Manfred K. LINDNER

German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trademark Attorney
European Design Attorney

Office Munich
Phone +49 89 7485210
Fax +49 89 74852117

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Areas of Practice

  • Patents
  • Utility models
  • Patent strategies
  • Trademarks
  • Designs
  • German law on employee inventions and inventors' compensation
  • Prosecution
  • Litigation
  • Licensing
  • Technology transfer
  • Evaluation of technology and patent portfolios
  • Consulting of start-ups
  • Co-operations between R&D institutes and industry


Technical Fields

  • Physics
  • Optics
  • Electrical and process engineering
  • Semiconductor technology
  • Computer technology
  • Software-based inventions
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Automotive
  • Medical technology and engineering
  • Building and construction engineering
  • Inorganics


Professional Experience and Education

Since 2014: Managing partner and co-owner of intellectual property law firm Reichert & Lindner Partnerschaft Patentanwälte
2010-2014: Managing partner and co-owner of intellectual property law firm Seger · Seger · Lindner Partnerschaft Patentanwälte

Further professional experience and education:

  • Managing partner and co-owner of intellectual property law firm Patentanwälte Walter · Eggers · Lindner
  • Intellectual property law firm Patentanwalt Manfred K. Lindner (sole practitioner)
  • Training as patent attorney in Munich based intellectual property law firm Manitz Finsterwald and Partner
  • Post-master at University of Regensburg, Professor Dr. Renk, working with high pressure CO2 laser
  • Study of Physics (Master of Physics) at the University of Regensburg, Germany; Title of master thesis: Stimulated Raman effect in alpha-quartz


Professional Associations and Memberships

  • German Patent Attorney Chamber
  • European Patent Institute (EPI)
  • Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP)
  • German Association for Intellectual Property Rights (GRUR)


Pro Bono Activities

  • Seminars at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) for traders 1993 - 1995
  • Member of the Regional Board (Regionalkreisvorstand) of the Federal Association of Young Entrepreneurs (Bundesverband Junger Unternehmer e.V. (BJU)) in the Work Group of Self-Employed Entrepreneurs Arbeitsgemeinschaft selbständiger Unternehmer (ASU)) 1995 - 1998
  • Member of Federal Board (Bundesvorstand) of the BJU 1998/99
  • Representative of the BJU until 1999; coach and juror until now in the Business Plan Competition of Munich since establishment in 1996



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