Fields of Activity

  • Preparation of patent applications and patent grant proceedings before the European Patent Office, particularly in the field of biochemistry, physiological chemistry, immunology, pharmaceuticals, medical engineering and fuel cells, advanced materials
  • Defending property rights and attacking third-party rights before the European Patent Office and the German Patent and Trademark Office (opposition and nullity proceedings)
  • Freedom-to-operate analyses
  • Licensing agreements
  • Preparation of and advice on IP strategies and patent portfolios
  • Employee Inventions Act


  • IAM Patent 1000 recommended individual (Germany) 2020, 2021
  • Leader`s League 2021, individually named


  • Studied Chemistry at the Julius Maximilian University in Würzburg and at University College Galway, Ireland (diploma 1998)
  • Worked as research assistant at the Institute for Biochemistry of the Julius Maximilian University in Würzburg and the University of Leipzig for several years, focusing on research into ribonucleases, and teaching the subject
  • Doctoral thesis on composition of eukaryotic ribonuclease P in plants and plastids (Dr. rer. nat. 2003)
  • Has been working in intellectual property since 2004

Memberships and other activities

  • German Chamber of Patent Attorneys (Patentanwaltskammer)
  • epi (European Patent Institute)
  • GDCh ("Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker" – Association of German Chemists)
  • Honorary expert at the Science4Life start-up initiative
  • Lecturer EPO Certificate SME (small or medium-sized enterprises) at CEIPI, University of Strasbourg


  • German
  • English