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Dipl.-Phys. Thorsten Brüntjen
German and European Patent and Trademark Attorney

Dipl.-Phys. Thorsten Brüntjen
Dipl.-Phys. Thorsten Brüntjen

Thorsten Brüntjen is admitted as a European Patent Attorney, a European Trademark and Design Attorney, and as a German Patent Attorney since 2011.

As a physicist, as well as German and European Patent Attorney, his counselling and cooperation with clients ranges since 2007 to small, medium and large-sized companies operating on a national and international level. Thorsten Brüntjen is familiar with all aspects of the IP sector. His focus lies on the drafting and prosecution of patent and design applications, oppositions and nullity proceedings, German’s inventor’s rights and on litigation proceedings from IP rights.

Due to his technical-physical background, Thorsten Brüntjen covers a large technical profile including mechanical and electromechanical engineering, general physics and computer-implemented inventions. He has special technical knowledge in software, embedded systems, bioinformatics, micro- and nanotechnology, semiconductor and coating technology, plastics processing, insulation technology, driver’s assistance systems and vehicle battery and accumulator technology.

Thorsten Brüntjen obtained an in-service training at Bockhorni & Colleagues in Munich in the years from 2008 to 2010 and was educated at the German Patent and Trademark Office as well as at the German Federal Patent Court. He has successfully worked in the Munich office of a renowned German patent law firm for several years thereafter and moved back to Bockhorni & Colleagues in 2018.

As part of his studies in theoretical physics and mathematics, Thorsten Brüntjen completed a further two year research stay at the Laboratoire de Physique Théorique in Orsay, Paris.

Thorsten Brüntjen is the author of several articles in the field of patent law including „Zur Vertraulichkeit von Internetrecherchen“, published in GRUR 9/2013, which principally discusses whether internet searches may constitute prior art in patent law.

Associations: Chamber of German Patent Attorneys, European Patent Institute (epi), Bund deutscher Patentanwälte (BdP), International Trademark Association (INTA)

Foreign Languages: English, French, Russian

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