Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Chem., German and European Patent Attorney
Languages: English, German
Examination, opposition, appeal and nullity proceedings before the European and German Patent Offices as well as the Federal Patent Court, among others in the fields of pharmaceuticals (including active principles and formulations), metallurgy, polymers and paper chemistry. Furnishing legal opinions on issues of validity and infringement of patents; national and international litigation activities, in particular in the field of pharmaceuticals.
Patent Attorney Bar Association, EPI, FICPI.
Paper on border seizure measures in Europe (with Dr. A. Petersen-Padberg).
Studied chemistry at the University of Cologne; diploma thesis in physical chemistry (1992). Doctoral thesis in the field of colloid and interface chemistry and the determination of structures in microemulsions (1996); industry research projects in the field of process engineering (extractive distillation and catalyst research, in Germany) and pharmacology (pharmaceutical technology, in the USA). With HOFFMANN EITLE since 1996; German Patent Attorney since 2000 and European Patent Attorney since 2001.