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Law firm:

Gramm, Lins & Partner
Patent- und Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB
Theodor-Heuss-Str. 1
38122 Braunschweig

Legal form:
Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB (partnership with limited professional liability)

Court of registration: Hanover Regional Court
Registration sheet: PR 200777
VAT ID: DE 114 888 952

Contact:
Tel.: +49 531 28140-0
Fax: +49 531 28140-28
E-mail: braunschweig@grammpatent.de

Partners authorized to represent the firm: Dr. Edgar Lins, Hanns-Peter Schrammek, Thorsten Rehmann, Dr. Martina Lins, Joachim Gerstein, Christian S. Drzymalla, Kai Stornebel, Dr. Stefan Risthaus, Dr. Rolf Kröncke, Dr.-Ing. Jan Plöger, Sebastian Aisch, Dr. Andreas Friedrich

Attorney authorization:
All of the patent attorneys and attorneys at law who work at Gramm, Lins & Partner are authorized to practice under German Law.

The attorneys at Gramm, Lins & Partner are members of the Braunschweig Bar Association, Lessingplatz 1, 38100 Braunschweig (www.rak-braunschweig.de).

The following professional rules of conduct apply to the attorneys: 

  • Berufsordnung für Rechtsanwälte (BORA; Professional Rules for Attorneys at Law)
  • Fachanwaltsordnung (FAO; Specialized Attorney Regulations)
  • Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz (RVG; Attorney Remuneration Law)
  • Professional rules for attorneys in the European Union (CCBE Code of Conduct)
  • Additional rules of professional conduct relating to the Geldwäschebekämpfungsgesetz (GwG; Money Laundering Act)

The professional rules of conduct for attorneys can be viewed and accessed in German and English at the website or the German Federal Chamber of Attorneys (www.brak.de) in the section entitled ‘Berufsrecht’.

The patent attorneys at Gramm, Lins & Partner are members of the Chamber of Patent Attorneys, Tal 29, 80331 Munich (www.patentanwalt.de) and members of the Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (www.ficpi.org).

The following professional rules of conduct apply to patent attorneys:

  • Berufsordnung der Patentanwälte (PatAnwO; Code of Professional Conduct for Patent Attorneys)
  • Additional rules of professional conduct relating to the Geldwäschebekämpfungsgesetz (GwG; Money Laundering Act)
  • Professional standards of the Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (FICPI)

Gramm, Lins & Partner’s authorized representatives at the European Patent Office (European Patent Attorneys) are members of the epi (European Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (www.patentepi.com) and are subject to the epi Code of Professional Conduct.

The professional rules of conduct applying to patent attorneys and authorized representatives at the European Patent Office can be viewed at the websites of the Chamber of Patent Attorneys, the FICPI, and epi.

Professional liability insurance
Zurich Insurance plc, Germany Branch
Solmsstr. 27-37
60486 Frankfurt am Main
Territorial validity: worldwide.

Concept & Design:
propaganda.  Agentur für  Werbung GmbH, Braunschweig

Photography:
Heidrun Gramm, Braunschweig

Disclaimer:
This website is provided solely as information. It does not contain any legal advice or expert opinion. We do not accept any liability for any loss or disadvantage arising from using the information on this website.

We do not accept any liability for the content of linked websites. Responsibility for the content is borne exclusively by those operating such sites.

Hans Joachim Gerstein

Dipl.-Ing., LL.M.

