Dr., Mag. rer. nat. (Biol.)., German and European Patent Attorney
Languages: English, German
Opinion work; examination, opposition and appeal proceedings before the European and German Patent Offices and before the Federal Patent Court, mainly in the field of biotechnological inventions.
Patent Attorney Bar Association, EPI.
Studied biology at the University of Vienna and Victoria University of Manchester, UK. Diploma thesis in the field of neurobiology in 1995. Doctoral thesis at the Max-Planck-Institutes for Psychiatry and Neurobiology in the fields of neuroimmunology and neuroendocrinology of inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system, in particular multiple sclerosis. Doctoral thesis in 2000. Postdoctoral associate at the University of Vienna in 2000. Research analyst in a rating agency from 2001 to 2002. Investment manager at a venture capital firm specialised in biotechnology startup companies until 2003. With HOFFMANN EITLE since 2003. European Patent Attorney since 2007. German Patent Attorney since 2008.
Stefferl “handles EPO proceedings with similar poise“ and “brings significant business nous to the table, thanks to stints as an investment manager at a venture capital firm and a research analyst at a rating agency and recommends him individually for prosecution and nullity.”