Dominik B. Schmithüsen


German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trademark and Design Attorney

Phone: +49 711 99 3 11-288
Fax: +49 711 99 3 11-200

Legal Emphasis

  • National and international patent prosecution, in particular in the USA, Japan, China, Europe and Germany
  • National and European trademark applications and litigious trademark matters, as well as – in close cooperation with international colleagues – non-European trademark prosecution and litigation proceedings, in particular in China and the USA
  • National and international conflicts concerning intellectual property rights, in particular their out-of-court settlement, e.g. through demarcation and priority agreements

Technical Emphasis

  • General mechanics and physics
  • Vehicle technology, internal combustion engines, body construction and interior fittings
  • Fuel Cells
  • Medical technology
  • Tool technology, in particular chip-removing machining
  • Robotics
  • Material science and engineering

Patent Attorney Training and Experiences

Dominik has been working in the patent field since 2016, undergoing patent attorney training at the law firm Gleiss & Große. In addition to extra-occupational legal studies and his work at Gleiss & Große, he also gained insights into judiciary processes and perspectives through various internships at the Mannheim District Court (LG Mannheim, Civil Chamber 2 under VRiLG Dr. Kircher), the patent and trademark divisions of the German Patent Office (DPMA), and various senates of the Federal Patent Court (Bundespatentgericht).
Dominik is fluent in German and English, and has a basic understanding of French, Polish and Chinese.

Studies, Career and Philosophy

Dominik studied physics at the University of Karlsruhe (TH) and the Heidelberg University, focussing on material science, economics and majoring in environmental physics.
The topic of his diploma thesis and scientific publications were international, atmospheric radon measurements, its radioactive decay and diffusion processes in upper soil layers as well as infrared laser spectroscopy of greenhouse gases. The scientific focus was on the function of radon as a tracer for greenhouse gases.
Following a personal passion, Dominik worked for half a year in the publishing industry with focus on digital learning and gamification, especially in the context of continuing education for physicians. His working methodology – as far as the law firm environment and legal work in general allows – is inspired by his former experiences with gamification and his strong interest for agile project management methods, especially Scrum.


Dominik is a member of the German Chamber of Patent Attorneys as well as a member of the Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (FICPI), the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi) and the German Physical Society (DPG).