Benedikt Kiwit

  • German Patent Attorney (2010) [Patentanwalt]
  • European Patent Attorney (2009)
  • European Trademark and Design Attorney (2010)
  • In IP since 2006
  • Joined Mitscherlich in 2006
  • Partner since 2013

Benedikt Kiwit builds upon his academic qualifications in mechanical engineering when advising clients from the automotive industry where he can also draw from active work experience. Here, a focus lies on innovations for drive, clutch and propulsion systems. This includes patents on pioneering inventions which increase fuel efficiency, such as in hybrid cars as well as in new aviation systems, He further applies his engineering expertise to the machinery sector; for instance, in the prosecution of patents for tool machines and mechanical components of lighting and measuring systems.

Benedikt Kiwit’s frequent representations in European opposition proceedings round off his remarkable career at Mitscherlich, where he has become the firm’s youngest partner.

    Professional Qualifications

    Master’s Degree in Engineering [Diplom-Ingenieur]
    Aachen University of Technology (RWTH Aachen), Germany and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) of Barcelona, Spain

    Scientific assistant at the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Industrial Organization (WZL) in the field of Industrial Metrology and Quality Management in Aachen, Germany

    Professional Experience

    Management of large patent portfolios

    Leading a team of attorneys and patent professionals at Mitscherlich

    Visiting Attorney of a renowned IP Law Firm in Chicago, USA

    Trainee at the Federal Patent Court in Munich and the Regional Court for patent litigation in Düsseldorf, Germany

    Trainee Patent Attorney at Mitscherlich

    Technical Fields

    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Manufacturing Technology
    • Process Engineering
    • Automotive and Transmission Technology
    • Combustion Engines
    • Aerotechnics
    • Industrial Metrology
    • Material Technology
    • Mechatronics
    • Medical and Biological Technology
    • Lighting Technology


    Member of FICPI, epi, GRUR

    Member of the Federal Association of German Patent Attorneys (Bundesverband Deutscher Patentanwälte e.V.)

    Member of Licensing Executives Society (LES)

    Member of American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)