Bernhard Henhapel

Partner | Patent Attorney

Dipl.-Ing. Bernhard Henhapel, Dipl. CEIPI


Austrian Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trademark & Design Attorney
Legally sworn and certified expert for patent law
Expert lay judge for patent matters at the Commercial Court Vienna and the Supreme Court
Authorized Representative at the Unified Patent Court


Bernhard Henhapel studied mechanical engineering with a focus on applied thermodynamics at Vienna Technical University and has been working in the field of industrial property protection since 1997. As a professional representative before the European Patent Office and as Austrian patent attorney and European Trademark and Design Attorney, Bernhard Henhapel represents Austrian and international companies in the application, granting, assertion and cancellation of property rights. He is specialised in the national and international assertion of property rights and has a remarkable number of successfully concluded, cross-border adversary proceedings in his track record. Our clients appreciate his perfectly accurate analyses, which Bernhard Henhapel already carries out in the development stage, and the manner in which he helps to avoid conflicts and the associated cost-intensive undesirable developments that are unrealisable right from the start.

Bernhard Henhapel is also a generally sworn and court-certified expert and is regularly commissioned by the Austrian courts to prepare expert opinions on matters of infringement and legal validity of patents. In addition, Bernhard Henhapel is also a judge with technical expertise at Vienna Commercial Court and at the Supreme Court, where he can contribute actively to Austrian established practice in matters of patent jurisdiction. As president of the Austrian branch of the International Federation of IP Attorneys (FICPI) he enjoys a perpetual exchange of experience with colleagues from all over the world. Bernhard Henhapel is an managing partner of Kliment & Henhapel Patentanwalt OG.