Horst Vissel


Horst Vissel studied from 2000 to 2006 at the University of Karlsruhe and from 2003 to 2005 at the ENSPG in Grenoble (France). He completed his studies at the ENSPG in 2005 with a diploma in physical engineering. Having finished his diploma thesis concerning the manufacture and characterization of strained silicon at the Jülich Research Centre Horst Vissel furthermore obtained a diploma in physics from the University of Karlsruhe.

Between 2007 and 2010 Horst Vissel has been trained as patent attorney in a reputable patent law firm in Düsseldorf. During the training Horst Vissel enjoyed an internship with one of the chambers for patents matters of the Regional Court Düsseldorf, the most important court for patent litigation in Europe.
After further educational stages at the German Patent and Trademark Office and the Federal Patent Court in Munich Horst Vissel passed 2011 the German patent bar examination with distinction as well as the European qualifying examination, joined for the time being a young patent law firm in Munich and has been admitted as German and European Patent Attorney as well as European Trade Mark and Design Attorney.

In addition to handling patent, trade mark and design cases he improved his theoretical knowledge in European industrial property law and obtained a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in 2013. Since 2013 he is furthermore working as a tutor at the CEIPI in Strasbourg.
2014 Horst Vissel joined Ter Meer, Steinmeister & Partner.

As a patent attorney Horst Vissel has specialized in the fields of material science, electronics and semiconductor technology as well as in mechanical engineering.

He speaks German, English, French and Spanish.

Horst Vissel, Die Ahndung der mittelbaren Verletzung Europäischer Patente nach dem Inkrafttreten des EPGÜ (Sanctioning contributory infringement of European patents after the entry into force of the UPCA), GRUR 2015, 619