I am a partner in our Intellectual Property Group in Munich.

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.

  • Voluntary internship at the district court of Munich.
  • Internships at the German Patent Court and at the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (as part of the patent attorney training).
  • Extensive experience in advising clients on complex patent portfolio management and high-value cross-border litigation cases.
Education
  • Bachelor of Science degree from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York
  • Biochemistry studies at Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen, at Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich and at the Max Planck Institute in Munich with graduation paper in neurobiology at the Friedrich Miescher Laboratory in Tübingen
  • Doctoral thesis at the Max Planck Institute for Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden
  • Study of law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen (2007 - 2009)
Admissions
  • German patent and trade mark attorney since 2010
  • Professional representative before the EPO since 2012