Krieg ist nicht unvermeidlich.

John F. Kennedy

Ein kluger Kopf passt unter keinen Stahlhelm.

Albert Einstein

How dare you.

Greta Thunberg

Logic will get you from A to B.
Imagination will take you everywhere.

Albert Einstein

Ich weiß nicht, wie der dritte Weltkrieg
geführt wird, aber ich weiß,
dass man den vierten mit
Keulen und Steinen führen wird.

Albert Einstein

We can provide IP related consultancy for everyone from individual inventors to large business concerns. This is a worldwide service in almost all technical fields of "commercial protective rights" (also known as IP - Intellectual Property). We specialise in the drafting of patent applications in the areas of electrical engineering, electronics, chemical engineering, mechanics and mechatronics, medical technology, packaging, technically applied software (software patents), computer system technology, chip and semi-conductor technology.

We provide consultancy within "the four corners" of patent law. This also extends to utility models, trade marks and designs.

We draw up professional patent applications, trade mark applications and design applications.

We provide strategic advice in licensing matters and in the drawing-up of license agreements. Expert opinions evaluate risks and assess the options available with a view to commercial protective rights (IP systems). Searches show "whether this already exists". We advise in the area of the law on employees' inventions in order to arrive at a balance of interests - a type of mediation legally established in 1957 and 1959 with an arbitration board as mediator (Schiedsstelle).

We are authorised in Germany to represent in proceedings before the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) and the Federal Patent Court (BPatG) as well as in appeal proceedings before the Federal Court of Justice (BGH). We act as representatives before the European Patent Office (EPO) and the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) in Alicante. We are also heard before the WIPO in Geneva.

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MANAGEMENT

FRANK REIMUND LEONHARD

FRANK REIMUND LEONHARD

born in 1957 (zodiac sign "Pisces").

in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) as his parents lived in the USA for a number of years following the Second World War and his father developed and researched as a German engineer for Westinghouse.

Frank Reimund Leonhard still also holds an American passport as well as a German one. He is bilingual.

Having grown up in the Lessingstadt (Wolfenbüttel), he moved to Stuttgart the town of the Trollinger to study electrical engineering. From Stuttgart he moved to Munich, the city of the Oktoberfest, to do a 4- year PHD.

Through his own patentable invention, granted under DE 3709150 C2, Frank Reimund Leonhard encountered first contacts with patents. Something his future mentor kept in his mind: "You describe your ideas so conceptually and coherently, have you ever thought of becoming a patent attorney?"

And so he gave up his PHD plans to become a patent attorney. This was finally established in 1992.

For over 20 years now he has been moving ideas and motivating people along the style of the management gurus Förster and Kreuz, "be different or cheaper" as they say. Frank Reimund Leonhard has settled for "different". When it comes to your mark, design or invention, be excited to learn the difference.

JOACHIM FRICKE

JOACHIM FRICKE

was born in 1926.

He is working as a patent attorney for more than 50 years.

His father also was a patent attorney, operating an office in Braunschweig. At the beginning of Joachim Fricke's education in a patent attorney's office in Munich, he met his future, and current, wife Charlotte. She remained a long term member of staff of Joachim Fricke for many years whilst he was working in Munich.

During a break in a proceeding at the Federal Patent Court (BPatG) he happened to meet Frank Reimund Leonhard. They spoke and Frank Reimund Leonhard agreed to work with Joachim Fricke after completing his education.

In his professional life, Joachim Fricke has focussed on inventions in the fields of packaging technology, window and fittings technology, agricultural machines and other technologies.

For over three decades, Joachim and Charlotte have overseen a twinned community: Mawande in Tanzania. Mawande (deanery of Makambako) was the purpose of ten trips and was the place where Joachim Fricke installed technically useful items for day-to-day life in Africa. Joachim and Charlotte played a decisive and effective role in setting up the community, i.e., school, kindergarten, fields of work, solar power.

In order to build mutual trust in Mawande, Joachim Fricke acquired all he could learn about local habits, historical development and the Kiswahili language. Mawande did not need patents but a serious commitment to the geographic altitude and traditional manners and conventions.

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OUR CREW

FRANK REIMUND LEONHARD
FRANK REIMUND LEONHARD

Our professional team works in a pleasant and welcoming atmosphere. We look forward to working with you.

JOACHIM FRICKE

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PROJECTS CLOSE TO OUR HEARTS

EXAMINATION BOARD

German patent attorneys are organized into a public statutory body, having as its mission the ongoing development of the profession and of commercial rights protection: the "Patentanwaltskammer" (chartered institute of patent attorneys).

One of many important tasks carried out by the Patentanwaltskammer is to organize education for patent attorney assistants (for high-level IP support), who provide essential backup for patent attorneys.

FOUNDATION GIOIADIVITA

Gioiadivita means the joy of living. The charitable foundation Gioiadivita, founded by Gina Gonsior in 2008, offers projects for children and young people in Munich and Southern Italy. The Olive Tree Project protects 210 olive trees, some of which have been rooted in 4.2 hectares of Southern Italian soil for over 300 years. The land the foundation owns is about 140 km south of Napels in the Cilento nature park, a UNESCO biosphere reserve and world heritage site. We support Gina's Olive Tree Project.

