About Me

I am a German and European patent and trade mark attorney specialising in life sciences and medical devices combining my technical expertise with a strong understanding of my clients' interests and technologies.

As a Counsel I advise many renowned clients in national and international intellectual property law in the technical field of all areas of life sciences, including biochemistry, biotechnology, genetics, pharmacy, chemistry and medical devices.

I specialise in European and German patent law advising clients on obtaining patents, the management of patent portfolios, defending and attacking patents in opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office, and national revocation proceedings before the German Federal Patent Court and the Federal Supreme Court. I am frequently involved in the preparation of freedom-to-operate, validity and infringement opinions providing value-added solutions and strategies in German and cross-boarder patent infringement cases.

Based on my extensive experience in biotechnological and pharmaceutical patent rights, I have been involved in a number of economically highly relevant opposition, revocation, patent ownership and infringement proceedings in the area of blockbuster therapeutic protein and antibody patents (e.g. adalimumab, infliximab, etanercept, bevacizumab, trastuzumab, pertuzumab).

In the past years I have expanded my technical and legal expertise in the area of medical devices patents (e.g. safety needle assemblies, IV safety catheter assemblies and stent technology) based on the extensive work on multijurisdictional patent prosecution and cross-boarder patent litigation cases.
Education

Studied

  • Studies of teaching in secondary schools, First State Examination (Biology and Chemistry) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) in Munich
  • Biology studies with a focus on biochemistry and cell biology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) in Munich
  • Doctorate and post-doctorate fellow in Molecular Cell Biology at the Gene Centre of the LMU Munich
  • Patent attorney training with a high-profile patent law firm, at the FernUniversität Hagen, at the German patent and trade mark office, the Federal Patent Court and at the District Court Munich I

Admissions

  • German Patent, Design and Trademark Attorney (2011)
  • European Design and Trademark Attorney (2011)
  • European Patent Attorney (2014)
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