Imprint & Privacy Policy

Imprint

LEMCKE · BROMMER & PARTNER

Patentanwälte
Partnerschaft mbB
Siegfried-Kühn-Straße 4
76135 Karlsruhe, Germany

Telephone: +49 721 91 28 00
Telefax: +49 721 91 28 050
E-mail: info@LBP-Patent.de

Legal form:
Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB
Registered under no. PR 100024 at the local court Mannheim.

Partners:
Dietrich Blumenröhr; Dipl.-Ing.
Magnus Kaiser, Dipl.-Phys.
Dr. Jochen Dicker, Dipl.-Phys.
Dr. Henrik Nübold, Dipl.-Phys.
Stefan Urlichs, Dipl.-Phys., LL.M.
Dr. Anke Leitner, Dipl.-Phys. oec.

All of the above are responsible for the website.

V.A.T. No. DE 143615364

All partners are

  • Patent attorneys (Patentanwälte in the Federal Republic of Germany)
  • Professional representatives before the European Patent Office/European Patent Attorneys
  • Professional representatives before the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) (Trademarks and Designs)/European Trademark Attorneys, European Design Attorneys
  • entitled to act as sole representatives

and members of:

  • the Patentanwaltskammer (Patent Lawyers’ Association), Tal 29, 80331 Munich, Germany
  • the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi), Tal 29, 80331 Munich, Germany

The competent supervisory authority of the patent attorneys is

  • the Patentanwaltskammer (Patent Lawyers’ Association), Tal 29, 80331 Munich, Germany
  • the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi), Tal 29, 80331 Munich, Germany

As patent attorneys we are governed by the following statutes and codes:

  • Patent Attorney Statute of 7 September1966 (BGBl. (Federal Law Gazette) I 1966, p. 557, last changed by BGBl. I 2001, p. 3656)
  • Professional Code of Patent Attorneys (published in Mitteilungen der Deutschen Patentanwälte [Journal of the German Patent Attorneys], 1997, p. 243)
  • Code of Professional Conduct of the epi (www.patentepi.com)
  • FICPI rules of conduct (www.ficpi.org)

All partners enjoy professional indemnity insurance cover provided by
R+V Versicherung AG
Raiffeisenplatz 1
65189 Wiesbaden
Germany

The geographical scope of insurance coverage comprises worldwide activities insofar as it concerns activities of the patent attorneys in connection with intellectual property matters being subject to the law of the Federal Republic of Germany and the European Union as well as international and supranational conventions, in particular the European Patent Convention, the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), the Madrid Agreement, the Hague Agreement and the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property. The insurance coverage does not comprise activities in connection with national law of foreign countries.

Insurance cover extends to worldwide professional activities and fulfils the requirements of § 45 PatAnwO (Patent Attorney Statute).

Information regarding Online Dispute Resolution:

The European Commission has set up an Online Dispute Resolution platform dedicated to helping consumers and traders resolve their contractual disputes about online purchases of goods and services out-of-court (so-called ODR platform). You will be directed to the ODR platform under the following link: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/

Out-of-court dispute resolution:

We are not prepared and not obliged to participate in dispute resolution proceedings before a consumer arbitration entity as provided under the Consumer Dispute Resolution Act (VSBG).

Photo credits:

The header photos are from Shutterstock.com (www.shutterstock.com): Shutterstock.com_230165593 (© Vasilyev Alexandr), Shutterstock.com_234455626 (© Vasilyev Alexandr).
The photos shown under the rubric “news“ are from Fotolia.com (www.fotolia.com): Fotolia.com_100928908 (© kalpis), Fotolia.com_95953157 (© Maksim Kabakou), Fotolia.com_94474342 (© Maksim Kabakou), Fotolia.com_92198843 (© Maksim Kabakou), Fotolia.com_91350626 (© Maksim Kabakou), Fotolia.com_88983843 (© Maksim Kabakou), Fotolia.com_85686369 (© Maksim Kabakou), Fotolia.com_84330733 (© ibreakstock), Fotolia.com_82443457 (© Kheng Guan Toh), Fotolia.com_75190279 (© Dmitry), Fotolia.com_55221254 (© fotodo), Fotolia.com_31877522 (© Kheng Guan Toh).
The portraits were taken and edited by Daniel Foltin (www.danielfoltin.com).

Liability for Contents

As service providers, we are liable for own contents of these websites according to Sec. 7, paragraph 1 German Telemedia Act (TMG). However, according to Sec. 8 to 10 German Telemedia Act (TMG), service providers are not obligated to permanently monitor submitted or stored information or to search for evidences that indicate illegal activities.

