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Lutz Keydel

Patent attorney

‘It is essential to differentiate the good ideas from suboptimal ones. It is my profession to find niches for both.’
Lutz Keydel

Lutz Keydel

  • Engineering
  • European Patent Attorney
  • German Patent Attorney
  • European and German Trademark and Design Attorney
  • Associate

Lutz Keydel started his career as a patent attorney in 2003 after having worked as a Project Manager, and Civil and Construction Engineer for different construction firms.

After gaining practical experience on all different kinds of building sites, learning various mechanical arts and finishing his studies at the Technical University in Munich, Lutz joined a team of engineers and practitioners in a Munich construction firm developing his wanted mixture of theoretical and practical knowledge in many technical fields.

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Since many years Lutz is now registered as a German and a European Patent Attorney. He is also a representative for European Design and Trademark matters and is approved representative before the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

He has substantial experience in all matters of German and European industrial property law, in patent, trademark and design prosecution as well as in licensing and litigation matters.

Lutz’s current practice and previous experience cover a broad range of technologies including supply engineering, emergency management, building physics and construction engineering, medical technology, vehicle and cargo technology, sporting equipment.

Working experience

  • Patent Attorney, V.O.( 2011-present)
  • Lecturer IP for University of Munich, chamber of crafts (2010-present)
  • Counsel IP for the Chamber of Crafts Munich (2009-present)
  • Patent Attorney, Meissner, Bolte & Partner (2003-2010)
  • Project Manager, Civil and Construction Engineer Luitpold Hausbau GmbH, Walt Bau AG (1996-2003)

Education

  • Federal Patent Court Munich and German Patent and Trademark Office (2005)
  • Law for Patent Attorneys, University of Hagen (2004-2005)
  • Dipl. Ing. (Master) in Civil Engineering, Mechanics, Construction, Technical University of Munich (2001)

Professional & Community Activities

  • VPP
  • VDI
  • epi
  • TU München Alumni
  • GRUR
  • FICPI
  • Deutsche Patentanwaltskammer
  • LES
  • Bundesverband Deutscher Patentanwälte

Languages

  • German
  • English

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News

Food fight: ‘BIG MAC’ EU trademark (provisionally) revoked

The European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) recently revoked the ‘BIG MAC’ EU trademark of fast-food chain, McDonald’s. According to the EUIPO, the name of the hamburger that is known across the world was not sufficiently demonstrated to be used in the European Union. At first glance, it appears an unusual decision.Continue reading

Column – Intellectual property in the interest of patients

Deploying artificial intelligence to identify the risks of heart conditions even earlier. Using nano-techniques, medicines can be administered exactly where they are needed, while the patient is still lying in the ambulance.Continue reading

V.O Promotions

Annemie Jaeken (Leuven office) and Huub Maas (Utrecht office) have been appointed as partners, and Marlon Blood (Munich office), Martin Klok (The Hague office) and Rutger Timmer (Eindhoven office) are now Senior Associates.Continue reading

Events

2019 AIPPI World Congress – London

Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Londen, Verenigd Koninkrijk

Annual World Congress of the AIPPI (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle). Continue reading

European Patent Seminar

Hotel Excelsior München, Schützenstraße, Munich, Germany

Know the latest ins-and-outs concerning examination, opposition and appeal proceedings before the EPO. Be updated on the unitary patent and the unified patent court. Anyone wishing to increase his or her working knowledge of procedures for European patents, German utility models or designs as for instance strategic complements or alternatives to patents, should register now for the fourth edition of V.O.’s IP seminar in Munich! Continue reading

Product case game: Heineken THE SUB

V.O. Patents & Trademarks, Winthontlaan 6/G, Utrecht, Netherlands

Exclusively for for all students who have participated in the TU/e Contest, WUR Challenge, TU Delft Contest and UT Challenge we organize a special product case game. Make a deep dive into the innovative world of home draught beer with Heineken’s THE SUB. Via this game you will gain insight into the role of Intellectual Property during the development of this stunning device. Win the game and THE SUB is yours! Continue reading