Mr
Jan
Robert Naefe

Partner & Patent Attorney

Salzburg Office Munich Office

Telephone. +49(0) 891 259 9600
Mobile. +49(0) 171 244 0001
Email. [email protected]

Experience

In his activity as patent attorney, Jan works in the fields of materials science and basic industry (metallurgy, metal processing, ceramics, glass, building materials, plastics processing, industrial furnace design),as well as the technical sector in General and inorganic chemistry. In legal matters Jan has a special interest in contract law, in particular licensing and legal purchase agreements. He also has extensive dealings in opposition, nullity and infringement proceedings.

As a German Patent attorney and as well as a European Patent Trade mark and Design Attorney of course another field of interest is trade mark and design/model law.

Jan has many years of experience in the field of industrial property protection (since 1996). He completed his training in a patent and legal attorneys’ office, in the German Patent and Trade mark Office and at the German Federal Patent Court. Afterwards Jan worked in a Munich attorneys’ office before becoming a co-founder of a Munich patent and legal attorneys’ office in 2002.

In 2013 Jan became founding Partner of Patronus IP in Munich. From March 1 he's Partner at HGF Europe LLP.

Prior to training as a patent attorney, Jan studied Material Sciences at the Technical University of Clausthal. In the course of the studies he gained experience in the glass industry, the cement and construction materials industry, and the refractory industry.

Specialisms

  • Energy
  • Material science
  • Physical chemistry
  • Printing technologies

Industries

  • Aerospace & defence icon Aerospace & defence
  • Automotive icon Automotive
  • Energy icon Energy
  • Packaging icon Packaging

Services

  • Designs & design rights
  • Patent oppositions & appeals
  • Patents
  • Strategy
  • Utility models

Qualifications

Patent Attorney

German


DIPL.-ING

Diplom Ingenieur für Werkstoffwissenschaften

Publications

HGF ranked 'Gold' in the Financial Times special report

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From March 1 Patronus IP have merged with HGF

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CSR

Jan is holding lectures on IP Rights at Hochschule Koblenz and Universität Rostock.

At the time being he is educating two German Patent and Trade mark Attorney and European Patent Attorney Trainees.

Jan is also studying future leadership at the Future Leadership Academy to become an   organisational design consultant.

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