Rainer Kasseckert, born in Würzburg in 1955, studied meteorology and physics at the universities of Mainz and Würzburg, Germany. After earning his degree in 1981, he started his career in the same year by joining the Patent Department of Dornier GmbH in Friedrichshafen, on Lake Constance in Germany. Taking the patent attorney examination in 1986, he concluded his patent attorney training. The following year, he became a professional representative before the European Patent Office. In 1991, he assumed management of Dornier's Patent Department, where he worked primarily in the fields of aerospace, defense technology, environmental engineering, radar engineering, and medical technology.
In 1993, Rainer Kasseckert joined Linde AG and became the Head of the Intellectual Property Department, which he managed until 2016. In addition to securing intellectual property rights, his work focuses on providing assistance with and prosecuting patent applications and patents, as well as trade marks and design – both before court and extrajudicially. He has conducted Freedom-to-Operate analyses, prepared expert opinions, and served in an advisory capacity for decision makers on all matters related to patents, ranging from the patent strategy to potential infringements. The patent, trade mark and design portfolio of Linde AG he was in charge of covered refrigeration engineering, materials handling technology, plant engineering, and technical gases.
Rainer Kasseckert is a member of the Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP), where he was a member of the Board and in charge of the newsletter for many years. He also serves as Secretary/Treasurer of the European Federation of Industrial Property Agents in Industry (FEMIPI).
He lives in Munich with his wife and enjoys hiking, bicycling and skiing in Upper Bavaria.