Our Law Office
Individual expert advice and support in all areas of intellectual property law
Our patent attorneys advise and represent you and your enterprise in all aspects of the protection of your inventions, ideas, and developments. The scope of activities of the patent law firm Dr. Stoffregen encompasses all areas of intellectual property law. We provide you with advice for your individual interests and together with you work out a plan to safeguard your intellectual property using patents, utility models, trademarks, or designs.
In obtaining and enforcing your rights you will benefit from our long-term experience as well as our profound expertise in the field of industrial property rights.
Our clients include large corporations, medium-sized enterprises, but also individual inventors and business start-ups. Your interests and concerns are our main concern, which ensures a targeted and success-oriented collaboration. We also provide support for your activities abroad. In this, we have access to a global network of highly qualified attorneys.
Our patent attorneys have the expertise to ensure your success
Dr. Hans-Herbert Stoffregen studied physics at Göttingen University and obtained his doctorate during his time as a research assistant. Dr. Stoffregen’s experience as patent attorney was built over decades of practice in the field of intellectual property law, both in obtaining grants of patents, utility models, designs, and trademarks and in the enforcement of these rights with patent offices and in courts of law. Defending property rights and fending off claims from third parties are part of his area of expertise as the lead supervisor in infringement proceedings. Dr. Stoffregen is also active in the fields of licensing matters and the Employee Invention Act.
The technologies at the center of Dr. Stoffregen’s competence include mechanical and plant engineering, manufacturing processes, civil engineering, railway technology, power engineering, materials engineering, medical technology, measurement engineering, as well as physics.
In his studies of general electrical engineering at RWTH University Aachen, Mr. Manfred Schlürscheid focused his interest on measurement technology and computer engineering. He completed his Diplom thesis at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in the field of power electronics for electrical drives. Some of Mr. Schlürscheid’s core competencies are patent and trademark searches, application procedures to obtain grants of patents, utility models, trademarks, and designs at national and international patent and trademark offices, opposition, appeal and patent revocation proceedings as well as patent infringement proceedings.
Mr. Schlürscheid’s areas of strength are concentrated in the fields of electrical engineering, measurement engineering, automation engineering, sensor technology, robotics, computer engineering, in particular service oriented architectures, embedded systems, and software inventions.
Patent law, trademark law, design protection: An overview of our services
Our patent law firm’s expertise covers all areas of technology that can be protected by industrial property rights. These include:
Our services include searches to ascertain the state of technology, preparation of patent applications and utility patent applications, deposition of German, European, and international patent applications, utility model applications, trademark applications, registered design and design patent applications, organizing and conducting opposition proceedings as well as appeal proceedings, representation in opposition proceedings, appeal procedures, actions for revocation, appeal proceedings at the Federal Supreme Court (Bundesgerichtshof), joint representation in infringement proceedings at District Courts (Landgericht), Provincial High Courts (Oberlandesgericht), as well as at the Federal Supreme Court (Bundesgerichtshof), conducting trademark searches, deposition and filing of German trademark applications, European trademark applications, international trademark applications, representation in trademark opposition proceedings, trademark appeal proceedings, trademark infringement proceedings, design patent and design searches, filing of German design applications, of European and international design patent applications, representation in design cancellation proceedings and design and design patent infringement proceedings, expert evaluation of the validity of patents, utility models, trademarks, designs, and design patents as well as their scope of protection, preparation of licensing agreements, consultation in matters related to the German Employee Invention Act (Arbeitnehmererfindungsgesetz).
After thorough consultations and coordination with you, our client, we approach national and international authorities to ensure the protection of your inventions, developments, trademarks and designs as well as industrial designs, which is streamlined by our accredited representative status at the following agencies:
Hierzu sind wir auch zugelassene Vertreter beim
- German Patent and Trademark Office (Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt; DPMA)
- European Patent Office (EPO)
- World International Patent Organization (WIPO)
- Harmonisierungsamt für den Binnenmarkt (HABM; Office for Harmonization in the internal market).
We represent our clients in court and also play a part in civil litigation, i.e. we are active at the Federal Patent Court (Bundespatentgericht; BPatG), Federal Supreme Court (Bundesgerichtshof; BGH) as well as the District and Provincial High Courts dealing with industrial property rights. In this we collaborate with a network of attorneys who specialize in the field of industrial property rights.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Patentanwaltskanzlei Dr. Stoffregen
Tel.: +49 (0) 6181 93 25 0
Fax: +49 (0) 6181 93 25 30
E-Mail: info (at) stopat.de
USt-IdNr. DE 112837411
Institut der beim Europäischen Patentamt zugelassenen Vertreter (EPI)
Maßgebliche berufsrechtliche Regelungen
Patentanwaltsordnung vom 7. September 1966 (BGBl. I S. 557) in der zurzeit gültigen Fassung, abrufbar unter http://www.patentanwaltskammer.de
Berufsordnung der Patentanwälte vom 5. August 1997 (Mitt. dt. Patentanwälte, S. 243 ff.) in der zurzeit gültigen Fassung, abrufbar unter http://www.patentanwaltskammer.de
FICPI Standesregeln, abrufbar unter http://www.ficpi.org
Richtlinien des Instituts der beim Europäischen Patentamt zugelassenen Vertreter für die Berufsausübung, abrufbar unter http://www.patentepi.com
Räumlicher Geltungsbereich: weltweit
Eine Berufshaftpflichtversicherung ist Voraussetzung für die Berufsausübung. Hierzu werden Angaben zum Versicherer gemäß DL-InfoV am Kanzleistandort vorgehalten. Ferner können gemäß DL-InfoV auf Anfrage weitere Angaben mitgeteilt werden.
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1. An overview of data protection
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?
The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator's contact details can be found in the website's required legal notice.
How do we collect your data?
Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.
Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.
Analytics and third-party tools
You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard.
2. General information and mandatory information
Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.
Notice concerning the party responsible for this website
The party responsible for processing data on this website is:
Dr. Hans-Herbert Stoffregen
Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 11 B
Telephone: 06181 93250
Email: info (at) stopat.de
The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).
Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities
If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser's address line when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and the lock icon is displayed in your browser's address bar.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion
As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.
Opposition to promotional emails
We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam, is received.
3. Data collection on our website
Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies." They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device's memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in "server log files". These are:
• Browser type and browser version
• Operating system used
• Referrer URL
• Host name of the accessing computer
• Time of the server request
• IP address
These data will not be combined with data from other sources.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.
Should you send us questions via the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your permission.
We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1)(a) DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.
4. Plugins and tools
Google Web Fonts
For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.
For this purpose your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.
If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.
This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To use Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.
The use of Google Maps is in the interest of making our website appealing and to facilitate the location of places specified by us on the website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.
Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of Google at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.