Patent Attorney Mechanics

The company is in a good position, it has a patent for ...” Such or similar sentences can frequently be read in the business press, why? A patent is a monopoly right which gives the proprietor of the patent a right that only the proprietor may use the invention protected by the patent. The proprietor can also decide to grant a licence to the patent to a third party and receive income for this in the form of licence fees.


It is worth applying for a patent?

You have made an invention and are toying with the idea of a patent application. Is it worth going down this route? With my knowledge and experience from more than 25 years of professional activity as a patent attorney located in Munich, I can assist and support you with this question.

Udo Söllner, LL.M., Patent Attorney

Apply for a patent with the assistance of an experienced patent attorney

As your patent attorney I provide you with


the necessary transparency in the search process and


the official examination of the patent application on your way to the granted patent and


take care of the patent even after granting in the defence against possibly


an opposition or an annulment proceedings. 

picture left: V2 Motorcycle engine     Picture right: motorcycle with air filter element integrated in the fuel tank
picture left: V2 Motorcycle engine
picture right: motorcycle with air filter element integrated in the fuel tank

The patent application therefore forms the fundamental basis for the success of actually obtaining a patent which does justice to the invention.

German Patent Office in Zweibrückenstraße in Munich
German Patent Office in Zweibrückenstraße in Munich
European Patent Office in the centre of Munich
European Patent Office in the centre of Munich

Patent - whether this be in Germany, in the European Union or abroad outside the EU 

There are several possibilities for protecting an invention by a patent, which can be sought out according to the particular requirement. Patent protection for Germany is possible by a German Patent, protection for the invention in the European Union can be achieved by a  European Patent and it is also possible to obtain protection for the invention by patents based on an International Patent Application for other countries outside Europe.


The official examination process

Following preparation of the patent application, the application must pass through the official examination process and if it emerges here that an essential aspect of the invention has not been adequately included in the application, this can be a disadvantage since once the application has been filed at the Patent Office, nothing can be added to it. The patent right creates the bridge from the idea about the invention to an economically valuable property right.

I work out in conversation with the applicant, that is, you, which type of application is the correct one. Please contact me.



Here  you can find two examples of my procedure for building up patent protection for my clients.

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