Dr. Klaus Latzel studied Chemistry at Technische Universität München (TUM). He earned a doctor’s degree at the chair of Inorganic Chemistry under the direction of Prof. Dr. h.c. mult. W. A. Hermann. His thesis was for a Collaborative Research Centre and he was responsible for the manufacturing and electrochemical analysis of specifically designed intercalation compounds for electrochemical studies of DNA/RNA strains. Subsequently, he did post-doctoral research in an interdisciplinary project on the field of homogeneous catalysis together with the Technische Universität München and a leading PVC manufacturer.
He moved to one of the largest patent attorney firms in Munich in the year 1999 and worked there as associated European patent attorney after he had been admitted as representative before the European Patent Office in the year 2003. He has been admitted as German Patent and Trademark Attorney in the year 2005. After having spent about 2 years as associated patent attorney with a second large and internationally oriented patent-attorney firm, he settled up his own patent law firm LATZEL-IP in Munich in the year 2009. Since 2019 he works for Hinkelmann-IP.
Dr. Latzel deals primarily in patent, trademark, and design law. In the past, he dealt with a lot of technical fields, such as pharmaceuticals, generics, material sciences, polymers, foamed materials, printing technology, toner, chip technology, battery technology, green energy such as wind power or thermal power plants, white goods, chemical process engineering, and medical devices.
In addition, Dr. Latzel has a sound knowledge in the field of international patent and trademark prosecution. He is also regularly engaged as technical expert or patent attorney in several litigation proceedings. Moreover, he is a lecturer at the University of Strasbourg (CEIPI) and gives lectures in the basic training course for future representatives before the European Patent Office in Munich. Dr. Latzel is fluent in German and English.