Legal obligations to removing information or to blocking the use of information remain unchallenged. In this case, liability is only possible at the time of knowledge about a specific violation of law. Illegal contents will be removed immediately at the time we get knowledge of them.

Liability for Links

Our offer includes links to external third party websites. We have no influence on the contents of those websites, therefore we cannot guarantee for those contents. Providers or administrators of linked websites are always responsible for their own contents.

The linked websites had been checked for possible violations of law at the time of the establishment of the link. Illegal contents were not detected at the time of the linking. A permanent monitoring of the contents of linked websites cannot be imposed without reasonable indications that there has been a violation of law. Illegal links will be removed immediately at the time we get knowledge of them.

Copyright
All rights for the information and material on this website are held by Lemcke, Brommer & Partner and are governed by the copyright laws of Germany. Contributions made by third parties are identified as such. Reproduction, processing, distribution and any other form of usage outside the scope of the copyright law require the written approval of Lemcke, Brommer & Partner. Reproductions of these pages in any form (downloading, copies, etc.) are only permitted for private, non-commercial use. In this case no changes may be made to the information and a reference to the copyright by Lemcke, Brommer & Partner must be included.

 

Privacy Policy

1. An overview of data protection

General

The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy found below.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator’s contact details can be found in the website’s required legal notice.

How do we collect your data?

Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.

Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.

Analytics and third-party tools

When visiting our website, statistical analyses may be made of your surfing behavior. This happens primarily using cookies and analytics. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous, i.e. we will not be able to identify you from this data. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information can be found in the following privacy policy.

You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard.

2. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.

Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

Notice concerning the party responsible for this website

The party responsible for processing data on this website is:

Dietrich Blumenröhr, Dipl.-Ing.
Magnus Kaiser, Dipl.-Phys.
Dr. Jochen Dicker, Dipl.-Phys.
Dr. Henrik Nübold, Dipl.-Phys.
Stefan Urlichs, Dipl.-Phys., LL.M.
Dr. Anke Leitner, Dipl.-Phys. oec.

Telephone: +49 721 91280-0
Email: info@LBP-Patent.de

The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).

Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities

If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, blocking, deletion

As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.

Opposition to promotional emails

We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam, is received.

3. Data collection on our website

Cookies

Some of our web pages use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies.” They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device’s memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use (such as the shopping cart) are stored pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1, letter f of DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyze your surfing behavior) are also stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in “server log files”. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

These data will not be combined with data from other sources.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

4. Social media

Google+ plugin

Our pages use Google+ functions. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Collection and disclosure of information: Using the Google +1 button allows you to publish information worldwide. By means of the Google+ button, you and other users can receive custom content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the fact that you have +1’d a piece of content and information about the page you were viewing when you clicked +1. Your +1 can be displayed together with your profile name and photo in Google services, for example in search results or in your Google profile, or in other places on websites and advertisements on the Internet.

Google records information about your +1 activities to improve Google services for you and others. To use the Google + button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile that must contain at least the name chosen for the profile. This name is used by all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace a different name that you have used to share content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your email address or other information that can identify you.

Use of collected data: In addition to the uses mentioned above, the information you provide is used in accordance with the applicable Google data protection policies. Google may publish summary statistics about users’ +1 activity or share it with users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers, or affiliate websites.

5. Analytics and advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.

IP anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.

Browser plugin

You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Objecting to the collection of data

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site: Disable Google Analytics.

For more information about how Google Analytics handles user data, see Google’s privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Outsourced data processing

We have entered into an agreement with Google for the outsourcing of our data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Demographic data collection by Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics’ demographic features. This allows reports to be generated containing statements about the age, gender, and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data. This collected data cannot be attributed to any specific individual person. You can disable this feature at any time by adjusting the ads settings in your Google account or you can forbid the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section “Refusal of data collection”.

WordPress Stats

This website uses the WordPress Stats tool to perform statistical analyses of visitor traffic. This service is provided by Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street # 343, San Francisco, CA 94110-4929, USA.

WordPress Stats uses cookies that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of the use of the website. The information generated by the cookies about the use of our website is stored on servers in the USA. Your IP address will be anonymized after processing and before storage.

WordPress Stats cookies remain on your device until you delete them.

The storage of “WordPress Stats” cookies is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. The functionality of our services may be limited when cookies are disabled.

You can object to the collection and use of your data at any time with future effect by clicking on this link and setting an opt-out cookie in your browser: https://www.quantcast.com/opt-out/.

If you delete the cookies on your computer, you will have to set the opt-out cookie again.

Google Maps

This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

To use Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of making our website appealing and to facilitate the location of places specified by us on the website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of Google at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.