The pillars of the economy

Patents in physics and materials science

Nanostructures, microchips, space telescopes or international megaprojects, such as ITER in the field of nuclear fusion technology - the technological spectrum of physics and materials science is practically all encompassing.

Patents are needed whenever an idea provides a competitive advantage in a sometimes highly competitive market. This applies to innovations from startups, medium-sized companies as well as large corporations alike.

Physics and materials science are the pillars of the economy: Everything is based on physics as the fundamental natural science. Every new technology is based on physics, as well as the provision of innovative materials. When you reliably protect your innovations, you help move your company forward, add value and help secure important market share.

At Meissner Bolte, we can help you to patent a fundamental new process as well as a new material or machine - preferably all at the same time. Our attorneys and patent engineers will work with you to determine the optimal scope of protection for your patent portfolio. In doing so, we will gladly take into account an existing patent strategy, which we will also be happy to develop further with you, and take into account all the special features of your industry.


Materials and inventions in the field of physics

At the beginning of every newly developed product or process is the idea of the scientist. Innovation should solve a technical problem, improve an existing product or process, or even legally circumvent an existing patent of a competitor. 

Our experienced patent attorneys will support you in getting this idea to the point of being ready to fil an industrial property right. Together with you, we develop the appropriate patent strategy and consider future competitor circumvention solutions. In the end, you should gain an officially examined and granted patent protecting your innovation and helping you to achieve your entrepreneurial goals.


Approaching patent applications the right way

After the patent application is filed with the Patent Office, the Patent Office searches the known body of publically available information, known as the prior art, to determine the patentability of your new product or process. This, prior art may ultimately prevent the patent from granting with the scope and to the extent initially desired. If this appears to be an issue, we will inform you openly and early – thus allowing you to make appropriate strategic decisions.

With a well thought-out application strategy and in close coordination with you, our attorneys can do a lot in the proceedings before the patent office to achieve the desired result. This also includes critically questioning objections made by the patent office and vigorously countering them when there is room for argument.  

Apply for patent protection early - we will be happy to advise you

If your invention becomes public before the patent application is filed, e.g. at a trade fair or via the press, this severely limits your possibilities to gain worthwhile protection. In the worst case, such a disclosure may even stop you from obtaining protection completely. Your competitors can then use your product or process freely and your investment was in vain. In order to avoid this, you should take the filing of a patent application into consideration at an early stage - we will be happy to support you.

Our experts are patent attorneys or patent engineers with a diploma or comparable degree in mechanical engineering or related fields of study. Areas of expertise include:

  • General Physics
  • Materials Science
  • Nanotechnology
  • Nanostructures
  • Laser Technology
  • Materials for 3D Printing
  • 3D Printing Processes
  • Solid state physics
  • Micromechanics
  • Chip technology
  • Metrology
  • Autonomous driving
  • Measurement techniques

If we are not yet familiar with your specialist field, our curiosity is piqued and we will get up to speed as quickly as possible and in time to assist you!
Please do not hesitate to contact our patent attorneys and engineers specialized in mechanical engineering.

Timan Pfrang

Tilman Pfrang, LL.M.

Patent Attorney, Dipl.-Phys.

Dr. Stefan M. Zech

Dr. Stefan M. Zech, LL.M.

Patent Attorney, Dipl.-Phys.

Martin Aulich

Martin Aulich

Patent Attorney, Dipl.-Phys.

Bremen, Hamburg, Osnabruck