European Patent Attorney
European Trademark Attorney
European Design Attorney
European Patent Litigator
Partner since 2000
Masters degree in Physics (Dipl.-Phys.) from the University of Freiburg in Breisgau (1990). Scientist at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Freiburg (1989 to 1992). Areas of expertise: semiconductor technology, solid state physics, optics, metrology, process engineering, surface technology.
Active in the field of industrial property since 1992; examination as a patent assessor in 1995. Admission as German Patentanwalt and to the EUIPO as European Trademark and Design Attorney in 1996. Admission to the European Patent Office as European Patent Attorney in 1997. 2023 admission as a European Patent Litigator to the Unified Patent Court (UPC).
Main Areas of Activity:
Formulating, obtaining, defending and asserting intellectual property rights (patents, trademarks, design rights); strategic advice, contentious (legal) disputes, expert opinions. Technological focus in the fields of: Mechanical engineering, plastics and metal processing and forming, process technology, physical technology, information technology (hardware and software), civil engineering.
German Patent Attorneys Bar Association, epi (Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office), GRUR (German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property), Federal Association of German Patent Attorneys (Bundesverband deutscher Patentanwälte e.V.); FICPI (Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle), IDI – Institute for Regional Languages and Cultures, Freiburg Blues Association e.V. as an active musician.
“Skate to where the puck is going, not where it has been.“– Wayne Gretzky