Technical Fields

We have many years of experience in resolving, accompanying and defending intellectual property rights for technical inventions. You will find details of selected technical areas listed below.

Engineering

Engineering

The development of applications in mechanical engineering requires the precise formulation of the respective technical conditions and therefore a special linguistic skill. In this regard, it first needs to be taken into account that any possible well-known term could unnecessarily restrict the later scope of protection with respect to patent law, as it may not include the required additional features. Secondly, generally accepted terms are often lacking. Our task, therefore, is to find the most suitable formulation in relation, which primarily does not unnecessarily restrict the later scope of protection and, secondly, defines the invention with respect to the previously known prior art.

Additionally, some interpretations of formulations could change owing to continuously evolving case-law, which should also be taken into account when drafting the application. Here, we do not only have European and German law in mind, but we also know the possible legal opinion in other countries, so that the best possible protection can be achieved there as well.
Process Engineering

Process Engineering

Process engineering is about the technical and economic implementation of any process in which materials are changed by type, property and composition. A particular challenge with regard to patent law is the precise formulation of the steps necessary for implementing a new invention. Here, we also pay particular attention to the protection of individual components in a system necessary for the implementation of processes, as an exclusive protection of the entire system may cause some problems. For example, it may possibly be difficult to proceed against a competitor selling individual components, but not the whole system, when only the whole system is protected.
Optics

Optics

Over the years, the field of optics has undergone a certain change and, in the meantime, has also found its way into the field of data transmission. Therefore, in this technical field as well, a certain interconnection with neighboring fields, such as telecommunications, plays an important role. Thus, the independent protection of all individual elements specific to the invention has to be paid attention to. We are look forward to assisting you with our long-term experience in the field of optics.
Food Technology

Food Technology

Inventions in the field of food technology present particular challenges to the skills of the patent attorney developing a respective patent application. Often, a detailed knowledge of several independent technical areas such as thermodynamics, process engineering and/or mechanical engineering is required to understand and grasp the invention sufficiently. In this highly complex technical field, we are also able to assist you by formulating an appropriate patent application due to our many years of experience.
Materials Technology

Materials Technology

Materials technology concentrates on material development related to engineering, and the corresponding processing method and operating behavior of the components in use. Here, in particular, considering the structural design of the materials and their mechanical, physical and chemical characteristics, depending on this design, play an important role. This includes the characterization, development, production, and processing of construction and functional materials, such as functional and structural ceramics.

Therefore, any successful patent in this area requires special attention when being drafted, because the field of materials technology provides for strong leverage in terms of implementing research results into innovations relevant on the market. At the same time, materials engineering as an interdisciplinary science has a far-reaching effect on technical integration, as it takes results from neighboring subject areas and is interrelated with them. Therefore, a knowledge of mechanics, construction, production technology, and process engineering is required specifically for drafting a patent application in the field of materials technology.
Telecommunications

Telecommunications

Usually, telecommunication comprises the exchange of data using electrical engineering, electronics and wireless technology. Since, in an increasingly networked world, data exchange is becoming more and more important, telecommunication facilities form an integral part of today's infrastructure. Therefore, the key feature of developing patents in this area is both to adapt the patent strategy of a company to the marketing strategy of its competitors, and to align the patents to current and future technical standards.
Plastics Technology and Processing

Plastics Technology and Processing

Plastics technology concentrates on the application of the physical, chemical, biological, and physiological properties of plastics and has emerged from process engineering as an independent branch. Plastics processing includes the production of moldings, semi-finished products, fibers, or plastic films supplied by the chemical industry. In plastics processing, therefore, shaping methods, such as injection molding or extrusion, forming methods for thermoplastics, and joining methods, such as welding and gluing, are particularly important.

As plastics have increasingly found their way into more commercial areas, drafting claims in this field, especially with regard to the later application of possibilities, presents a special challenge. Owing to our vast experience with clients working in the field of plastics processing and plastic technology, we are certainly familiar with the challenges.
Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Originally, electrical engineering was split into heavy current engineering and low current engineering. Nowadays, heavy current engineering is part of energy and drive engineering, whereas low current engineering is now part of communications engineering. Other sub-fields include the electrical measurement and automation technology, and electronics. The transitions between the different areas are fluid, and almost all of today's processes and installations are either operated electrically, or run significantly by electric devices and control systems.

The independent protection of all individual elements in the invention is highly important, especially in the field of electrical engineering. Independent patent claims directed towards an overall system alone may cause problems if rights against a competitor that is only manufacturing or selling individual components of the overall system are to be enforced. We support you in doing so with our vast experience.
Automotive and Drive Technology

Automotive and Drive Technology

Automotive technology concentrates on the comprehensive consideration of the conception, construction, simulation and operation of the vehicle as a whole, as well as its individual components. Drive technology generally concentrates on technical systems for generating motion by power transmission. From the patent point of view in these two areas, as well, both the precise formulation of the subject matter of the invention and the guarantee of sufficient scope of protection present a challenge to the patent attorney.
Medical Engineering

Medical Engineering

The field of medical engineering is one of the largest and fastest growing technical fields for new patent applications. In this area, we provide long-term experience with inventions from the widest variety of fields in medical engineering. Especially when developing new applications, a detailed knowledge of the relevant jurisprudence for therapeutic, diagnostic and surgical procedures, all of which we are deeply acquainted with, is required.
Manufacturing Technology

Manufacturing Technology

Manufacturing technology refers to the commercial production of work-pieces from given raw materials according to predefined geometric determinants (within certain tolerances) and the assembly of the same to produce functional products. Therefore, manufacturing technology mainly concentrates on manufacturing methods, the respective machine tools, and the corresponding production measurement technologies.

In addition to the tools required for production, patents in this field should also therefore include the respective manufacturing methods. In this way, as comprehensive a protection as possible is achieved for our clients by always making sure we adjust the patent application’s scope of protection to their specific needs.

  • Engineering
  • Process Engineering
  • Optics
  • Food Technology
  • Materials Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Plastics Technology and Processing
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Automotive and Drive Technology
  • Medical Engineering
  • Manufacturing Technology