Fields of Activity

  • Drafting of patent and utility model applications
  • 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
  • Infringement proceedings before civil courts
  • Licensing agreements
  • Freedom-to-operate and due-diligence analyses
  • Expert in the following technical fields: mechanical engineering/mechanics, including bicycle technology; optics; telecommunications/mobile telecommunications; computer-related inventions
  • Particular interests: Validity and infringement disputes, especially oppositions against German and European patents


  • Best Lawyers (Intellectual Property Law, Germany) since 2021
  • JUVE Patent (Litigation: Patent Attorneys, Germany) recommended individual 2020


  • Studied Physics at the University of Hanover and the Imperial College of Science and Technology in London, with focus on applied optics and laser physics; dissertation on quantum optics (diploma 1987)
  • Scientific assistant for four years at the Institute for General Electrical Engineering and Applied Electronics of the Technical University of Munich, doing research in optoelectronics
  • Doctoral thesis on semiconductor laser technology at the Department for Electrical Engineering at the Technical University of Munich (Dr.-Ing. 1994)
  • Has been working in intellectual property since 1993

Memberships and other activities

  • German Chamber of Patent Attorneys (Patentanwaltskammer)
  • epi (European Patent Institute)
  • FICPI (International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys)
  • GRUR (German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)
  • VPP (Association of Intellectual Property Experts)


  • German
  • English