QUALIFICATIONS

Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trademark & Design Attorney

OFFICE HANOVER

Phone +49(0)511  515120-0
Fax +49(0)511 515120-88

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Main practice areas
  • Patent and utility model applications, in particular in the fields of electronics, semiconductor technology and information technology
  • Software-related patent applications and their prosecution
  • Opposition, nullity and cancellation proceedings
  • Trademark law, with particular emphasis on domain names
  • Domain dispute proceedings
  • Patent, utility model, design, and trademark infringement disputes, in particular international patent infringement proceedings
  • Expert opinions on infringement matters
  • License agreements
  • Laws on employees’ inventions
Professional career
2015 Master of Laws (LL.M.) 
2001 Partner
1999 Joined the law firm
1998 Registered as a European patent attorney
1997 Registered as a patent attorney and established his own practice in Hannover
1994 to 1997 Trainee as a Patentassessor at a Hannover-based and a Hamburg-based law firm
1994 to 1996 Consultant on setting up and running a patents department at a microelectronics development company in Hannover
1994 to 2002 Degree in ‘Economic sciences postgraduate studies for engineers’ by correspondence at the University of Hagen
1988 to 1994 Studied electrical engineering at the University of Hannover; specialized in electrical engineering

 

Memberships
  • Federation of German Patent Attorneys
  • GRUR
  • German Federation of Young Leaders and Entrepreneurs (WJD, German Jaycees)
  • LES Licensing Executive Society
  • VDE
  • FICPI
  • EPLIT
  • FSA (Fair Standard Alliance)
  • AIPPI
Lecturing
  • Lecturer in patent law at the Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
  • Head of training at the Patent Attorney Candidates Study Group in northern Germany
Publications
  • Gerstein: "Patente – Tretminen im Markt. Marktpositionen sichern mit aktiver Patentstrategie auch in China" (Patents - Landmines in the market. Securing market positions by means of active patent strategy in China)’, In: Niedersächsische Wirtschaft, IHK Hannover, May 2010
  • Gerstein, Jepsen, "Registerschwindel" (Register fake), Remarks to Decision AG Bückeburg 31 C 293/03, in: Mitteilungen der deutschen Patentanwälte, issue No. 7, 2004, p. 326-328
  • Gerstein, "Mittelbare Patentverletzung oder Mittäterschaft" (Indirect patent infringement or complicity), in: Finanzen Steuern Recht - Ratgeber für Unternehmer, Edition Hannover 2012
  • Gerstein, "Das neue EU-Einheitspatent" (The new EU Union patent), in: Finanzen Steuern Recht - Ratgeber für Unternehmer, Edition Hannover 2014
  • Gerstein, "Vorbenutzungsrecht – Ein wirksamer Schutz vor Patentverletzung?" (Prior use right – an effective protection from patent infringement?), in: Finanzen Steuern Recht – Ratgeber für Unternehmer, Edition Hannover 2015/16
  • Gerstein, "Die Vollstreckung von Urteilen nach der Neufassung der EuGVO – Effizienz und Rechtsstaatlichkeit im Vergleich zur Vorgängerregelung" (Enforcement of judgements in the new version of EuGVO – Efficiency and constituionality compared to the previous rules), master thesis, FernUniversität Hagen, 2015
  • Gerstein, Aisch, "Industrie 4.0 und das Immaterialgüterrecht" (Industrial Internet of the things and the intellectual property rights), in: Industrie 4.0 in Eckpunkten – ein interdisziplinärer Querschnitt, 2nd Edition, 2016
  • Gerstein, "Standardessentielle Patente – Risikoanalyse für Industrie 4.0", in: Tagungsband VDE-Kongress 2016 - Internet der Dinge 07.11.2016 - 08.11.2016 in Mannheim
  • Gerstein, „Standardessentielle Patente – ein Risiko für Industrie 4.0?“, in: Finanzen Steuern Recht – Ratgeber für Unternehmer, Ausgabe Hannover 2016/17
  • Gerstein, „Internationales Design“, in: Finanzen Steuern Recht – Ratgeber für Unternehmer, Ausgabe Ostwestfalen/Lippe 2018
  • Gerstein, „Intellectual-Property (IP) Compliance - Persönliche Haftung des Geschäftsführers bei Schutzrechtsverletzung“, in: Finanzen Steuern Recht – Ratgeber für Unternehmer, Ausgabe Ostwestfalen/Lippe 2019
Languages

German, English, French

QUALIFICATIONS

Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trademark & Design Attorney

OFFICE HANOVER

Phone +49(0)511  515120-0
Fax +49(0)511 515120-88

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