M. Sc. M. Sc. Kai D. Klein




• Active in industrial property since 2015
• Professional experience in construction and R&D in the fields of tools and plant engineering in Germany and the USA.


• Studied mechanical engineering with a focus on applied mechanics and construction and automation technology at the Ruhr University Bochum; Master's thesis in the field of plasticity under dynamic loads, awarded with the Multiphase Technology Award 2014.
• Further Master's degree in Sales Engineering & Product Management at the Ruhr University Bochum.

Technical specialties

• General mechanical engineering
• Toolmaking
• Plant construction
• Automotive technology
• Process engineering

Legal fields

• National and international patent application and examination procedures
• Opposition and appeal proceedings
• Freedom-to-operate analysis
• Injury reports, legal resistance reports
• National designs and international designs
• Trademark law
• Employee invention law

Patent law activities

• German patent law
• European patent law
• Chinese patent law


• German
• English


• In-house training on Chinese patent law
• Inventor advice at the Information Centre for Technology and Patents (ITP), TU-Dortmund; Advising start-ups and founders on intellectual property


VDI, EPI, German Patent Attorneys' Association


• Endurance sports
• Tennis, Badminton
• Travel and political events