Dr., Dipl.-Chem., German and European Patent Attorney
Languages: English, German, Spanish
Examination, opposition and appeal proceedings before the European and German Patent Offices, as well as the Federal Patent Court; nullity actions before the Federal Patent Court and Federal Supreme Court; litigation and legal opinions. Particular expertise in biotechnology, organic chemistry, food science and cosmetics. Litigation experience with patents involving pharmaceuticals, DNA chips and fine chemicals.
Articles on European patent law and numerous lectures on patent law issues, inter alia in cooperation with the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office.
Patent Attorney Bar Association, EPI, FICPI, VPP, AIPPT.
Studied chemistry at the Universities of Aachen and Heidelberg. Diploma and doctoral thesis in biophysical and bioanalytical chemistry at the University of Heidelberg. Practical experience in the field of surface chemistry, protein chemistry and bioanalytical devices. Erasmus Scholarship at the University of Montpellier (France). With HOFFMANN EITLE since 1996; German Patent Attorney since 2000; European Patent Attorney since 2001.
"Extremely capable patent attorney who is creative and reliable when preparing and presenting arguments. He is always a pleasure to work with too, because he’s friendly and open-minded, with a good sense of humour. Even under the most difficult circumstances, you feel comfortable. He is at his best handling opposition and appeal cases before the EPO. He comes to matters extremely well prepared and is always in total control of the situation, as he has an exceptional understanding of the game and always keeps his mind clear in spite of the stressful atmosphere."