Dr Oliver Lutze

Dr. Oliver Lutze
Principal, Manager of Shanghai Office
Spruson & Ferguson

Oliver Lutze is the Chief Representative in Spruson & Ferguson (Asia) Shanghai where he advises on patent matters with a special focus on China activities. Oliver’s practice primarily involves providing advice in relation to global patent matters including validity and enforcement, patent drafting, patent strategy and infringement. Oliver has considerable experience in advising on patent matters in the field of life sciences, pharmaceuticals and chemistry having worked in-house for a German multinational company as a Senior Patent Counsel for over 15 years. Oliver was the leader of this multinational’s Intellectual Property Rights Team for Greater China. He is a well-known expert on IP strategy and patent practice in China, including advising on IP support issues for local R&D centres. In Shanghai, Oliver chaired the Intellectual Property Working Group of the European Chamber of Commerce in China until September 2013.


•Doctoral Degree (Dr. rer. nat. Germany) in Chemistry - University of Muenster Germany

•Master of Science (equivalent) in Chemistry

•European Qualified Patent Attorney

•German Qualified Patent Attorney

Dr. Oliver, Lutze, will share his experiences in obtaining and enforcing patents with a specific focus on Chinese Patent Law and Patent Practice. The workshop will help patentees to understand what is needed to minimize invalidation threats to their Chinese patents and to have the best claims to ensure enforceability.

The Workshop on the other hand will also show how these findings effect the evaluation of third part patents as threats for own activities. Specifics of the Chinese patent law will be analysed with its effect on drafting opinions on patent scope and validity of patents of third parties.