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‘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
  • Trademarks & Designs
  • European and German Patent and Trademark 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

News

Recommended by JUVE Patent

In May 2020, V.O. was recommended by JUVE Patent in the categories Patent Filing and Prosecution. Listed as recommended individuals are Marco Box, Leo Jessen, Bernard Ledeboer, Otto Oudshoorn and Jetze Beeksma.Continue reading

Two prizes for V.O.

This January, the Netherlands’ office of V.O. was crowned the best patent firm of 2019. This selection as the ‘Netherlands Patent Attorney Firm of the Year’ was announced by the Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) and World Trademark Review (WTR).Continue reading

The utility model – a rapid alternative to a patent

A patent application is often the solution for anyone who wishes to officially attach exclusive rights to intellectual property. However, there are alternatives. For instance, in the German market, companies can also choose to protect industrial inventions using a ‘utility model’.Continue reading

Events

Knowledge for Growth 2020

Gent ICC, Ghent, Belgium

Don’t miss the 2020 edition on 10 September and capture the attention of 1,200 high-level life sciences actors from about 550 companies & organisations! The cream of the European life sciences community will be attending the 16th edition of flanders.bio’s annual knowledge for growth business conference, attracting decision makers from biotech, pharma and medtech as well as investors, universities, topnotch research institutes, policymakers and competence providers. Continue reading

IP World Summit 2020

Hilton London Syon Park, Park Road, Isleworth, Brentford, UK

IP World provides the opportunity to network with senior IP professionals from across the Globe, and from global corporates across the high tech, telecoms, software, pharmaceutical, retail, FMCG, online and oil & gas industries. Continue reading

Sustainable Plastics & Materials Expo 2020

ATLAS Theater, Raadhuisplein 100, Emmen, Netherlands

The first edition of the Sustainable Plastics & Materials Expo 2020 will take place in Chemical Cluster Emmen in the Netherlands. Continue reading