DIRK C. SIECKMANN, LL.M.
European Patent Attorney
European Trademark and Design Attorney
PROFESSIONAL PROFILE |
Dirk C. Sieckmann is a German and European patent attorney. He advises and represents world-leading international corporations as well as innovative start-ups. In his work with these diverse clients, Dirk has achieved the grant of several hundred patents with a particular focus on computer implemented inventions. From 1995 to 1997 Dirk Sieckmann was development engineer and project leader (EU-Project „PrOMInent”) at the Fraunhofer Institute FhG-IMS II in Dresden, the IMMS in Ilmenau and at the IMEC in Louvain, Belgium, in the fields of multiprocessor technology, signal processing, VLSI and System-on-a-Chip-Design. His successes in defending clients against patent infringement claims are based on his vast expertise in invalidating patents in nullity and opposition proceedings especially in the fields of telecommunications, hearing aids and mechanics. Dirk supports and advises his clients in areas such as IP strategy planning, management of patent and trademark portfolios, law of employee´s inventions, due diligence and valuation of IP rights.
„Listening, asking questions, understanding – these are my tasks right at the beginning of a client relationship. If the finesse of a solution is jointly developed, the prospects of success are all the greater. At the end there is a technically sound and legally reliable result, which is economically beneficial for the client.”
AREAS OF PRACTICE |
Patent prosecution before the GPTO and EPO
Opposition and appeal proceedings before the GPTO and EPO
Patent nullity and infringement lawsuits
Overseeing foreign proceedings in cooperation with specialized local associates, e.g. in the US
Opinions on infringement and validity of IP rights
IP due diligence, IP valuation, management of trademark portfolios
TECHNICAL FIELDS |
Internet technologies / Telecommunications / Signal processing / Software / IC-design and electronics / Medical devices / Mechanical engineering
LANGUAGES | German / English