Even apparently simple products are often based on highly complex technical innovations

Even apparently simple products are often based on highly complex technical innovations

Stefan Häckel

Graduate Physicist

As a patent attorney and founding partner of von Rohr, Stefan Häckel advises German as well as international clients – from individual inventors and medium-sized firms to large group companies – in all fields of technology. A special focus of Stefan Häckel’s work is the strategic conception, operative development and the coordination of complex, international property right portfolios.

Prior to the foundation of the firm in 2012, Stefan Häckel was a partner in a large patent law firm in Essen for 15 years.

His desire to stay in tune with technological process in various fields, cooperating closely with developers and inventors and contributing his own vast technical knowledge, led him to intellectual property in 1989. Following his training in a patent law firm seated in Karlsruhe, Stefan Häckel was admitted as a patent attorney in 1993. He gathered in-depth expertise in firms based in Munich and Stuttgart before becoming a partner at a firm in Essen in 1996 as an experienced patent attorney.

“Even apparently simple products are often based on highly complex technical innovations. It is one of our essential tasks to identify the basic concept of the inventive ideas and to abstract it in such a way that even circumventive solutions that are not immediately obvious are covered by the property right.”

“Even apparently simple products are often based on highly complex technical innovations. It is one of our essential tasks to identify the basic concept of the inventive ideas and to abstract it in such a way that even circumventive solutions that are not immediately obvious are covered by the property right.”

His fascination with new technological solutions and processes was the reason for Stefan Häckel to study physics at the University of Karlsruhe. His scientific focus was in the research field of high-temperature superconductors, very new and innovative at the time and in which he also graduated.

He deepened his knowledge of intellectual property rights in the United States of America and is now focused on national, European and international matters. His great commitment to the field of intellectual property is reflected by several years of membership of the examining board for patent attorney trainees.