Dr. Ingo Kurt Strehlke

M.Sc. in Chemistry


"The factors of time and internationality are gaining more and more importance in intellectual property: scientific insights and technological developments must be transferred into marketable solutions at an increasingly fast pace, which face international competition. Fast and efficient protection of new technologies is therefore one of the core competencies of patent attorneys."

Ingo K. Strehlke was born in 1967 and gained his experience first as a scientist, then as an in-house patent attorney at an international group company of the chemical-pharmaceutical industry, and, finally, during many years as a partner in a renowned patent law firm. He has gained insight in the requirements and opportunities of intellectual property from all relevant angles.

In 1992, he graduated from University of Bochum with a Master degree in chemistry and completed his doctoral thesis in Natural Sciences with a Ph.D. in 1995. He was then educated as a patent attorney at the patent law firm of Eggert & Moser and, after passing his examination in 1998, he was admitted as a patent attorney in 1999. Following a short period as an in-house attorney, Ingo K. Strehlke became a partner at the firm of Gesthuysen, von Rohr & Eggert in 2000 and left the firm in 2012 in order to become a founding partner of the VON ROHR Patent Attorneys firm and to contribute his extensive expertise to the newly founded firm.

As a patent attorney, he advises national and international clients and consults them in all matters of intellectual property rights. In addition to the activities commonly executed by patent attorneys, his main emphasis is also on national and international litigations in patent matters as well as the evaluation of intellectual property in the context of company acquisitions, transactions and takeovers. As a long-standing former member of the Committee for Biotechnology at the Patent Attorneys' Association, he is still committed to the development in the field of intellectual property. Furthermore, he is committed to the education of patent attorney trainees.