Fields of Activity

  • Patent grant proceedings before the German Patent and Trademark Office, the Federal Patent Court and the European Patent Office
  • Opposition proceedings before the German Patent and Trademark Office and the European Patent Office
  • Nullity proceedings and utility model cancellation proceedings before the Federal Patent Court
  • Patent infringement proceedings before Regional Court and Higher Regional Courts
  • Licensing agreements, opinions in patent infringement cases
  • Freedom-to-operate analyses
  • IP strategies for startups


  • Studied Physics, obtaining the degree of Master of Science at the University of Durham, England (1999), and at the University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Experimental Physics at the University of Leipzig for three years, teaching and research work
  • Doctoral thesis on semiconducting and light-emitting polymers for organic displays (Dr. rer. nat. 2002)
  • Has been working in intellectual property since 2003

Memberships and other activities

  • German Chamber of Patent Attorneys (Patentanwaltskammer)
  • epi (European Patent Institute)
  • Contributor and consultant for BayStartUP, juror for the Munich Business Plan Competition as well as for the Business Plan Competition Northern Bavaria since 2015
  • Contributor and consultat for Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship (SCE) of the University of Applied Sciences in Munich, juror for SCE Strascheg Award since 2016


  • German
  • English