Steffen Ritter


  • Patent Law
  • Trademark Law

Areas of Expertise

  • Mechanics/Mechanical Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering/Process Engineering


  • German
  • English

Professional Experience

Patent Law

  • Providing legal counsel and representation for clients, inter alia, in the field of medical technology, general mechanical engineering, automotive engineering.
  • Drafting patent and utility model applications, conducting prosecution and registration proceedings before the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) and the European Patent Office (EPO).
  • Conducting and coordinating patent prosecution proceedings outside Europe.
  • Representation in opposition proceedings before the DPMA and the EPO on the owner and opponent side. Representation in cancellation proceedings before the DPMA.
  • Representation before the Federal Patent Court and the Boards of Appeal of the EPO.
  • Patent attorney assistance in patent and utility model disputes in and out of court together with attorney colleagues from our national and international network.
  • Drafting opinions on the validity or infringement of patent rights.
  • Conducting freedom-to-operate analyses.

Trademark Law

  • legal counsel on trademark law and representation of clients in front of the DPMA and EUIPO.
  • preparation and assessment of trademark searches.
  • preparation of expert opinions on validity and infringement of trademarks.