Dr. Anke Leitner

Patent Attorney

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Phys. oec.
German Patentanwältin (Patent Attorney)
European Patent Attorney
European Trademark Attorney
European Design Attorney
UPC Representative
Partner since 2017

Technical/Scientific Background:
Studies of Econophysics at Ulm University and Uppsala University (Sweden), Diploma in Econophysics from Ulm University (2008).
Scientific assistant at the Institute for Experimental Physics of Ulm University (2008 to 2011); Doctoral degree from Ulm University (2011) in Physics, specialising in nanomechnical properties of biopolymer Networks.
Areas of Expertise: Polymer physics, biophysics, network mechanics, atomic force microscopy, electron microscopy, semiconductor physics.

Legal Background:
Active in the field of intellectual property since 2012, Examination as a patent assessor and admission as German Patentanwältin (Patent Attorney), European Trademark Attorney and European Design Attorney in 2015; admission as European Patent Attorney in 2016. 2024 admission as a UPC Representative to the Unified Patent Court (UPC).

Areas of Activity:
All areas of industrial property; Patents, trademarks, design patents, utility models; strategic consultation, litigation and related legal disputes, in particular for clients in the field of mechanical engineering and semiconductor technology and drugstore retailing; employed inventors’ law.