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Lutz Kietzmann, LL.M.

Partner
German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
Mechanical Engineer

Lutz Kietzmann is deeply familiar with a wide range of hydraulic and pneumatic systems, automotive, transmission and forming technologies, construction engineering, measuring and control technologies as well as software-implemented inventions in these areas. He has particular expertise in the fields of renewable energies, mainly wind power. Most of his work relates to German and European intellectual property protection, in particular patent applications as well as opposition and infringement proceedings.

Career

Since 2003

Partner, shareholder and managing director at Maiwald

Since 2002

Patent attorney at Maiwald

2000-2001

Patent attorney trainee at Maiwald

1996-2000

Patent engineer for an industrial group

Education

2002

Admitted to practice as European patent attorney

2002

Admitted to practice as German patent attorney

2000-2002

Studied law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen

1995-1996

Studied intellectual property law at the Humboldt University of Berlin

1990-1995

Studied mechanical engineering at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg and Jyväskylä Institute of Technology

Services
  • Patent prosecution and portfolio management
  • Filing strategies and drafting patent applications
  • Freedom-to-operate and validity analysis
  • Opposition and nullity proceedings
  • Patent litigation
Publications
  • The underrated alternative ground, Managing Intellectual Property, 08/2017
Memberships
  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • epi
  • AIPLA
  • INTA
  • VPP
  • FICPI
  • BWE
Languages

German, English