Karl Rackette, LL.M.

Basic and Advanced Scientific/Technical Studies

• 1966-1972 physics at the Technical University (RWTH) of Aachen (Germany)

Ph.D. Studies

• 1973-1975 Institute Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg (France)

Formation as Patent Attorney

• 1975-1979 Stuttgart and Munich (Germany)

Professional Practice

• 1979-.... Freiburg (Germany)

Extension Studies

• 2009 Master degree in "Intellectual Property Law and Management" (CEIPI)

Technical Expertise

The areas of technical expertise of Mr Rackette are mechanical engineering, medical technology, semiconductor technology, information technology, energy technology and measurement technology.

Legal Practice

The main areas of his legal practice are patent prosecution, patent opposition proceedings, patent infringement proceedings, patent nullity proceedings, trademark prosecution and trademark opposition proceedings.


Mr Rackette is intensively engaged in the education of European patent attorneys. Furthermore, he is regularly lecturing patent drafting in many European and East Asian countries, in many cases invited by the European Patent Office (EPO) the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and by the University of Strasbourg, France, at Center of Studies in Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI). On the basis of the personal relationship Mr. Rackette achieved with many IP attorneys all over the world, our clients can rely on an international network of competent attorneys who will take special care of their needs in nearly any place in the world.


Last but not least, he is member of numerous national (DAV, GRUR, VPP) as well as international (inter alia AIPLA, AIPPI, AUTM, CIPA, ECTA, FICPI, INTA, ITMA, LES, NYIPLA, UNION ) professional associations.