• Key areas

Our main areas of practice at a glance

Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics

Your contact person: DIPL.-PHYS. ASTRID SCHWERTFEGER

Mechanical Engineering, mechanics and its related fields are traditionally areas in which a great number of inventions are made by innovative companies. We support you as the inventor and/or your company with our technical background knowledge in the field of mechanical engineering, for example, in the areas of plant engineering, automotive engineering, aeronautical engineering, energy technology, production and process engineering, environmental engineering, fabrication technology, or electromechanics.

As patent attorneys, in comparison to lawyers, we successfully completed university-level programs in engineering or the natural sciences before pursuing our basic legal studies and have practical experience which will be useful in your field.

Profit from our experience and our knowledge. Optimally make an appointment for a personal interview so that we can introduce ourselves and advise you about your options for obtaining intellectual property (IP) rights.

Civil Engineering / Environmental Technology

Your contact person: DIPL.-PHYS. ASTRID SCHWERTFEGER

Structural engineering and civil engineering are fields that we have traditionally dealt with for many decades. Innovations and patents covering the entire construction sector, including new construction machinery, bridge construction, tunnel engineering, water management and settling technology, as well as building physics and building chemistry, are important fields of activity for our firm, which was founded in 1927.

Profit from our experience and our knowledge. Optimally make an appointment for a personal interview so that we can introduce ourselves and advise you about your options for obtaining IP rights.

Process Engineering / Bioengineering

Your contact person: DR. RER. NAT. DIPL.-BIOL. CHRISTIAN KELLER

Apart from production processes for new substances or combinations of substances, application processes can also receive patent protection. These include all mechanical, thermal, and chemical processes, for example, in the area of waste water technology, the food and beverage industry, production technology, viticulture, or environmental engineering.

Apart from the classical engineering fields, biological process engineering in particular is a key focus of our work. This includes:

  • industrial biotechnology with the use of enzymes and non-enzymatic catalysts,
  • medical biotechnology with the production of, e.g., active substances, antibodies, diagnostic agents, or vaccines,
  • plant biotechnology,
  • environmental biotechnology in which, for example, enzymes and microorganisms are used for the treatment of drinking water, waste
    water, air emissions, waste materials, or waste gases, and
  • marine biotechnology with its application-oriented utilization of marine microorganisms.

Profit from our experience and our knowledge. Optimally make an appointment for a personal interview so that we can introduce ourselves and advise you about your options for obtaining IP rights.

Life Sciences, Biotechnology & Medical Technology

Your contact person: DR. RER. NAT. DIPL.-BIOL. CHRISTIAN KELLER

The Life Sciences with all its diciplines, biotechnology, medical technology, diagnostics and the pharma sector have been core areas of our firm for many years. The required investment and development time for innovations in these sectors are usually very considerable. Protecting innovations stemming from research for later marketing or for strategic reasons competently and professionally is all the more important.

Patent attorney Dr. Christian Keller, who holds a PhD in molecular biology, is ready to assist you in these fields. He not only knows the processes used in biological and pharmacological research and industry, but also has the necessary experience and professional education to competently handle topics in these areas. This includes IP rights and innovations, for example, in the fields of molecular biology, genetic engineering, diagnostics, pharmacology, medicine, medical technology, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology plant biotechnology, and chemistry. One expertise of the firm are biopharmaceutics, including biologics such as bioidenticals and biosimilars. Furthermore, inventions in the field of personalised medicine gain more and more importance.

 

Competition Analysis & Strategy Planning

Your contact person: DR. RER. NAT. DIPL.-BIOL. CHRISTIAN KELLER

The transformation of R&D results into a marketable process or product is not simple and represents a long and often steep road with many obstacles that must be overcome. For example, potential investors, the right consultants, and financial and strategic partners must be found to implement the project.

Young companies in particular at the beginning generally have only limited financial means, which must be used with caution. We represent you in negotiations with large corporations or potential cooperation partners. We support you here, for example, in patent assessments, IP transfers, or license negotiations or we provide advice on employee invention rights, whether you are an employer or employee.

Where do you stand relative to the competition? What makes your business concept stand out from other companies? We examine the IP situation for you, analyze competitors and their IP rights, and assess the patentability of your own innovation. We develop strategies on how you can place your innovation on the market as a product or trademark without infringing the rights of third parties. Having your own IP protection is not always necessary to achieve this.

Profit from our experience and our knowledge. Optimally make an appointment for a personal interview so that we can introduce ourselves and advise you about your options for obtaining IP rights.

We make time for your needs and for the future of your company!
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Contact

Patent attorneys Dr. Keller, Schwertfeger Partnerschaft mbB

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