Marcus Seidel has been working as a patent attorney at Flügel Preissner Schober Seidel since 2005 and has been a partner since 2009.
The main focus of his professional activities lies in advising and representing clients in matters before the European Patent Office (EPA), the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA), the Federal Patent Court (BPatG) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).
The main technical fields in which he works are civil and mechanical engineering, mechanics, automotive technology, safety technology and medical technology.
Marcus Seidel advises large, globally active international companies from Europe, Asia and the USA as well as medium-sized companies in Germany and abroad with extensive international families of patents which need patent protection in Germany, Europe, Asia and the USA. He has extensive experience in particular of the examination proceedings leading to the grant of a German or European patent and in opposition and invalidity proceedings both in challenging and defending patents.
Marcus Seidel comes from Munich and studied civil engineering at the Technical University in Munich from 1993 to 1998 graduating as a Diplom-Ingenieur. He subsequently worked for a number of years as a project leader in an internationally operating engineering firm. This was followed from 2001 to 2004 by his training to become a patent attorney. He began working as a patent attorney in 2004 and soon became a qualified professional representative before the European Patent Office.
Main focus of activities (i.a.):
Representation of a major, globally active construction vehicle manufacturer before the European Patent Office and the German Patent and Trade Mark Office
Representation of a major, globally active manufacturer of bicycle components before the German Patent and Trade Mark Office and the European Patent Office
Representation of a globally operating supplier of lifts and escalators in particular in opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office
Representation in numerous invalidity proceedings against German patents before the Federal Patent Court and subsequently before the Federal Supreme Court
Partner in the law firm
Patent attorney in the law firm
2001 - 2004
Training as a patent attorney in a patent law firm in Munich, at the German Patent and Trade Mark Office, at the Federal Patent Court, including law studies at the University of Hagen
1998 - 2001
Project engineer at an international engineering firm
1993 - 1998
Studies in civil engineering at the Technical University of Munich,
graduated as Dipl.-Ing. (Univ.)