I am a German and European Patent Attorney and partner in our international Intellectual Property Group in Hamburg, where I offer our clients in-depth knowledge of electronics, physics and mechanical engineering.

I have significant experience in German and European patent law including prosecution and opposition proceedings at the European Patent Office and the German Patent and Trade Mark Office, nullity proceedings at the German Federal Patent Court and the German Supreme Court. I also advise on infringement proceedings before German patent infringement courts and provide opinions on patentability and infringement.

I am frequently called on to advise large multinationals on mechanical engineering and electronics issues. My chief technical fields of interest are in automotive technology, aviation engineering, power tool technology and medical engineering as well as telecommunications and computer technology.

I am co-author of the books Haedicke/Timmann (Ed.), 'Handbuch des Patentrechts', Carl Heymanns, Cologne/Munich, 2012 and Haedicke/Timmann (Ed.), 'Patent Law', C.H. Beck/Hart/Nomos, Munich/Oxford/Baden-Baden, 2014, for which I contributed a section on opposition proceedings.

I completed my PhD in physics at the University of Göttingen and worked for Babcock BSH GmbH before taking up a career in patent law. Today, I am a member of FICPI, GRUR, DPG, EPI, VPP, AIPPI and the Association of German Patent Attorneys.

  • Contitech Vibration Control GmbH vs. Hutchinson S.A.: Representation in an infringement action against Hutchinson S.A. and opposition proceedings against the patent in suit.
  • VKR Holdings vs. Roto Franck GmbH: Representation in an infringement action against Roto Franck GmbH and nullity proceedings against the patent in suit.
  • HTS vs. Wonderland: Representation in an infringement action against Rot Franck GmbH and nullity proceedings against the patent in suit.
  • StanleyBlack & Decker vs Hilti: Representation in opposition proceedings.
  • American Axle: Comprehensive patent portfolio management in Europe.
Education
  • Degree in physics from the Universities of Tübingen and Göttingen
  • PhD in experimental nuclear solid state physics
Admissions
  • Admitted to the bar of the German Patent Attorneys and to the European Patent Institute (EPI)
  • Registered European Trademark and Design Attorney