Welcome to the website of terpatent - Patent attorneys in Düsseldorf

terpatent Patentanwälte ter Smitten Eberlein-Van Hoof Rütten Daubert Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB, shortly "terpatent", is a partnership of the patent attorneys Hans ter Smitten, Jasper Eberlein-Van Hoof, Peter Rütten and Dimitri Daubert.

terpatent was founded in January 2008 by the patent attorneys Hans ter Smitten and Jasper Eberlein. Patent attorney Peter Rütten joined the firm in 2011. Patent attorney Dimitri Daubert became partner in 2020.


Our Office

Basicly, the office emerged from the former patent department of a well known German automotive supplier, which had been directed by Mr. ter Smitten and which Mr. Ruetten had been a member of, as well. As a consequence, terpatent is, amongst others, in particular skilled with typical company IP know-how such as contracts and licence aggrements, mergers, innovation databases, competitor survey etc. 

Jasper Eberlein-Van Hoof adds, after having spended 14 years in a prominent patent attorney office in Cologne, Germany, comprehensive and successful experience in national and international enforcement of all kinds of IP rights, and is, in addition to patent conflicts, also an expert in trademarks, design protection and unfair competition conflicts.

The office rooms are situated in Dueseldorf, thus beneficing from excellent national and international transport links. The District Court Duesseldorf is the most important patent infringement court in Gemany and one of the most important in Europe and worldwide. Therefore, terpatent has very good relationships with some of the best IP-lawyer offices in Germany and Duesseldorf.


Hans ter Smitten

Patent attorney

Jasper Eberlein-Van Hoof

Patent attorney

Peter Rütten

Patent attorney

Dimitri Daubert

Patent attorney

Dr. Martin Weingarten

Patent engineer

Florian Szameitat

Patent engineer