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Lutz Kietzmann


German Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney

Mechanical Engineer

Lutz is deeply familiar with a wide range of hydraulic and pneumatic systems, automotive, transmission and forming technologies, industrial automation, especially robotics, electrification, 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..

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

Admitted to practice as European patent attorney
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

  • Patent prosecution and portfolio management
  • Filing strategies and drafting patent applications
  • Freedom-to-operate and validity analysis
  • Opposition and nullity proceedings
  • Patent litigation

  • Recommended in Handelsblatt | Best Lawyers „Deutschlands Beste Anwälte" 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024
  • Recommended in Legal 500 EMEA 2022, 2023, 2024
  • Recommended in Legal 500 Deutschland 2022, 2023, 2024
  • Recommended in IAM Patent 1000 “World’s Leading Patent Professionals” 2023

  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • epi
  • INTA
  • VPP
  • BWE

  • German
  • English