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As an optimist, for me there are no problems but tasks to be solved. And puzzling over the best solution is for me like being a researcher uncovering a secret.

Jürgen Feldmeier

Dipl.-Ing. (Univ.) Mechanical Engineering, Master of Laws
Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney,
European Trademark & Design Attorney

+49 89 69 39 21-0feldmeier@pruefer.eu

Professional career

BIOGRAPHY:
Jürgen Feldmeier has been a patent attorney since 1992 and has been the managing partner of Prüfer & Partner since 2001.
Prior to his training as a patent attorney, he gained practical experience at BMW Technik GmbH, Hurth and Convotherm.
He studied mechanical engineering with a focus on design and development at the TU Munich. He also acquired the Master of Laws (LL.M. European Intellectual Property).

LANGUAGES:
German (mother tongue), English (business fluent), French (basic knowledge)

Specialist areas of activity

ACTIVITIES:

  • application procedures for patents, trademarks, designs
  • litigation in patent, trademark and design issues
  • prosecution procedures at GPTO, EPO, FPC, EUIPO
  • participation in more than 100 litigation proceedings (infringement proceedings, nullity and opposition proceedings) before the patent offices and the courts of Munich, Düsseldorf, Mannheim and Hamburg, as well as the Higher Regional Court of Karlsruhe, the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf and the Federal Court of Justice

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Technical knowledge and experience in the fields of:

  • automotive technology
  • machine tools and components
  • precision engineering
  • mechanical components of all kinds
  • medical technology
  • sports equipment
  • mechatronic components, control and regulation technology
  • process engineering, especially in the food industry

Publications and memberships

Publications

“Protection and allowance for (industrial) intellectual property in European Community Law]

Memberships

epi – European Patent Institute
Chamber of Patent Attorneys
AIPPI – International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
FICPI – International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys
INTA – International Trademark Association
EPLIT – European Patent Litigators Association

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Curiosity and attentiveness are the foundation of all knowledge and progress

Markus Adamczyk

Dipl.-Inf.,
European and German Patent Attorney,
European Trademark and Design Attorney
Patent Attorney/Attorney-at-law

+49 89 69 39 21-0adamczyk@pruefer.eu

Professional career

BIOGRAPHY:
Markus Adamczyk has been a partner at Prüfer & Partner since 2009 and has been working there as a legal and patent attorney.
Prior to that, he worked for Mannesmann Pilotentwicklung/Vodafone Group R&D.
After studying law at the LMU Munich, he passed his legal internship at the Bavarian Higher Regional Court. In addition, he completed a computer science course with a minor in mechanical engineering.

LANGUAGES:
German (mother tongue), English, French (basic knowledge)

Specialist areas of activity

ACTIVITIES:

  • Patent infringement proceedings before regional court of Mannheim, Higher Regional Court Karlsruhe, Regional Court/Higher Regional Court Düsseldorf, Regional Court Munich I, Higher Regional Court Munich
  • Nullity proceedings and cancellation proceedings before the German Patent Office (DPMA), the German Federal Patent Court (BPatG), and the German Federal Court of Justice (BGH)
  • Filing, opposition and appeal proceedings before the German Patent and Trademark Office and the European Patent Office.
  • Infringement reports

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • computer-implemented inventions (software development, data bases, data network technology, cryptography and security systems, audio and video coding, search engines, user interfaces)
  • automotive technology (air-conditioning/compressors, exhaust systems, engine and system control, brake systems, airbags, chassis, sensors)
  • measurement and process technology (weighing systems, bulk transport, packaging)
  • mechatronics, precision engineering (print systems)
  • mechanical engineering (machine tool control, manipulator management, cable/tube layout)

Publications and memberships

Publications

No publications

Memberships

epi – European Patent Institute
Chamber of Patent Attorneys

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Those who do not invent disappear. Those who do not patent lose.
Erich Otto Häußer – President of the German Patent Office 1976 – 1995

