Dipl.-Phys. Dr.

Christoph Bartels


Patent Attorney | European Patent Attorney | European Trademark and Design Attorney

Dr Christoph Bartels is a German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney and is admitted to practice before the German Patent and Trade Mark Office, the German Federal Patent Court, the European Patent Office, the European Union Intellectual Property Office, the European Unified Patent Court, as well as the World Intellectual Property Organization.


Patent law, in particular application, opposition and appeal proceedings before the German Patent and Trade Mark Office, the Federal Patent Court and the European Patent Office as well as nullity actions before the Federal Patent Court and the Federal Supreme Court and infringement proceedings;

Dr Christoph Bartels advises in the fields of mechanical engineering (e.g. automotive engineering, plant engineering, process engineering, aeronautical engineering, shipbuilding), electrical engineering (e.g. energy technology, especially renewable energies and air conditioning technology, measurement and control technology, automation technology, medical technology) and software (e.g. telecommunications, computer-implemented processes, machine learning methods, artificial intelligence);

Trade mark law, with a focus on trade mark application proceedings, trade mark oppositions and trade mark ownership proceedings and trade mark litigation, and trade mark strategy;

Design law, in particular application proceedings and litigation;

Licensing and development agreements;

Employee invention law.


Dr Christoph Bartels speaks German and English.


Studied physics at the University of Hamburg; graduated in 2007.

Scientific employee at the German Electron Synchrotron (DESY) in Hamburg from 2007 to 2012.

PhD in physics in 2011 with a thesis on the measurement of spin polarisation using optical detectors and simulation of new physics on high-energy experiments.

Started training as a patent attorney at RGTH in 2012.

Studied “Law for Patent Attorneys” at the FernUniversität Hagen from 2012 to 2015.

Admitted as a German Patent Attorney since 2015 and as a European Patent Attorney since 2016.

2017 Stay abroad and training in US patent law at the law firm Myers Wolin, New Jersey, USA.

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