Fields of Activity

  • Patent grant and opposition proceedings before the German Patent and Trademark Office, the Federal Patent Court and the European Patent Office, nullity proceedings before the Federal Patent Court and the Federal Court of Justice and infringement proceedings before civil courts
  • Licensing agreements
  • Freedom-to-operate analyses
  • Due-diligence analyses, in particular in the field of mechanical engineering with focus on automotive engineering, medical technology, drainage technology and flooring
  • Particular interests: Opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office

Awards

  • Best Lawyers (Intellectual Property Law, Germany) since 2009
  • IAM Patent 1000 recommended individual (Germany) since 2018
  • IAM Global Leader since 2021

Education

  • Studied Physics at the Technical University of Munich, with focus on solid-state physics (diploma 1986)
  • Three years as a scientific assistant at the Institute for Semiconductor Physics of the Technical University of Munich; research priority in field-effect transistors, and teaching on the fundamentals of solid-state physics
  • Doctoral thesis on the light emission of hot charge carriers in field-effect transistors (Dr. rer. nat. 1990)
  • Has been working in intellectual property since 1990
  • Business mediator (CVM) since 2013

Memberships and other activities

  • German Chamber of Patent Attorneys (Patentanwaltskammer)
  • epi (European Patent Institute)
  • FICPI (International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys)
  • Associate judge in the senate for patent attorney matters at the Federal Supreme Court
  • Member of the Managing Board of the Christiane Herzog-Stiftung

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • French

Publications

  • „Recht und Kapitalmarkt: Dämpfer für Einheitliches Patentgericht“, published by www.boersen-zeitung.de, edition 28.03.2020
  • „Mukoviszidose – Eine Darstellung für Laien“, published by Masken-Verlag, Stuttgart, May 2010