking GmbH
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attoney at EHF
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Partner of EHF

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Maximilian Völkl
Mechanical Engineer

Partner

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Conducting Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination and Supervision of Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively in cooperation with national law firms
Priorities
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Medical engineering
  • Plastics engineering
  • Software engineering
  • Tele-operated driving
vita
  • Studies in mechanical engineering with a main focus on medical engineering and plastics technology as well as medical implants at the Technische Universität München and the Chalmers University of Technology, Goteborg (graduate engineer)
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Partner of EHF

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