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Dr. Jochen Kapfenberger

Patent Attorney

Partner since 2012

Bleichstrasse 14
D-40211 Duesseldorf

Phone +49 211 90490-0
Fax +49 211 90490-49


Detailed profile

As a patent attorney and partner at COHAUSZ & FLORACK, Dr. Jochen Kapfenberger assists national and international companies in the establishment and development of their intellectual property portfolios and in extensive opposition, nullity and patent infringement proceedings. He is specialized in process engineering and general mechanical engineering and advises clients in particular on issues relating to commercial vehicle technology, packaging technology, logistics, wood-based panel technology, renewable energies, power plant technology, environmental technology, furniture fittings and micro-reaction technology.

After studying process engineering and working as a project engineer at the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology in Oberhausen, he received his doctorate in 2004 from the Chair of Environmental Technology at the University of Dortmund. He joined the COHAUSZ & FLORACK team in 2004 and has been a German patent attorney and authorized representative before the European Patent Office and the European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) since 2007. He gained extensive experience in US patent law at a US law firm for several months and became a partner at COHAUSZ & FLORACK in 2012.

Dr. Jochen Kapfenberger holds a diploma from the University of Strasbourg on European patent litigation ("D.U. Contentieux des Brevets en Europe"). He is tutor of the Centre d'Études Internationales de la Propriété Intellectuelle (CEIPI) for European patent law and responsible for the working group of patent attorney candidates in Düsseldorf. He is also Managing Director of CFProfile GmbH & Co. KG, which offers and develops patent monitoring software especially for the clients of COHAUSZ & FLORACK.

He serves his clients in German and English.


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    “Jochen Kapfenberger has an engineering doctorate in environmental technology, worked for four years in industry and has been a patent attorney for almost 20 years. He is an excellent choice for players in a range of engineering fields, bringing a combination of technical rigour and commercial perspective to every patent he drafts and every opposition he faces.”
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