Dipl.-Ing., LL.M. - Patent Attorney, European Patent and Trademark Attorney
Studied mechanical engineering, specializing in aerospace technology at the Technical University of Munich, received a Diploma of Engineering in 1994. Passed the German patent bar examination in 1997.
European Patent and Trademark Attorney since 1998.
Master of Law in European Intellectual Property, Masters thesis on the protection of intellectual property as a fundamental right.
Regular lectures for different bar associations in the U.S. and Japan. Member of GRUR (German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property).
Joined Prinz & Partner in 1991.
Preparation of patent and utility model applications in the area of mechanical and materials engineering.
Examination, opposition and appeal proceedings before the German Patent and Trademark Office, the German Federal Patent Court and the European Patent Office, supervision of patent grant proceedings abroad, especially in the USA.
Preparation of portfolio and licensing strategies and opinions on validity and infringement of intellectual property rights.
National and international patent litigation, ITC proceedings in the U.S. Invalidity and revocation proceedings before the German Federal Court of Justice.
Languages: German, English, French.
Representation in hearings before the German Federal Patent Court and the European Patent Office.
Chambers Global / Chambers Europe - 2017: "Jochen Sties assists with patent and utility model applications, and regularly appears before the EPO in examination, opposition and appeal proceedings. He is most active in mechanical and materials engineering, having academically specialised in aerospace technology. Clients value his 'very quick and detailed grasp of the novel details of patent applications'.''
The Legal 500 Deutschland - 2017: "Jochen Sties is appreciated for his 'good and straightforward advice'."
Juve German Commercial Law Firms - 2017: "Frequently recommended: Jochen Sties ('excellent, vast litigation experience, competitor')."
Chambers Global / Chambers Europe - 2016: "Clients praise Jochen Sties for his 'broad expertise in machinery and electronics'. He assists with applications for patents and utility models in mechanical engineering, including examinations, oppositions and appeal proceedings. Clients say: 'He understands the needs of the clients and provides customised solutions'."
The Legal 500 Deutschland - 2016: Jochen Sties is "highly competent, rapid, reliable and client-oriented".
Juve German Commercial Law Firms - 2016: "Frequently recommended: Jochen Sties"
Chambers Global / Chambers Europe - 2015: "One client says: 'He constantly astounds us with the speed of his reactions to our requests.' Another states: 'We have a lot of trust in the competence of Mr Sties and are convinced that he always obtains the best result for us'."
The Legal 500 Germany - 2015: "Jochen Sties 'gives his clients the good feeling of always being the focus of attention'."
Juve German Commercial Law Firms - 2015: "Frequently recommended: Jochen Sties ('good service, good price/performance ratio', client)."
Chambers Global / Chambers Europe - 2014: "highly experienced in preparing patent and utility model applications in the field of mechanical and materials engineering."