Ph.D. (Rockefeller University), Dipl.-Biochem., German and European Patent Attorney
Languages: German, English
Examination, opposition and appeal proceedings before the European and German Patent Offices; drafting new patent applications; coordinating the prosecution of patent portfolios worldwide; nullity actions before the Federal Patent Court; legal opinions on questions of patent infringement and validity. Expertise with patent work in a wide variety of technical areas within biochemistry, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, in particular cancer biology, diagnostic/therapeutic methods and products, antibodies, research tools and personalized medicine.
Patent Attorney Bar Association, EPI, FICPI.
Studied biochemistry at Eberhard Karls University Tübingen. Diploma thesis in the laboratory of Nobel laureate Prof. G. Blobel at the Rockefeller University, New York. Doctorate at the Rockefeller University (2009), working with Prof. C. D. Allis in the field of chromatin biology and histone modifications. Several scientific publications, a.o. in Nature and Nature Protocols. Award of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie. Received scholarships from the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes and the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds. In the field of IP since 2009. Training at the Patent Disputes Chamber of the Munich I Regional Court and the Federal Patent Court. German Patent Attorney since 2012, European Patent Attorney since 2013. Holds a Diploma in Patent Litigation in Europe of the University of Strasbourg (CEIPI). With HOFFMANN · EITLE since 2016.