Panelist Profile


Dietmar Haug

KNH Patentanwälte PartG mbB, IP Consultant, Patent Attorney (DE)


Main focus
Advising inventors, universities, small and large industrial companies based in Germany and abroad in particular in Great Britain, the USA and Canada, on all fields that involve the protection of industrial property rights, in particular on obtaining, defending and enforcing patents as well as trademarks and designs. Preparing expert opinions on validity and infringement of industrial property rights. Participation in patent infringement lawsuits in courts in Germany and abroad. Negotiating and drafting patent and trademark license agreements.

Technical focus
Mechanical engineering, aeronautical engineering, jet engine engineering, automotive engineering, automotive clutch systems, rapid prototyping, medical engineering, electronic components, paper machines, concrete formwork systems, agricultural machinery, sports and leisure equipment, clothing technology, energy and environmental technology.

Career steps
Since 2015
Senior IP Counsel at KNH Patentanwälte based in Düsseldorf and Munich.
Since 2014
owner of a patent law firm based in Stuttgart.
co-founder and partner of the patent law firm Andrae Flach Haug based in Munich.
studies at Fernuniversität Hagen, specializing in: „The protection of industrial property rights in Europe“; being awarded the academic degree of a Master of Laws (LL. M.).
studies at Queen Mary College in London; being awarded the „Certificate in Intellectual Property Law“.
since 1981
admitted to practise as a German and European patent attorney;
patent attorney trainee at the German Patent and Trademark Office and the Federal Patent Court in Munich.
patent engineer and patent attorney trainee in the patent and trademark department of M.A.N. Maschinenfabrik Augsburg Nürnberg based in Munich.
technical assistant in a leading London patent law firm.
studies of aeronautical engineering at Stuttgart University; being awarded the academic degree of a “Diplom-Ingenieur” (the German equivalent of a master’s degree in engineering).

German, English, French


  • German Association of Patent Attorneys (PAK)
  • European Patent Institute (EPI)
  • German Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and the German Copyright Law (GRUR)
  • German Association of Patent Engineers and Patent Attorneys (VPP)
  • International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)
  • European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
  • Licensing Executives Society (LES)