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engel patentanwaltskanzlei
marktplatz 6
98527 suhl - germany

www.engel-patent.com
office@engel-patent.com
fon: +49 [3681] 7977-0
fax: +49 [3681] 7977-99

christoph k. engel
- dipl.-ing. 1, 3, 4

susann reinhardt 2, 5

marco rittermann
- dr.-ing. dipl.-ing. 1, 3, 4

1 patent attorney
2 attorney at law
3 european patent attorney
4 europ. trademark + design attorney
5 specialized lawyer for the protection of intellectual property rights

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team

Christoph K. Engel christoph k. engel
patentanwalt (patent attorney)
diplom-ingenieur
european patent attorney
european trademark and design attorney
mediator

Christoph K. Engel was born on January 1st, 1966 in Suhl/Thuringia. He lives together with his wife and his two children in Suhl.

Mr. Engel studied automation engineering and technical cybernetics with respect to process measuring technology, sensor technology and laser measurement at the Technische Universität Ilmenau. He worked for his diploma thesis at the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (Berlin) to the topic of high temperature strain sensors. Afterwards he began his apprenticeship as patent attorney trainee with the patent lawyers' association and worked at a supra-regional office located at Munich/Landshut.

Christoph K. Engel took the German and the European patent attorneys' examinations. Furthermore, he qualified for mediator in the range of industrial property right. Mr. Engel advises on all questions of industrial property right. Regularly, he represents our clients at the following authorities and courts:

  • German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO)
  • European Patent Office (EPO)
  • Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM)
  • World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO)
  • Regional and Higher Regional Courts (participation on disputes)
  • Federal Patent Court
  • Federal Court of Justice (proceedings under § 3 II no. 3 PatAnwO)

Besides his professional activities Mr. Engel gives lectures and seminars in cooperation with the Technical University Ilmenau, the Chamber of Commerce and further educational institutions.

memberships

patent lawyers' association www.patentanwalt.de
epi - Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office www.patentepi.com
FICPI - Federation Internationale Conseils En Propriete Industrielle www.ficpi.org
GRUR - German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property www.grur.de
Federal Association of German Patent Attorneys www.bundesverband-patentanwaelte.de
Lions Club Suhl - Zella-Mehlis www.lions.de/suhl-zella-mehlis

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Susann Reinhardt susann reinhardt
attorney at law
specialized lawyer for the protection of intellectual property rights

Ms. Reinhardt studied law at the Friedrich Schiller Universität in Jena. She graduated her legal clerkship at the Regional Court Erfurt. Afterwards, Ms. Reinhardt took postgraduate studies in business law at the Institute for German, European and International Business Law in Bielefeld.

Since December 2006, Ms. Reinhardt has been employed as attorney in our office. She is responsable for the work on special legal questions, especially in the range of trademark and design law as well as contract law and legal disputes. Ms. Reinhardt's substantiated legal knowledge is helpful with the treatment of borderline cases arising because of the interface between the classical fields of patent attorneys' activities and the conventional fields of lawyers activities.

memberships

Bar association Thüringen www.rechtsanwaltskammer-thueringen.de

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Marco Rittermann dr.-ing. marco rittermann
patentanwalt (patent attorney)
diplom-ingenieur
european patent attorney
european trademark and design attorney

Mr. Rittermann earned a diploma in electrical engineering in the field of electronic media engineering from Technische Unversität Ilmenau. After that, he served as scientific assistant at the Institute of Media Technology of that university. His research lay in the coding and quality assessment of three-dimensional video objects. Furthermore, he dealt with audio-visual application systems according to MPEG-4. After a successful conclusion of his research work, he earned a doctorate (Dr.-Ing.) in engineering science from Technische Unversität Ilmenau.

Mr. Rittermann has joined our patent law firm in 2005. From 2006 to 2009 he graduated training in the area of the industrial property rights. Mr. Rittermann has the authorisation to the german patent attorney and to the european patent attorney.

memberships

patent lawyers' association www.patentanwalt.de
epi - Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office www.patentepi.com

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Kathrin Herold kathrin herold
diplom-ingenieurin
fachinformatorin

Ms. Herold studied electrical engineering with respect to automation and systems engineering at the Technische Universität Ilmenau. Afterwards, she worked as scientific assistant at the Technische Universität Ilmenau and at the Thuringian Institute of Textile and Plastics research in Rudolstadt. Additionally to her professional activities, Ms. Herold graduated a professional improvement on the field of economic and professional information.

Ms. Herold has been employed as patent engineer since September 2003. She is responsible for the processing of affairs concerning industrial property right as well as for the research in patent and further specialised databases.

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Silvia Engel silvia engel
engineer

After a training as tracer, Ms. Engel studied mechanical engineering at the Ingenieurschule für Maschinenbau in Schwerin. Afterwards, she worked in construction departments of different branches, so that she possesses a consolidated knowledge in this area.

Since 1996 Ms. Engel has been involved in the office together with her husband. Currently, she is responsible for controlling combining her technical expert knowledge with the additionally gained accounting knowledge.

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Jessica Linke jessica linke
patentanwaltsfachangestellte (IP paralegal)

Since 2002, Ms. Linke has been a member of our team. After her A-levels, she began with her training as paralegal finished successfully in summer 2005.

Particularily, she is responsible for the administration of foreign property rights and the formal correspondence with our clients.

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Katrin Hoefler katrin höfler
patentanwaltsfachangestellte (IP paralegal)

Ms. Höfler has been employed in our office since 2002 and gained the specific knowledge which is necessary for the work in a patent attorney's office. Subsequent to her A-levels, she began her triannual training as paralegal finished in summer 2005.

Ms. Höfler manages the workflow, the formal correspondence with our clients as well as the administration of property rights.

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Daniela Matz daniela matz
patentanwaltsfachangestellte (IP paralegal)

After passing her A-levels, Ms. Matz began her training as paralegal at our office in August 2005 and finished it successfully in summer 2008.

Particularly, she is responsible for the administration of foreign property rights and the formal correspondence with our clients.

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