Nanno M. Lenz

LL.M. | Dipl.-Ing. | Patent Attorney | European Patent Attorney | European Trademark and Design Attorney | Partner

Areas of Practice

Patents and utility models with emphasis on mechanical engineering and manufacturing, processing technology, heating and air conditioning, hydraulics and pneumatics; Trade marks and designs, Prosecution, infringement and validity litigation; licensing and contracts.

German, English, French

Professional Development
2016–2021 President of the German Chamber of Patent Attorneys
2006 Master of Laws (LL.M.)
1994 Partner of KEIL & SCHAAFHAUSEN
1994 Admission as Patent Attorney (Federal Republic of Germany) and European Patent Attorney
1990–1993 Training in the field of intellectual property
1990 Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.)
1983–1990 Studies at the University of Minnesota, U.S.A., Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, Germany and Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France


Personal Information

1964 born in Düsseldorf

Having studied in the U.S.A., France and Germany and completing his education as a German and European Patent Attorney as well as a Master of Laws, Nanno Lenz has been focusing on the international prosecution and enforcement of patents, trade marks and designs. To further improve the legal framework providing for adequate international protection of intellectual property rights, he is active in various committees of German and international intellectual property organizations. Nanno Lenz is President of the German Chamber of Patent Attorneys (Patentanwaltskammer). He is also a member of the Patent and Utility Model Law Committee of GRUR and the Disciplinary Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office. Until 2015 he was President of CNIPA (Committee of National Institutes of IP Attorneys). Nanno Lenz is married and has three children.

Nanno M. Lenz