Working at the interface between technology and law

Patent attorneys work between technology and science on the one hand and law on the other hand. In the interest of their clients, they thus unite the thinking and views of technicians and scientists on the one hand and of lawyers on the other hand.

The interdisciplinarity of intellectual property law therefore requires both a profound technical or scientific qualification as well as legal training covering the entire field of intellectual property law. This dual qualification of the patent attorney is not only a formal requirement for admission to the profession, but also a necessary condition for understanding as well as representing and enforcing the interests of the clients.

The protection of highly innovative and complex ideas requires the interdisciplinary exchange of specialists from different fields.

The protection of highly innovative and complex ideas requires the interdisciplinary exchange of specialists from different fields.

Intellectual property law covers traditional fields of technology and science, such as mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, physics and chemistry, as well as extremely innovative and highly complex fields, such as information and communication technology, biotechnology, biology, pharmaceutics, medicine and medical technology. This requires not only the multifaceted competence of the individual patent attorney, but ideally a team of specialists such as in the firm von Rohr, in which patent attorneys from different fields work together on an interdisciplinary basis.