Profile of
Patent Attorney Dr. Ernst-Peter Heilein

Dr. Ernst-Peter Heilein

Patent Lawyer
European Patent Litigator
European Patent, Design & Trademark Attorney

Dr. rer. pol.
Dipl.-Ing. (Univ.) AST/EPT

born in Mettmann in 1964, studied Air- and Space-Technologies (AST) with a focus on Engineering Planning Technology (EPT) at the University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich, Neubiberg. At this time, attending lectures about patent law, utility models and employed inventor's law, he became particularly interested in the protection of intSellectual property. Thus, in 1993, he selected this as topic for his diploma thesis, and closely dealt with the question if the German Utility Model may serve as alternative protection in practice. Then followSed further studies «Law for Patent Attorneys» at the Comprehensive Distance University of Hagen as well as basic studies of European Patent Law at the «C.E.I.P.I.» - Robert Schumann University (C.E.I.P.I.), Group Cologne.

Mr. Heilein has been practically working in the field of intellectual property since January 1996: first, as counselor for inventors at the Patent- and License department of the Federal Office of Defense, Technology and Procurement, Koblenz; then as trainee patent attorney at the IP law firm Bardehle in Düsseldorf. After periods at the OLG Düsseldorf (Higher Regional Court), the DPMA (German Patent and Trademark Office) and the BPatG (Federal Patent Court) Munich, he succesfully passed his examination in the field of intellectual property as German Patent Attorney in 2000. At the same time he worked at the dissertation to obtain the degree of Doctor of Economics (Dr. rer. pol.) supervised by Professor Dr. jur. Hanns Ullrich, M.C.J., Head of the Institute of Comparative Business Law at the University of Federal Armed Forces Munich, with the title: „The Significance of the Property Rights for Semiconductor Chips in Practice – prognosis and problems of a special law protection“. Since his admission as Patent Attorney in autumn 2000, Dr. Heilein has been advising and representing business companies of any size as well as "start-ups" and free inventors in all essential fields of intellectual property rights; since 2002 in Unterschleißheim near Munich.

PA Dr. Ernst-Peter Heilein is member of several professional associations and networks. His main areas of technical expertise comprise mechanical and electrical engineering as well as air- and space technologies. He is author of several IP-publications.

Languages:   German, English, (elementary  French).

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National IP Offices

GPTO German Patent and Trade Mark Office   (Munich · Berlin · Jena)
- also responsible for national designs
BSA German Office of Plant Varieties   (Hanover)
- responsible for the protection, approval and monitoring of plant varieties

European IP Authorities

EPO European Patent Office   (Munich · Vienna · The Hague)
- responsible for European bundle and unified patents
EUIPO European Union Intellectual Property Office   (Allicante)
- responsible for European designs and trademarks

International IP Organizations

WIPO World Intellectual Property Organization    (Genf)
- responsible for international procedures according to the PCT, HMA, MMA & more

National or European IP Courts

BPatG Federal Patent Court   (Munich)
- also in proceedings concerning national varieties, designs and trademarks
BGH Federal Court of Justice    (Karlsruhe)
- in national patent invalidity proceedings
UPC Unified Patent Court   (Luxemburg)
- Responsible for European patent nullity suits as well as patent infringement suits

Professional Associations / IP Law

PAK German Association of Patent Attorneyse   (Munich)
epi Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office   (Munich)
FICPI International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneysn   (Basel)
VPP German Association of Intellectual Property Experts    (Frankfurt/Main)
GRUR German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights and the Copyright Law    (Cologne)
AIPPI Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle - International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property    (Zurich)

Scientific / Technical

VDI Association of German Engineers   (Duesseldorf)
UniBwM Alumni Network of the University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich   (Neubiberg)
ICU Innovative Community Unterschleissheim e.V.    (Unterschleissheim)
DMMNT The Deutsches Museum - Discover Science and Technology   (Munich)
DAG German Atlantic Association   (Bonn)

Confessionell / Cooperative

CKB Christian Network of Business Contacts    (Oberhausen)
FBG FBG eG - Companies promote according to biblical principles   (Berlin)
ELKB Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria   (Unterschleissheim-Haimhausen)


1993 Diploma Thesis: "The Utility Model as a Protective Alternative for new Technologies - Requirements; Costs; Effectiveness in Practice - Development of a Decision Model for Practice" , (1993).
1996 Heilein/Stolle: "One is Inventor Faster than One Thinks! Invention Matters in the German Federal Armed Forces (Bundeswehr)" , in: Soldat und Technik 07/1996, 433-438 (German language).
1997 Heilein/Stolle: "Technical IP Rights and their Economical Importance for the German Federal Armed Forces (Bundeswehr)" , in: Wehrtechnik 06/1997, 54-55 (German language).
2001 "The protection against imitation according to U.S. Law out of the Patent and Copyright Act - An excursion throughout the varied U.S. Jurisdiction of the last century", in: GRUR Int. 05/2001, 377-399 (German language).


2002 Foto: Buchcover, Autor Patentanwalt Dr. Ernst-Peter Heilein Doctoral Thesis (to obtain the degree of Doctor of Economics - Dr.rer.pol.) entitled: "The Significance of the Property Rights for Semiconductor Chips in Practice – prognosis and problems of a special law protection" , (German language), attended by Prof. Dr. jur. Hanns Ullrich, M.C.J.,
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ISBN 3-631-39812-3
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