Vinzenz Brauneck

Dipl.-Ing. Mechanical Engineering
Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney,
European Trademark and Design Attorney

+49 89 69 39 21-0brauneck@pruefer.eu

Professional career

BIOGRAPHY:
Mr Brauneck joined Prüfer & Partner in September 2016, and has been registered as a patent attorney since January 2021.
Prior to his work at Prüfer & Partner, Mr Brauneck gained several years of professional experience in project management at TESIS DYNAware GmbH. There, he worked in the complete vehicle development for BMW Efficient Dynamics. Among other things, he was responsible for the development of driving performance and fuel consumption prognoses, the operational strategy development for hybrid vehicles in simulation and testing and the further development of functionalities in the powertrain.
At the Technical University of Munich, he studied “Mechanical Engineering” with the subject modules “Motor Vehicle Technology” and “Combustion Engines”, and he graduated as a Dipl.-Ing. In addition, Mr Brauneck was able to deepen his expertise in the field of automatic control. During his studies, he completed industrial internships at BMW AG, IAV GmbH and at the Gear Research Centre at the TU Munich.

LANGUAGES:
German, English

Specialist areas of activity

ACTIVITIES:

  • Elaboration of patent applications
  • Participation in patent grant proceedings before the German Patent and Trademark Office as well as before the European Patent Office
  • Long-standing activities as a development engineer in the automotive industry

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • automotive technology
  • commercial vehicle technology
  • combustion engines
  • hybrid and electric vehicles
  • vehicle dynamics
  • mechanical engineering/mechanics
  • machine tools
  • mechatronics
  • electrical engineering
  • automatic control

Publications and memberships

Publications and memberships

No publications

Memberships

VDI – The Association of German Engineers

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If you put your mind to it, you can do it; If you do not, you cannot – that is true for all things. When something cannot be done, you are the one to blame for not putting your heart into it.
Uesugi Yozan (1751-1822)

Dr. Christian Einsel

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Phys., Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney

+49 89 69 39 21-0einsel@pruefer.eu

Professional career

BIOGRAPHY:
Dr. Christian Einsel has been working at Prüfer & Partner since 2006.
He trained as a patent attorney in Munich, is a European Patent Attorney and has already worked as a development engineer for production control systems at Siemens AG (Semiconductor Group), and Infineon Technologies AG.
After his doctorate at the Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel, he was employed as a research assistant at ARI (Center for Astronomy, University of Heidelberg).
He studied geophysics/physics at the Georg-August University Göttingen.

LANGUAGES:
German, English, Japanese (basic knowledge)

Specialist areas of activity

ACTIVITIES:

  • Patent applications: Drafting and prosecuting up to grant including appeal proceedings
  • Advice on licensing agreements
  • Participation in patent litigation (infringement, nullity and opposition proceedings), including: Brother ./. Pelikan

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • physics, in particular semiconductor crystals including photolithographic structuring and LEDs
  • construction physics, energy technology
  • optics (visual aids)
  • computers and peripherals, including printers (inkjet, laser, label printers)
  • automation (process control), process engineering and apparatus engineering, weighing technology
  • automotive engineering
  • metrology and network technology (including interfaces, connectors, cables)
  • generative layer construction methods including laser sintering and stereolithography
  • medical technology (including+B4 implants and surgical instruments)
  • EDP and software

Publications and memberships

Publications and memberships

Einsel et al., “Chemically consistent evolution of galaxies: broad band colours and Mg2”, Astronomy & Astrophysics 296 (1995), p. 347

Einsel et al., “Dynamical evolution of rotating stellar systems – I. Pre-collapse, equal-mass system”, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astron. Society 302 (1999), p. 81

Kim et al., “Dynamical evolution of rotating stellar systems – II. Post-collapse, equal-mass system”, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astron. Society 334 (2002), p.310

Memberships

Chamber of Patent Attorneys
epi – European Patent Institute
GRUR – German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and Copyright
DJJV – German-Japanese Association of Jurists
Examination Commission of Patent Attorneys (2009-2015)
Board of Trustees of the Aid Foundation of the Chamber of Patent Attorneys

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Patent processes are like puzzles – fun and complexity increase with the number of parts.

