Welcome to the website of terpatent.

The patent attorneys office ter Smitten Eberlein Rütten Partnerschaftsgesellschaft , shortly "terpatent", was founded in January 2008 as patent attorneys ter Smitten (company under civil law) by the patent attorneys Hans ter Smitten and Jasper Eberlein and was transformed to a partnership company with the accession of patent attorney Peter Rütten in 2011.

Basicly, the new 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 adds, after spending 14 years in a prominent patent office in Cologne, Germany, comprehensive and successful experience in national and international enforcement of all kinds of IP rights, and is an expert in trademarks, design protection and unfair competition.

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