Management

Leading – The managing team at EHF

The firm is managed by eleven patent attorneys. 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
  • 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.-Ing. Alexander Fuchs
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
  • Validity and Infringement opinions
  • German and International Patent Disputes and Litigations
  • Freedom-To-Operate Opinions
Priorities
  • Semiconductor process technology
  • Microsystems technology
  • Sensors
  • Passive components
  • Mechanics

Member of the examining board for paralegals

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
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
Priorities
  • Electrical and electronic systems
  • Control Systems
  • Communication Technology
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Image processing
  • Sensors
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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
  • 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
Priorities
  • Optoelectronic components and process technology
  • Semiconductor physics
  • Surface physics, physics of soft matter, materials science, biophysics
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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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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