HenriKihn

  • Partner & Head of Patents
  • Patent and Trademark Attorney
  • Member of management committee
Languages:
  • LU
  • EN
  • DE
  • FR
henri.kihn@freylinger.com

Qualifications / Education

European Patent Attorney
European Trademark & Design Attorney
Luxembourg IP Attorney (Conseil en Propriété Industrielle)

Chemical Engineer, UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Biography

Henri graduated as a chemical engineer from the University of Louvain, Belgium.

After having worked as a free-lance technical translator for nearly 10 years, Henri joined the Firm in October 2001. He obtained the qualification of a Luxembourg patent agent and of professional representative before the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in 2003. He passed the European Qualification Examination and was admitted to practise as professional representative before the European Patent Office in 2007. Henri is also registered with the French Patent and Trademark Office (INPI) and with the Belgian Patent Office (OPRI).

He currently handles the Firm’s patent work in the fields of chemistry, pharmaceutics, cosmetics, detergents, biochemistry, biology and genetics. He is involved in several opposition proceedings and pleaded before Opposition Divisions and Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office.

Since January 2009, he is Head of Patents and is responsible for the management of the patent attorneys related activities, including creation and management of global patent portfolios, advising and counselling on patentability of inventions, on infringement and validity of patents and on patent strategy and conflicts. Henri is also in charge of the Firm’s SPC and paediatric SPC cases.

Technical & Scientific Fields

Practice Areas

  • Patent drafting and prosecution
  • Patent litigation
  • Patent contracts
  • Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Cosmetics
  • Toxicology
  • Process engineering
  • Polymer foams
  • Nanomaterials
  • Pyro- and hydrometallurgy
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Environmental sciences

Memberships

EPI (Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office)
FCPIL (Fédération des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle au Luxembourg)
LES-Benelux (Licensing Executives Society)