Dipl.-Phys., Patent attorney, Senior IP Counsel
Hermann Kahlhöfer advises clients in patent law, in particular in the fields of electrical engineering, medical technology and physics. He has been working in the field of intellectual property for more than 40 years and has extensive experience in the field of national and international patent prosecution procedures and patent infringement matters as well as in the development and exploitation of intellectual property portfolios.
After completing two years of military service with a special emphasis on telecommunication, Hermann Kahlhöfer was accepted by Bonn University where he studied astronomy and physics. At the same time he attended lectures on law at Bonn and Cologne University, which made him consider a career as a patent engineer. Following his studies, he worked in the patent departments of various companies (Interatom GmbH, Siemens AG and their subsidiaries). He was admitted as a European Patent Attorney in 1985 and has been a patent assessor since 1990. Following the German patent attorney examination, he assumed leading functions as a partner in patent law firms in Düsseldorf since 1994.
He is co-founder of karo IP Patentanwälte Kahlhöfer Rößler Kreuels PartG mbB.
Advising and representing German and international clients in the field of protection of industrial property rights, in particular with regard to obtaining, defending and implementing technical property rights and to establishing a portfolio of property rights in Europe, the US and Asia as well as with regard to their use, in particular on the basis of cooperations and license agreements.
Exhaust treatment, catalytic converters and exhaust systems for combustion engines, textile machines; production and application of technical gases; power generation, turbines and generators, nuclear physics, nuclear power plants, machine building, alloys, plant supervision, control engineering, telecommunications, medical engineering.