European Patent Attorney
European Trademark Attorney
European Design Attorney
European Patent Litigator
Partner since 2014
Master’s degree in Physics (Dipl.-Phys.) from the University of Heidelberg with a focus on spectrometry, high vacuum technology, construction of measuring instruments, electronics, programming, surface physics, radio chemistry, physics of the atmosphere.
From 1995 to 2013 active in the intellectual property area, employed in the intellectual property department of Alcatel, later Alcatel Lucent including the famous Bell Labs.
1999 admitted as European Patent Attorney. 2004 German patent attorney exam and admission as German Patentanwalt. 2007 Master of Laws in European intellectual property laws from the University of Hagen. 2023 admission as a European Patent Litigator to the Unified Patent Court (UPC).
Areas of Activity:
All areas of industrial property; prosecution, defense and assertion of property rights (patents, utility models, trademarks, design patents); strategic consultation, litigation, and related legal disputes; employed inventor issues.
Primary areas of technological expertise: Telecommunications, electronics, optics, computer implemented inventions (software), physical technology, measurement 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).
News and articles by Stefan Urlichs
Update on the Unitary Patent
This is what patent applicants and owners should consider regarding the new Unified Patent Court and the European patent with unitary effect.
Long-awaited start of the new unitary patent at the turn of the year
The date has finally been set. The Administrative Committee has announced that the Unified Patent Court will start its work on June 1, 2023.