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Philipp Harlfinger

Dipl.-Phys. (physicist), Dr. rer. nat., Dr. jur.
Patent attorney (since
European Patent and Trademark Attorney

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Physics studies at the Universities of Marburg and Kiel, Law studies at the University of Kiel, Doctoral theses on the analysis of time series and on licence agreements under European antitrust law 

Main focus

Patent and utility model law (in particular in the fields of mechanical engineering, process engineering, electronics, renewable energy), trademark law, licensing agreements, due-diligence evaluation of industrial property rights portfolios 

Working languages

German, English

  • Mikalsen R, Harlfinger P, Roskilly A.P 2011. Patent protection in the marine industry: international legal framework and strategic options. Proc. IMechE Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment, 225(3):232-241 - a preprint can be downloaded here.
  • Harlfinger P 2010. Programmierte Erfindungen. Patentierung von Software - Stand der Diskussion, CT 16/2010, S.142-144.
  • Harlfinger P 2009. Erfinderparadies in Bewegung - Patentrecht und Erteilungspraxis in den USA. CT 22/2009, S.158-160.
  • Harlfinger P 2009. Bindungswirkung eines auf Teilwiderruf des Patents gerichteten Antrags des Einsprechenden. GRUR 2009, S.466-470.
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