Dr. Claus Becker has been working with Bird & Bird LLP in Munich since January 2010.
Claus is Counsel and represents clients in the field of intellectual property law (patents, in particular prosecution, opposition, nullity proceedings, infringement proceedings, expert opinions etc.) in the Life Science sector. His technical focus is in the filed of chemistry, in particular anorganic, organic, pharmaceutical chemistry as well as catalysis.
Claus received his qualification to practice as a patent attorney in the patent law firm Müller-Boré & Partner in Munich, at the German Patent and Trademark Office and the Federal Patent Court from 2004 to 2007. Claus was admitted as German and European patent and trademark attorney in 2008. Before joining Bird & Bird LLP, he worked for two years as patent attorney at the patent law firm Müller-Boré & Partner.
Claus studied chemistry at the Universities of Würzburg (Julius-Maximilians-Universität) and Edinburgh (Heriot-Watt-University) from 1995 to 2000. He did his doctorate at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich on a topic in the field of asymmetric catalysis and organometallic chemistry from 2001 to 2004.
He speaks German and English.