As patent attorneys, we necessarily have a degree in a scientific or technical field (such as in physics, electrical engineering, chemistry, biochemistry, mathematics, aerospace engineering), giving us a fundamental level of expertise in at least one area. Through handling different mandates over multiple years, we constantly acquire additional specialist knowledge in various industries. Technical fields in which we have acquired notable expertise include:
Mechanical and plant engineering
Historically, mechanical and plant engineering began with the invention of the steam engine by Thomas Newcomen and its industrial adaptation by James Watt (patent application 1769). Much has changed since then - today this industry is one of the largest branches of our economy and will, through trends such as digitalisation or sustainability, continue to develop for the foreseeable future.
Heating and ventilation technology
Vehicle engineering includes, for example, the large European automotive industry and its suppliers, but also the highly advanced manufacturing infrastructure technology. These areas are subject to change due to social trends and, time and again, legislation, which offers great opportunities for new developments and patents.
Special purpose vehicles
Building services engineering
The construction industry makes a considerable contribution to the gross value added in Germany and Switzerland and has shown steady, moderate growth in past years. Driven by the sub-sectors of architecture and construction technology in particular, new protection-worthy solutions constantly spring up in this area.
Electrical engineering is a scientific discipline that has introduced great progress to almost all aspects of live and every area of industry. Many questions of the future - for example in the fields of robotics or sensor technology - will involve solutions and products from this field and thus continue to inspire constant innovations.
Encryption and security systems
Medical technology combines technology & engineering capabilities with the medical expertise of doctors, improving diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities of healthcare professionals everywhere. European legislation is increasingly harmonising national regulations, which also simplifies the management of intellectual property.
The use of enzymes, cells or organisms in technical applications is an emerging field. In various industries, agriculture or medicine for example, there is still a great potential to leverage the power of nature for human progress.
Processes often contain hidden potential for improvement and even innovation. Process engineering and processing technology pervades all industries across the board and is facing exciting new developments through automation and robotics.
For centuries, the practical application of physics in engineering and construction has continued to produce major, ground-breaking innovations that often disrupt entire industries. Certain somewhat new sub-areas such as environmental physics or computer simulations promise exciting developments going into the future.