Mechanical Engineering & Mechatronics

Setting the wheels in motion

In addition to classical mechanical engineering we have considerable experience in inventions combining mechanical, electronic and information technology elements. Our areas of expertise include automotive and drive engineering, sealing technology, instrumentation and control engineering, building technology as well as installation and process technology.

Christoph Aufhauser
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
  • Design Protection
Priorities
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Telecommunications 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
  • 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
  • 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. rer. nat. Fabian Budde
Physicist

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
Priorities
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Sensors
  • Medical Engineering
vita
  • Studies of physics at the Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena
  • Doctoral studies in the area of laser physics with special focus on the development and characterisation of laser systems at the Heinrich-Heine-University of Duesseldorf
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Patent Attorney at 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
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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Dr. rer. nat. Florian Koller, LL.M.
Physicist
Master of Laws

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
  • German and International Patent Disputes and Litigations
Priorities
  • Optoelectronic components and process technology
  • Biophysics and chemical physics
  • Spectroscopy and structure determination
  • Applied optics and laser technology
  • Telecommunication engineering
  • Vehicle technology
  • Mechanics
vita
  • Physics studies at the Ludwig-Maximilian-University in Munich
  • Doctorate at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich at the Chair of BioMolecular Optics
  • Continuing Studies at the FernUniversität in Hagen ”European Intellectual Property Rights“
  • Advanced training “Certified Business Economist (IWW)” at the Institute for economic research and further education at the FernUniversität in Hagen
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF

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Adrian Lindner
Electrical Engineer

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
  • Validity and Infringement opinions
  • German and International Patent Disputes and Litigations
  • Design Protection
  • Trademarks
  • Patent and Prior Art Searches
Priorities
  • Automation technology
  • Automatic control engineering
  • Sensors
  • Robotics and autonomous systems
  • Medical engineering, Biomedical engineering
  • Computer technology
vita
  • Studies in electrical engineering and information technology at the Technical University of Munich and at the École Supérieure Chimie Physique Électronique (CPE) of Lyon, France
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF

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Matthias Richter
Econo-Physicist

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
  • Validity and Infringement opinions
  • German and International Patent Disputes and Litigations
  • Patent and Prior Art Searches
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
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and Interntional Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings bevor the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination oft he Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
  • Cancelation 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
  • Trademarks
  • Patent and Prior Art Searches
Priorities
  • Mechanics
  • Automotive engineering
  • Computer technology
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
  • 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
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 SIEMENTS AG
  • German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Partner of EHF

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Dr. rer. nat. Martina Stork
Physicist

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
  • Validity and Infringement opinions
  • German and International Patent Disputes and Litigations
Priorities
  • Optoelectronic components
  • Biophysics
  • Physics of atomic and molecular interactions
  • Atomic force microscopy
  • Medical devices
vita
  • Studies in physics at the Technical University of Munich and in physics and mathematics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich
  • One-year scholarship at the University of Lund in Sweden at the Divison of Solid State Physics
  • Doctorate at the Chair for BioMolecular Optics, Department of Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF

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Maximilian Völkl
Mechanical Engineer

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
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

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