Dipl.-Ing. Carl-Philipp Clarenbach, LL.M.

Dipl.-Ing. (mechanical engineering), Master of (European Intellectual Property) Laws
Partner

German Patent Attorney

European Patent,
European Trademark and Design Attorney
European Trademark and Design Attorney

Phone: +49 711 99 3 11-222
Fax: +49 711 99 3 11-200
E-mail: clarenbach@gleiss-grosse.com

Emphasis

Technical:

Mechanical engineering, automotive engineering, drive systems and components, steering systems, car body construction, exhaust gas treatment, interior fittings, safety systems; power and work machines, hydraulic systems, electric drive systems, tool design and construction, air conditioning systems, personal protection systems, plant engineering, and machine elements.

Legal:

  • drafting, filing and prosecuting of patent and utility model applications in German or English
  • before the German Patent and Trademark office, the European Patent office as well as foreign Patent offices
  • Domestic and foreign enforcement of IP rights, Patent litigation
  • expert opinions
  • Opposition proceedings and appeal proceedings before the German Patent and Trademark Office, the German Federal Patent Court and the European Patent Office.
  • Nullity Proceedings before the German Federal Patent Court.


References

  • Opposition proceedings before the German Patent and Trademark Office as well as the European Patent Office for enterprises in the field of automotive engineering
  • Opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office for a company working in the field of personal safety devices
  • Opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office for a company working in the field of atomization technics
  • Patent litigation proceedings for a company working in the field of personal safety devices
  • Patent litigation proceedings for a company working in the field of electrical contacting devices
  • Nullity proceedings before the German Federal Patent Court for a company working in the field of electrical contacting devices

Profile 

Since 2005 Carl-Philipp Clarenbach is concerned with the preparation of patent applications, with opposition and inter partes proceedings as well as with expert opinions, infringement analyses, validity analyses, freedom-to-operate analyses and due-diligence proceedings. The emphasis is mainly in the field of mechanical engineering, in particular automotive engineering, electrical test devices, printing technologies and air conditioning systems.


In addition, he is familiar with the application and prosecution of designs and trademarks, national and international. Carl-Philipp Clarenbach provides consulting for German and international, large and medium-sized enterprises as well as for university and commercial research institutes and start-up enterprises.


Education

Carl-Philipp Clarenbach studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Karlsruhe (Germany) as well as at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (USA). He wrote his diploma thesis about high performance valve trains of internal combustion engines at the Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG and in collaboration with the Institute for Product Development at the University of Karlsruhe in 2005.

Between 2005 and 2008 he was trained in the field of Intellectual Property Law at Gleiss & Große. Additionally he passed through practical trainings at the German Patent and Trademark Office, the German Federal Patent Court and the District Court of Mannheim.
In 2012 he completed his education with becoming a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in the field of European Intellectual Property Laws.

Admitted to practice

Carl-Philipp Clarenbach was admitted both as a German Patent Attorney and European Patent, Trademark and Design Attorney in 2009.

He is admitted at the German Patent- and Trademark Office (DPMA), the German Federal Patent Court (BPatG), the European Patent Office (EPO) and the HABM. He is also admitted at the German Federal Supreme Court (BGH) in connection with nullity actions, proceedings concerning supplementary protection certificates and compulsory licenses. He is also admitted at the Bundessortenamt (Federal Bureau for Protection and National Listing of New Plant Varieties).

Carl-Philipp Clarenbach consults and represents domestic and international, large and medium sized enterprises as well as universities, commercial research institutes and start-ups. Furthermore, he trains patent attorney candidates at the firm and gives lectures on IP related topics.


Teaching Activities and Lectures

I. Teaching activities:

  • Appointed lecturer at the Steinbeis University Berlin, from 2014 to 2016, in the context of Innovation Management
  • Appointed lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart, since 2017
  • Guest lectures at the Friedrich-Alexander University in Nürnberg, since 2013

II. Publications:

  • book contribution: Vahs, D.; Brem, A.: Innovationsmanagement, Kapitel „Schutzrechte und Schutzrechtsstrategien“, Schäffer-Poeschel Stuttgart, 2013
  • book contribution: Vahs, D.; Brem, A.: Innovationsmanagement, Kapitel „Schutzrechte und Schutzrechtsstrategien“, Schäffer-Poeschel Stuttgart, 2015


Memberships

He is member of the German Patent Attorneys’ Association, the German Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and Copyright law (GRUR), the Federal Association of German Patent Attorneys, the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI) and the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (EPI).


Further Information

Carl-Philipp Clarenbach speaks German and English.