ENVIRONMENT
Environmentally friendly business

Our office really takes environmental matters to heart. We therefore try to conduct as much of our correspondence as possible by email without printing out.
For small packages and short distances we use a bicycle courier. CO2-free transport.
We're committed to low power consumption. We currently use a mixture of energy-saving lights and light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Result: The introduction of energy-saving lights has reduced our power consumption.

Legal Areas

DESIGN

They are shapes, inspiration ... art. By colours, contours, surface structure, decoration and form they appeal to a broad sector of the public …

 

PATENTS

Patents, when pending, change the world and will take it a step forward. They are the driving force of future technology and provide nowadays incentive for creative minds …

 

TRADEMARKS

Slogan. Motto. Promise. The music of expression ... A striking image, a name with a certain ring to it. They make your business distinctive, they characterise it …

 

UTILITY MODELS

With a utility model you acquire economically effective protection virtually straight away. The utility model is a protective right for which its content has not been examined …

 

EMPLOYEES' INVENTIONS

After completing creative (technical) work it is great to receive financial reward and the inventor is satisfied or very satisfied …

 

SEARCHES

You save energy, time and money on a national and international level. Patent searching helps you avoid duplicate (technical) design …

 

OPINIONS

Evaluations of trademark similarity from the world of trademarks (German trademarks, European (Community) trademarks and IR marks) in terms of figurative …

 

LEGAL ACTIONS

If your patents, utility models, trademarks and designs are infringed or if you infringe the IP rights of other parties, criminal proceedings are not the first port of call …

 

SEMICONDUCTORS

The structure of a memory chip, of a microchip having a multilayer design or of a processor as a three-dimensional structure is referred to as topography …

 

LICENCES

Give and take ... Sharing brings "economic benefit" ... when licensing agreements are concluded which entitle you to use the IP rights of others …

 

Technical Fields

‪SEMICONDUCTOR, OPTOELECTRONICS AND FABS‬

‪Self-Organized Pin-Type Nanostructuresand Manufacturing thereof on Silicon‬ …

 

‪MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY‬

‪Preparing a Selection of Control Variables for a Dose Distribution to be Adjusted in a Technical Instrument‬ …

 

PENS AND MUGS

Design and colors …

 

‪MOTOR, DRIVE AND CONTROL

Base Assembly for Drive Controller‬ …

 

‪PACKAGING (METAL, GLASS AND PLASTIC)‬

‪Expandable Container having Lid for Providing Headspace Control in a Food …

 

‪CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

‪Hair Careor Therapeutic Skin Treatment …

 

COMPUTER AND SERVER

‪Device Registration and Authentication …

 

‪SOFTWARE PATENTS

‪Designing a Physical Layout of a Photovoltaic System(PV System)‬ …

 

GUI INTERFACES

‪Preparing a Selection of Control Variables for a Dose Distribution to be Adjustedin a Technical Instrument …

 

AND YOUR INVENTION?

Get in touch with us now! We reliably take care of your flash of inspiration …

 

Good to Know

UNITARY PATENT

After decades of discussions in the European Community and then in the European Union regarding the creation of a "Community patent" a new form has seen the light of day: the Unitary Patent (EP patent having unitary effect). It is subject to two regulations and the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court, which is to be ratified nationally by at least 13 member states.

ARTICLE 2 EPC AND ITS INTERPRETATION

(1) Patents granted under this Convention shall be called European patents.
(2) The European patent shall, in each of the Contracting States for which it is granted, have the effect of and be subject to the same conditions as a national patent granted by that State, unless this Convention provides otherwise.

INVESTMENT IN IP
(BOOK TIP)

Bear Heart "The Wind Is My Mother" BERKLEY BOOKS, New York; The life and teachings of a Native American shaman.
Nowadays, many people consider Bear Heart to be the great old sage of Native American seers and healers of the present day. He has provided comfort to many people in their times of need.

GERMAN 'GESCHMACKSMUSTER' IS 'DESIGN'

The Act for modernising the "Geschmacksmuster" and for amending the regulations regarding announcements for the exhibition protection (Bundestag publications 17/13428, 17/14219, 17/14220) went into force on January 1, 2014. It effected two important amendments for Germany.

AMERICA INVENTS ACT

Wider prior art scope: Before the AIA, only US applications and English-language PCT applications had the advantage of being citable as offensive prior art as of its filing date. Now, all foreign-language applications, including published applications filed before 16 March 2013, may be cited as prior art as of its foreign-priority date for examining AIA applications.

BAVARIAN GEOTHERMY FOR RENEWABLE ENERGIES

The Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit, BMU, has issued a target to increase the proportion of renewable energies to at least 35 % by 2020 and to at least 80 % by 2050.
For the time being, renewable energy is to a large extent obtained by tidal energy, wind energy and photovoltaic energy.

Contact

Kontakt Leonhard & Friends Patentanwälte

LEONHARD@FRIENDS
Patentanwaelte

Tal 30
80331 Muenchen

P. O. Box 10 09 62
80083 Muenchen

+49 (0)89 / 260 48 10
+49 (0)89 / 260 41 47
ask@Leonhard-IP.com

www.leonhard-ip.com

DIRECTIONS

Metro (underground)

Marienplatz – Exit Viktualienmarkt, Ludwig Beck

S-Bahn (subway)

Isartor – Exit Tal, Viktualienmarkt, Westenriederstraße

Bicycle

FRAND bicycle stand close to our entrance (Tal 30)