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Klaus Hinkelmann

Klaus Hinkelmann is owner of Patentanwaltskanzlei Hinkelmann. He has studied chemistry and mathematics at the University of Freiburg, Germany, and obtained a Ph.D. with a work on electrically conductive polymers. Thereafter he spent a post-doctorate year at the University of California in Santa Barbara, USA. From 1989 to 2000 he worked in the patent department of BASF AG. During this time he was trainee in U.S. and Japanese IP law firms. Based in Japan, he represented BASF’s patent department in East Asia from 1995 to 1998.

Mr. Hinkelmann deals primarily in patent and trademark law. His technical experience includes the fields of polymers, optical recording media, toners, adhesives, hygiene products, household appliances, foamed materials, optics, organic batteries, automotive components and displays.

In addition, Mr. Hinkelmann has a sound knowledge of Japanese patent and trademark law. He authored the standard work „Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz in Japan – Patente, Marken, Gebrauchsmuster, Geschmacksmuster und Know-how” (Legal Protection of Industrial Property in Japan, Patents, Trademarks, Utility Models, Designs, and Know How) and is author and co-author of numerous other publications and books in this area. Mr. Hinkelmann also frequently lectures on these topics.

Competences with IP Advocates:
Attack and Defense of Patents, Trademarks, Designs
Designs
Drafting and Filing of Patent, Trademark, Design Applications
Employees Inventions in Germany
Infringement and Assertion of Patents, Trademarks, Designs
Know-How
Licence Contracts and Cooperation Agreements
Marks
Patent and Trademark Strategies
Patents and Utility Models
Research and Development Agreements

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