Dr. Ulrike Henneböhle

Dr.-Ing., Dipl.-Ing. (Univ.)
European Patent Attorney

+49 89 69 39 21-0henneboehle@pruefer.eu

Professional career

BIOGRAPHY: Dr. Ulrike Henneböhle has been working in the field of intellectual property since 2006 and became European Patent Attorney in 2010 amd has been working as European Patent Attorney at Prüfer & Partner since 2017.
She worked as head of intellectual property for TRUMPF Medizin Systeme GmbH + Co. KG prior joining Prüfer & Partner. Until 2011 she also worked several years for TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH + Co. KG in the field of IP.
Frau Dr. Henneböhle studied mechanical engineering with a major in production technologies at the RWTH Aachen. She holds a PhD degree from the RWTH Aachen in cooperation with EADS Deutschland GmbH.

LANGUAGES:
German, English

Specialist areas of activity

ACTIVITIES:

  • Patent prosecution
  • Opposition and appeal proceedings
  • Infringement and validity opinions

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Production technology, in particular joining technologies
  • Laser technologies and processes
  • Generative processes
  • Medical engineering
  • Aerospace technology (processes and materials)

Publications and memberships

Publications and memberships

No publications

Memberships

epi – European Patent Institute

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I simply enjoy creatively putting new ideas into words.

Willibald Hiemer

Dipl.-Ing. (Univ.) Mechanical Engineering
Patent Professional

+49 89 69 39 21-0hiemer@pruefer.eu

Professional career

BIOGRAPHY:
Willibald Hiemer has been working for Prüfer & Partner since 2008. Prior to that, he was employed in the medical technology industry as a representative for Regulatory Affairs and Patents at KREUZER GmbH + Co. oHG and TRUMPF Medizin Systeme GmbH + Co. KG. Willibald Hiemer also worked as a development engineer in the automotive supply industry at Webasto AG Fahrzeugtechnik and Webasto Karosseriesysteme GmbH.
He studied general mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Munich.

LANGUAGES:
German, English

Specialist areas of activity

ACTIVITIES:

  • patent applications (including opposition and appeal proceedings) before the DPMA and the EPO
  • opposition proceedings against third party patents
  • FTO investigations

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • patent applications and issue procedures in the fields of:
    • medical technology
    • machine tools
    • automotive engineering
    • electrical equipment
    • general mechanical engineering

Publications and memberships

Publications

No publications

Memberships

No memberships

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Never stop asking.
Albert Einstein

Alexander Lehmann

Dipl.-Phys. (Univ.), Master of Laws
Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney,
European Trademark & Design Attorney

+49 89 69 39 21-0lehmann@pruefer.eu

Professional career

BIOGRAPHY:
Alexander Lehmann has been working in intellectual property law since 1991, as a patent attorney since 1995 and as a partner at Prüfer & Partner since 2008. Before training to be a patent attorney, he gained practical experience in the automobile industry. He studied physics at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and gained his Master of Laws (LL.M.) in European intellectual property law at the University of Hagen.

LANGUAGES:
German (mother tongue), English (business fluent), French (basic knowledge)

Specialist areas of activity

ACTIVITIES:

  • Filing and examination processes for patents, trademarks, designs (registered designs)
  • litigation procedures in patent, trademark and design matters (appeal, opposition, cancellation, nullity, invalidity and infringement proceedings)
  • representation of clients before the German Patent and Trademark Office, the European Patent Office, the Federal Patent Court, the Federal Supreme Court (in nullity proceedings), the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
  • Cooperation in IP litigation proceedings before the German civil courts
  • expert opinions
  • (licence) contracts and agreement

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • mechanical engineering and mechanics of all kinds
  • automotive technology
  • electrical engineering, electro-mechanics
  • physics (including optics and semiconductor technology)
  • power engineering and energy technology

Publications and memberships

Publications and memberships

No publications

Memberships

Chamber of German Patent Attorneys
Federal Association of German Patent Attorneys
VPP – Association of Intellectual Property Experts
epi – European Patent Institute
FICPI – International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys
INTA – International Trademark Association

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Only through individual protection of intellectual property it is possible to secure the fruit of the innovativeness of future-oriented companies.

