Kay Rupprecht

Partner at Meissner Bolte Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB

Kay Rupprecht is an expert in the field of electrical and medical engineering, and a qualified German and European patent and trademark attorney. His first degree was in electrical engineering at the Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg, Germany; he followed this with an LLM in law at the University of Hagen, Germany.

Mr Rupprecht’s areas of expertise include electro-mechanics and mechanics, power plants, power engineering, conveyor belt technology, fire detection systems, municipal vehicle technology, naval command and fire control systems, naval warship technology, naval weapons, medical technology, information and communication technology, including SEPs and computer-implemented inventions, the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence.

Mr Rupprecht has experience in all matters of industrial property law; patent, trademark and design prosecution; and licensing, litigation and nullity actions. He is an honorary judge of the Senate for Patent Attorney matters at the Higher Regional Court Munich. During his career, Mr Rupprecht has served as an expert witness and technical adviser on several of the patent issues raised in a US litigation between Monarch/Fukuhara and Groz-Beckert.

He is a member of the German Patent Attorneys Bar Association, the Association of Intellectual Property Experts, the Bavarian Association of Patent Attorneys, the Digital Marketing Institute, the European Communities Trademark Association, the German Naval Officers’ Association, the Union of European Practitioners in Intellectual Property, the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, MARQUES, the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the International Federation of International Property Attorneys and the European Patent Litigators Association.

Mr Rupprecht has authored the following articles and book chapters:

  • “Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court”, in CIPA Journal, 47, December 2018.
  • “The PCT and the Enforcement of Patents in Europe”, Key Aspects of German Business Law.
  • “Review: Ekey Klippel”, Markenrecht, 1st edition, Heidelberg 2003, Mitteilungen der deutschen Patentanwälte 2004, p475.
  • “Die Occluder-Entscheidung - zurück zum allgemeinen Erfindungsgedanken?” (“The Decision “Occlusion Device” – back to the General Concept Idea?”), Mitteilungen der deutschen Patentanwälte 11/2010, pp 507-510.

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Meissner Bolte Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB
Widenmayerstrasse 47
Munich 80538

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