Kai Kuhlmann
Grad. Degrees in Engineering and Industrial Engineering

Patent Attorney, European Patent, Trademark and Design Attorney
Partner


Profile

Experience

  • Active in industrial property protection since the end of the 1990s
  • Research activities for the Chair of Process Engineering and Energy Engineering
  • In-depth knowledge of the intellectual property rights strategy of a large company due to several years of work in the patent department of Siemens AG
  • Training of patent attorneys
  • Member of committees of national and international industrial companies for the assessment of invention reports as well as the assessment and execution of intellectual property proceedings at home and abroad

Qualification

  • Mechanical engineering studies with a focus on process engineering and energy technology, diploma thesis in industry in the field of energy technology
  • Studied Economics for Engineers at the Ruhr University Bochum
  • 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 as well as at the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) and federal patent court (BPatG)
  • Studied "Law for Patent Attorneys" at Fern University Hagen

Technical specialties

  • General mechanical engineering, automotive technology, drive technology
  • Manufacturing technology
  • Placement technology
  • Safety technology / respiratory protection
  • Wind turbines
  • Installation switchgear technology
  • Optics and lighting technology
  • Medical technology / imaging techniques
  • Household appliance technology
  • Telecommunications technology

Legal fields

  • National and international application and examination procedures for trademarks, design rights, patents and utility models
  • Opposition and appeal proceedings at the DPMA / EPO
  • National annulment and infringement proceedings
  • Freedom to Operate analysis
  • Injury reports / elaboration of circumvention options
  • Evaluation of intellectual property rights (especially in the M/A process)
  • Holistic support and advice for companies in industrial property
  • Worldwide IP applications including examination and grant procedures

Patent law activities

  • German patent law
  • European patent law

Languages

  • German
  • English

Memberships

German Patent Attorneys' Association, EPI, Federal Association of German Patent Attorneys, VPP

Interests

  • Owner of a mountain bike team incl. participation in races
  • Basketball
  • Ice hockey
  • Travel