Torsten Hoormann (トーステン・ホールマン)




  • Active in industrial property law since 2009
  • Quality Management Consultant in China and Taiwan between 2000 and 2008
  • Employed at the machine tool laboratory (WZL) of RWTH Aachen from 1996 to 1999


  • Mechanical engineering studies with a focus on manufacturing technology at RWTH-Aachen
  • 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 Bremen and Munich as well as at the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) and the Federal Patent Court (BPatG) in Munich
  • Studied "Law for Patent Attorneys" at Fern University Hagen
  • Patent Attorney's Exam 2011, European Qualifying Examination 2012

Technical specialties

  • General mechanical engineering
  • Automotive technology
  • Battery technology
  • Conveyor technology
  • Medical technology
  • Regenerative energy technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Packaging technology

Legal fields

  • (patents) National and international application and examination procedures
  • Opposition and appeal proceedings
  • (patents) National nullity and infringement proceedings
  • National and international design patents (former designs)
  • "Freedom to Operate" (FTO) analyses
  • (trademarks) filing procedure
  • Strategic consulting "Intellectual Property"

Areas of activity in patent law

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


  • German
  • English
  • Mandarin
  • French


German Patent Attorneys' Association, EPI, GRUR.


  • Sports (fitness, golf, cycling, swimming, skating, scuba diving, tennis)
  • Technology (innovations, automation, meaningful and pointless gadgets)
  • Music
  • Politics