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The chancellery of the patents attorney, RUCKH is active in the entire area of commercial legal representation. Specialist areas requiring both legal and technical specialist knowledge area covered in this way. The chancellery is therefore active at all patents authorities and those for the registration of trade names at the national level and also for the appropriate European and international authorities.

The patents chancellery RUCKH services a wide range of clients from various areas of technology with emphasis on medium-sized companies in Germany and overseas as well as large scale companies.

The patents chancellery, RUCKH has core competence in the form of many years of experience in industry. Project-orientated work inside the chancellery enables interfaces to be offered which are customised to the working methods of a modern industrial companies.

Specialist areas

  • Electronics, Opto-electronics, Electrical engineering.
  • Physics, especially semi-conductor physics and micro-system technology.
  • Mechanical engineering, especially plant construction, textile machinery and machine tools.
  • Process technology, especially in the areas of chemistry, physics, environmental technology, medical technology and textile technology.
  • Inventions in the area of Computer hardware and software
  • Technologies in the automobile industry

Range of activities closed to industry

  • Monitoring competition
  • Performance of compensation for employee-inventors

Availability of international database connections

  • For performing research in the areas of technical proprietary rights and trade names.

Provision of interfaces

  • Testing and evaluation of suggestions from inventors, whilst monitoring development in order to protect the know how of the company.
  • Consultation and development of strategies, whilst monitoring development, in order to prevent the infringement of proprietary rights.

Areas of activity

Commercial legal representation

Proprietary rights for inventions

Patents, utility patents, Registration and defence of patents or utility patents at the Germany, European, international and national authorities Processing infringement disputes, Objections, petitions to cancel an entry in a public register and proceedings for annulment against the proprietary rights of third parties.

Protection of official identification marks

The law of trade marks, company names, protection of titles. Registration and defence of trade marks at German, European, international or national authorities. Processing infringement disputes, Monitoring conflict of interests. Objections and petitions to cancel entries in a public register against the trade marks of third parties.

Proprietary rights for designs

Design patents, registration of design patents at Germany, international or national authorities. Processing infringement rights.

Utilisation agreements

on commercial proprietary rights, technical developments or know how: License agreements, research and development agreements, cooperation agreements, etc.

Rights for employee-inventors

Consultations on the area of rights for employee-inventors Performance of recompense for employee-inventors

Monitoring competition, research

Preventative monitoring of proprietary rights for the trade marks and patents of competitors.

Performance and assessment of research into the state of technology in the areas of technical proprietary rights and rights for identification marks. Monitoring of publications of the German and the European Patents Offices.


Dr. Rainer Ruckh

Dipl. Physicist

Patents Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trademark Attorney

Training/Scientific work

  • 1979 - 1985: The study of physics at the University of Stuttgart, Graduate Diploma (overall grade: cum Laude)
  • 02-04/1985: Research in residence at the University of Nottingham, Nottingham/GB
  • 1985 - 1987: Scientific employee at IBM Sindelfingen and in Rome
  • 1985 - 1987: Doctorate at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of Stuttgart (overall grade: cum Laude)

Many years of industrial experience

  • As a scientific employee in the Research Department of Robert Boost GmbH
  • And in a position of responsibility in medium-sized industrial companies
    Especially the development and leadership of the Patents Department of Leuze Electronic GmbH + Co. KG.

Especially the development and leadership of the Patents Department of Leuze Electronic GmbH + Co. KG.

Knowledge of languages

  • German (mother tongue)
  • English (very good)
  • French (good)


Dr. Rainer Ruckh
Jurastraße 1
73087 Bad Boll

Phone: +49 7164 90330-0
Fax: +49 7164 90330-10



Patentanwaltskanzlei Ruckh
Jurastraße 1
73087 Bad Boll

Phone: +49 7164 90330-0
Fax: +49 7164 90330-10


Dr. Rainer Ruckh



Commercial Register

Patentanwaltskammer, 80058 München

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Data protection declaration


We take the protection of your data very seriously. Any data that you provide via the website www.patent-ruckh.eu will be collected and used in accordance with the applicable data protection regulations. This data protection declaration applies only to our websites. If you are forwarded to other pages via links on our pages, please enquire there about the respective handling of your data.

1. Generalities

Personal data comprise all data that are personally related to you, i.e. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behaviour. The following regulations inform you about the nature, scope and purpose of the collection, processing and use of your personal data.

The person responsible acc. Article 4 (7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) is:

Dr. Rainer Ruckh
Jurastr. 1
73087 Bad Boll
Telephone: +49 (0)7164 903300
Telefax: +49  (0)7164 9033010
E-Mail: rr@patent-ruckh.eu

2. Automatic data acquisition

In the case of merely informative use of the website, i.e. if you do not provide us with any information, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which are technically necessary for us to inform you about our website and to ensure stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6 I p. 1 f DSGVO): your IP address, date and time of your web page visit, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) time zone difference, request content (concrete page), access status/HTTP status code, the amount of data transferred, the site that receives the request, the browser you are using, the operating system and its interface as well as the name of your access provider, language and version of the browser software.

The data mentioned are processed by us for the following purposes:

  • ensuring a smooth connection of the website,
  • ensuring comfortable use of our website,
  • evaluating the system security and stability as well as for further administrative purposes.

This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The above information is recorded without your intervention and stored until automated deletion. In no case we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you.

3. Making contact

For questions of any kind, we offer you the opportunity to contact us via our e-mail address(es). This will at least tell us your valid e-mail address. This is also necessary to let us know who made the contact and to respond to your request. Please feel free to communicate any other information contained in your e-mail.

The data processing for the purpose of contacting us is in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO based on your voluntarily granted consent.

The personal data collected from us as a result of your making contact will be automatically deleted after treating or processing your request.

4. Affected rights

You have the right:

  • according to Art. 15 DSGVO, to request information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you can provide information on the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been disclosed, the planned retention period, the right to rectification, deletion, limitation of processing or opposition, the existence of a right to complain, the source of their data, if not collected from us, and the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, where appropriate, meaningful information about their details;
  • according to Art. 16 DSGVO, immediately demand the correction of incorrect or complete personal data stored with us;
  • according to Art. 17 DSGVO, to demand the deletion of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for the fulfilment of a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims is required;
  • according to Art. 18 DSGVO to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data, as far as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, if the processing is unlawful, while you waive its deletion and we no longer need the data, whereas you need assert this right, to exercise or to defend legal claims or you have objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO;
  • according to Art. 20 DSGVO, to receive your personal data provided to us in a structured, standard and machine-readable format or to request transmission to another responsible person;
  • according to Art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO, to revoke your once given consent to us at any time. As a result, we are not allowed to continue the data processing based on this consent for the future and
  • to complain to a supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 DSGVO. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or our headquarters.

5. Right of objection

If your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 I p. 1 DSGVO, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO, as far as there are reasons for this arising from your particular situation or opposition against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which is implemented by us without specifying any particular situation.

If you would like to exercise your right of revocation or objection, please send an e-mail to rr@patent-ruckh.eu.

6. Data security

We use the popular SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method within the site visit, in conjunction with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. In general, this is a 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we shall use 128-bit v3 technology instead. Using the closed representation of the key or lock icon in the bottom status bar of your browser, you can see whether a single page of our website is transmitted encrypted. The information that you submit to us is always stored on servers within Germany or at least the European Union.

We also take appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or total loss, destruction or against unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

7. Updating and changing this data protection declaration

This data protection declaration is currently valid, in the version of May 2018.

As a result of the further development of our website and offers thereof or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may be necessary to change this data protection declaration. The current data protection declaration can be viewed and printed by you at any time on this website.