Joachim Ruttgers

Basic and Advanced Scientific/Technical Studies

• 1982-1988 Physics at the Universities of Freiburg and Munich (Germany)

Ph.D. Studies

• 1988-1991 Institute of Physical Chemistry at the University of Wurzburg (Germany)

Research Activities

• 1991-1992 ONERA in Palaiseau (France) with a scholarship of the DFG

Formation as Patent Attorney

• 1992-1996 Freiburg and Munich (Germany)

Professional Practice

• 1996-.... Freiburg (Germany)

Technical Expertise

His technical expertise is mainly in mechanical engineering, fastening technology, medical devices, measurement technology, optics and laser technology.

Legal Practice

The main areas of the legal practice of Mr Ruttgers are patent prosecution, patent opposition proceedings, trademark prosecution and design prosecution.

Corporate Experiences

At the occasion of the cooperation with a client active in the automotive industry, he was fully responsible for the management of an extensive patent portfolio in the position as head of the Patent Department. Mr Ruttgers reported directly to the Chief Legal Officer as well as to Chief Technical Officer and was directly involved in the innovation process in order to efficiently transform important results of the development departments into IP rights.


Mr Ruttgers is member of a number of professional organisations among which are GRUR, FICPI, VPP.