Dipl.-Ing. (Electrical engineering)
European Patent and Trademark Attorney
Lars Eckert focuses on patent granting procedures, legal validity and patent infringement proceedings in a large number of different technical fields including electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and software and on registration and opposition proceedings of trademarks. Lars Eckert represents domestic and international clients mainly before the Patent Offices and regularly before the German Federal Patent Court and the Technical Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office. He is specialized in the fields of control engineering, software-implemented inventions, circuit technology, power engineering, image processing, printing technology and automotive technology. Further, he deals with problems concerning the licensing of software under the General Public License (GPL) and under Open Source License.
Lars Eckert obtained his degree in electrical engineering and electronics from the Technical University of Leipzig, Germany. After his graduation, Lars Eckert worked as an electrical engineer for three years, in the course of which he designed various electrical installations and systems, programmed programmable logical controllers and supervised the start-up phases in a number of plants, primarily chemical plants in Asia, especially in South Korea, China and Singapore. Lars Eckert joined the firm in 1999, and has been a partner since 2006.