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Andreas Vogel (安德烈亚斯∙福格尔)




  • Active in industrial property protection since the 1990s
  • Member of Examination Committee III of the European Patent Office for the European Qualifying Examination (EQE) since 2005
  • Lecturer at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum in the field of Intellectual Property
  • Continuously holds lectures in the USA and Japan on various topics of patent law, including the specifics of European patent law, optimization of US or JP patent applications for German or European subsequent applications, on the protection of software-related inventions


  • Mechanical engineering studied with a focus on process engineering, diploma thesis in the field of energy technology at the Ruhr University Bochum
  • Studied "Economics for Engineers" at the Ruhr University Bochum
  • Studied "Law for Patent Attorneys" at Fern University Hagen
  • Trained as a German and European patent attorney as well as a German and European trademark and design lawyer in an internationally active patent law firm in Cologne as well as at the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA)
  • Studied „European Patent Litigator“ at the University Politecnico di Milano (Polimi)

Technical specialties

  • Mechanical engineering, automotive engineering, process engineering
  • Optics
  • Medical technology
  • Telecommunication
  • IOT, AI and machine learning

Legal fields

  • National and international registration and examination procedures
  • Extensive experience in opposition and appeal proceedings
  • Litigation, national annulment and infringement proceedings
  • National and international designs
  • Freedom to Operate analysis
  • Injury analysis
  • Strategic Consulting Intellectual Property
  • Monetary patent valuation on the basis of DIN77100

Patent law activities / Foreign activities

  • Unitary Patent, Unified Patent Court (EU)
  • European Patent Law
  • Japanese patent law
  • Chinese Patent Law


  • German
  • English
  • Spanish


  • Course: Intellectual Property: Patenting in the Ing.-Wiss., lecture for students and doctoral students of natural and engineering sciences at the Ruhr University Bochum
  • Annual lectures on current changes in European patent law at home and abroad
  • In-house training on European patent law



  • Endurance sports (Triathlon, Marathon)
  • Tennis, Golf