Hermann Kahlhöfer

Hermann Kahlhöfer

Dipl.-Phys., Patent attorney

After completing two years of military service with a special emphasis on telecommunication, Hermann Kahlhöfer, born in 1954, was accepted by Bonn University where, between 1974 and 1980, 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, which he embarked on in 1980 when he joined the patent department of Interatom GmbH. In 1985 he started working as a patent engineer for Siemens AG and its subsidiary companies where he was, among other things, engaged in various fields of energy generation. In 1985 he qualified as a European Patent Attorney and in 1990 he acquired the license to work as a patent assessor. A stint in various US offices of Siemens and IP law firms during his traineeship rounded off his career in industry.

In 1992 he joined an internationally active patent and legal practice, which he later co-managed as a partner for some time. Finally in 2001, he was instrumental in setting up the firm as we know it today. Hermann Kahlhöfer covers the entire range of industrial property rights but his particular specialty is the coordination of worldwide patent prosecution procedures at patent offices as well as the development of protection right portfolios and their usage, in particular through cooperation measures and licensing agreements. Since 2013 Hermann Kahlhöfer supports KNH Patentanwälte as Senior IP Counsel.

Main focus

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.

Technical focus

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.

Email: kahlhoefer@knh-patent.de | Mailform
Phone: +49 (0) 211 440375 0

Curriculum Vitae (pdf, 81.1 KByte)


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