As a German and European patent attorney I advise on patent portfolio strategies, including on questions concerning supplementary protection certificates, due diligence and freedom-to-operate opinions and the German Employee Inventions Act. I have many years of experience in national and international patent litigation and have participated in numerous opposition, appeal and patent nullity proceedings. As a biochemist my area of expertise spans all areas of the life science sector, including pharmaceuticals, medical technology, diagnostics, biotechnology and plant biotechnology.With a Ph.D. in biochemistry my technical background includes the areas of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, chemical compositions, crop science and personalised therapy and diagnostics. My experience also extends to the fields of medical devices and informatics which enables me to also handle IP matters concerning interdisciplinary technologies. I also advise clients on complex Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC) matters and freedom-to-operate strategies.Outside my practice, I regularly publish articles on various aspects of patent law.