Ph.D. (Leuven), M.Sc. (Bern), European Patent Attorney, German Patent Attorney, Dutch Patent Attorney
Languages: English, German, Dutch, French, Italian
Almost ten years of experience working on patents and other IP rights in the fields of mechanical engineering and physics. Prosecution before the European Patent Office and the German Patent and Trademark Office. International coordination of parallel proceedings (Europe, US and Asia). Infringement, validity, FTO and other opinion work. Particularly active in opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office. Emphasis on advising European (especially Swiss, German, and Dutch) and Northern American (US) medium sized and large multinational firms. Particularly experienced in the fields of optics, energy technology, automotive technology (engines, turbo chargers, turbines, generators, lighting, LEDs, tires, vehicle control, electric, hybrid, and/or fuel cell powered vehicles), machine construction, building construction, fluid dynamics, exploration and prospection, watches, computer-implemented technology, food sector, and precision instruments.
“Setting the record straight on the right to dependent claims under the EPC”, Patents & Licensing, February 2018
German Patent Attorney Bar Association, EPI, SWD (Swiss/German economy club)
Working in IP with focus on patents since 2009. Graduated in physics from University of Bern in Switzerland in 2005. Awarded a Ph.D. by the University of Leuven in Belgium in 2009. Started working in patent law for the Amsterdam office of a large US law firm. Joined Hoffmann Eitle in 2012. German Patent Attorney since 2014. European Patent Attorney since 2015. Passed Exam for admission as Dutch Patent Attorney in 2017.