Thomas Peppmeier

M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering
Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney,
European Trademark & Design Attorney

+49 89 69 39 21-0peppmeier@pruefer.eu

Professional career

BIOGRAPHY: Mr. Peppmeier worked for Prüfer & Partner from November 2017 until February 2021, where he underwent the training to become a German and European Patent Attorney. Since March 2021, he has been registered as a patent attorney and supports Prüfer & Partner as a cooperation partner.
Before joining Prüfer & Partner he participated in the global graduate program for design and engineering of paper machines of the engineering company Voith GmbH. Additionally he gained practical experience at Robert Bosch GmbH and MTU Aero Engines AG in the field of production technology and CAD/CAM-Engineering.
During his studies of mechanical process engineering at TU Darmstadt, he was able to deepen his knowledge in the field of automotive technology, control engineering and process engineering. In both his bachelor and master thesis, Mr. Peppmeier discussed different aspects of kinetic energy storage systems.

LANGUAGES:
German, English, Spanish

Specialist areas of activity

ACTIVITIES:

  • Elaboration of patent applications, conducting prior art searches, FTO-searches
  • Patent prosecution and opposition proceedings at the German Patent and Trademark Office and at the European Patent Office

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • mechanical engineering
  • control engineering
  • mechatronic systems
  • automotive technology
  • combustion engines
  • process engineering
  • paper machines
  • paper technology
  • CAD/CAM-engineering

Publications and memberships

Publications and memberships

No publications

Memberships

No memberships

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The only boundary for what you can achieve is the scope of your dreams and your readiness to work hard to make them come true.
Michelle Obama

Stephanie Pfaller

Attorney-at-Law (Germany), Business Mediator

+49 89 69 39 21-0pfaller@pruefer.eu

Professional career

BIOGRAPHY:
Stephanie Pfaller has been working at Prüfer & Partner since her admittance to the bar in September 2021. She studied law at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. Stephanie Pfaller completed her legal traineeship at the Higher Regional Court (OLG) Munich.

LANGUAGES:
German, English, French (basic knowledge)

Specialist areas of activity

ACTIVITIES:

  • Filing and enforcement of trademarks
  • Implementation of application strategies in trademark matters
  • Litigation support (Trademarks / Patents / competition law (UWG))

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Trademark law
  • Competition law (UWG)

Publications and memberships

Publications

No publications

Memberships

Chamber of Attorneys-at-Law Munich JurAlumni – Association of Alumni and Friends of the Legal Faculty of the LMU Munich

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Bringing patents to grant is more enthralling than any detective story.

Bernhard Scheuvens

Dipl.-Ing. Electrical Engineering
European Patent Attorney

+49 89 69 39 21-0scheuvens@pruefer.eu

Professional career

BIOGRAPHY:
Bernhard Scheuvens has been working at Prüfer & Partner in intellectual property rights protection since 2002 and has been a European Patent Attorney since 2006.
Prior to that, he pursued a teaching career and was also involved in electronics development and documentation.
He studied electrical engineering at RWTH Aachen University.

LANGUAGES:
German, English, French, Italian, Spanish

Specialist areas of activity

ACTIVITIES:

  • Preparation of new applications and notices of opposition
  • Responding to office actions and oppositions
  • Oral proceedings

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Patent granting, opposition and appeal proceedings in the fields of:
    • automotive engineering
    • machine tools and components
    • precision engineering, mechanical components of all kinds
    • medical technology,
    • sports equipment,
    • mechatronic components, control and feedback control systems
    • process engineering in particular in the food industry

Publications and memberships

Publications and memberships

No publications

Memberships

epi – European Patent Institute

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