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Christoph Aufhauser
Electrical Engineer

Partner

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination of the Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
  • Cancellation and Nullity Proceedings before the German Patent Authorities
  • IP Strategy and Portfolio Management
  • Employees’ Inventions and Inventors’ Remunerations
  • IP-Licensing
  • Validity and Infringement opinions
  • German and International Patent Disputes and Litigations
  • Design Protection
Priorities
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Telecommunications Technology
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Sensors
  • Automation Technology
  • Mechanics
  • Designs
vita
  • Electrical engineering studies at the Technical University of Munich
  • Development Engineer at BMW AG, advanced development for Rapid Prototyping Software
  • Patent Professional at SIEMENS AG
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at SIEMENS AG
  • Patentassessor at SIEMENS AG
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Partner of EHF

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Martin G. Brand
Electrical Engineer

Partner

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination of the Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
  • Cancellation and Nullity Proceedings before the German Patent Authorities
  • IP Strategy and Portfolio Management
  • German and International Patent Disputes and Litigations
  • Design Protection
Priorities
  • Electrical engineering and electronic systems
  • Mobile communications
  • Radio technology
  • Telecommunications technology
  • Analogue and digital semiconductor circuitry
  • Electrical drive systems
vita
  • Electrical engineering studies at the University of Fridericiana in Karlsruhe (Graduate Engineer)
  • Software Developer at SIEMENS, U.S.
  • Patent Professional at SIEMENS AG
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Partner of EHF

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Sebastian Brandner
Electrical Engineer

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination of the Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
Priorities
  • Image processing
  • Digital signal processing
  • Realtime systems
  • Computer technology
vita
  • Studies in electrical engineering and information technology at the Technical University of Munich and the Stockholm Royal Institute of Technology
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF

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Dr. rer. nat. Marion Brewing
Physicist

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination of the Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
Priorities
  • Medical devices
  • High energy physics
  • Detector physics
vita
  • Doctorate at Ludwig-Maximilians-University München in the field of elementary particle physics
  • Member of the Graduiertenkolleg  “Particle Physics at the Energy Frontier of New Phenomena”
  • Associated member of the “International Max-Planck Research School for Elementary Particle Physics ” (IMPRS)
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF

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Dr. rer. nat. Fabian Budde
Physicist

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination of the Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
Priorities
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Sensors
  • Medical Engineering
vita
  • Studies of physics at the Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena
  • Doctoral studies in the area of laser physics with special focus on the development and characterisation of laser systems at the Heinrich-Heine-University of Duesseldorf
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Patent Attorney at EHF

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Lucas Dreesen
M. Sci. MEMS engineering

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination of the Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
Priorities
  • Optics
  • Optoelectronics
vita
  • Studies of MEMS engineering and Nanotechnology at the Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg (DE) and the Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg (SE)
  • Patent Professional at EHF
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF

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Dr.-Ing. Stephan Drost
Electrical Engineer

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination of the Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
  • Cancellation and Nullity Proceedings before the German Patent Authorities
  • Validity and Infringement opinions
  • German and International Patent Disputes and Litigations
Priorities
  • Electrical engineering and electronic systems
  • Analogue and digital semiconductor circuitry
  • Sensors, actuators and microsystems
  • Biosensors, biochips and bioanalytical systems
  • Fabrication technologies for sensors, actuators and semiconductor devices
    such as thin film technology, micromechanics, semiconductor process technology, structural-design and packaging technology
vita
  • Electrical Engineering studies at the Technical University of Munich, Germany (Diplom-Ingenieur)
  • Scientist at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solid State Technology, Munich
  • Doctorate at the Technical University of Munich (Dr.-Ing.)
  • Scientist at the Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems and at the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration, Munich
  • Manager of the Group Chemical Sensorsystems and Bioanalytics
  • Training as GermanPatent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF

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Michael Eitzenberger
Ms. Sc. Photonics

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination of the Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
Priorities
  • Optics
  • Optoelectronics
  • Laser physics
  • Fibre optics
vita
  • B.Sc. in Engineering Physics at the University of Applied Sciences Munich
  •  M.Sc. in Photonics at the University of Applied Sciences Munich
  • Patent Professional at EHF
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF

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Dr.-Ing. Alexander Fuchs
Physicist

Partner

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination of the Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
  • Cancellation and Nullity Proceedings before the German Patent Authorities
  • IP Strategy and Portfolio Management
  • Employees’ Inventions and Inventors’ Remunerations
  • Validity and Infringement opinions
  • German and International Patent Disputes and Litigations
  • Freedom-To-Operate Opinions
Priorities
  • Semiconductor process technology
  • Microsystems technology
  • Sensors
  • Passive components
  • Mechanics
vita
  • Physics studies at the Technical University of Munich (Graduate Physicist)
  • Doctorate at the Federal Armed Forces University of Neubiberg
  • Patent Professional at SIEMENS AG
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at SIEMENS AG
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Partner of EHF

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Astrid Grammüller
Electrical Engineer

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination of the Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
Priorities
  • Telecommunication
  • Mobile communication
  • Internet
  • Electrical engineering
vita
  • Studies of Electrical Engineering at the Technical University in Munich
  • Pre-Development in the field of mobile devices with SIEMENS AG
  • Technology Management for Messaging Components in Mobile Phones with BenQ Mobile
  • Training as a European Attorney at EHF
  • European Patent Attorney at EHF

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Dr. rer. nat. Stephan Gröger
Physicist

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination of the Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
  • Cancellation and Nullity Proceedings before the German Patent Authorities
  • Validity and Infringement opinions
  • German and International Patent Disputes and Litigations
Priorities
  • Optics and laser techniques
  • Optoelectronic components
  • Laser spectroscopy
  • Magnetic resonance techniques
  • Frequency measurement techniques
  • Neutron physics
vita
  • Physics studies at the Technical University of Munich
  • Doctorate at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland and Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF

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Dr. rer. nat. Dieter Heckel
Chemist

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination of the Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
  • IP Strategy and Portfolio Management
  • Employees’ Inventions and Inventors’ Remunerations
  • IP-Licensing
  • Validity and Infringement opinions
  • German and International Patent Disputes and Litigations
Priorities
  • All aspects of chemistry and related fields
  • Plastics, resins and process technology
  • Ceramics and ceramic components
  • Passive electric components
  • Microstructuring technology
  • Sensor technology
  • Medical engineering
vita
  • Chemistry studies at the University of Würzburg (Graduate Chemist)
  • Doctorate at the University of Düsseldorf
  • Patent Professional at SIEMENS AG
  • Training as European Patent Attorney at SIEMENS AG
  • European Patent Attorney at EHF

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Frank Heidrich
Electrical Engineer

Partner

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination of the Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
  • Cancellation and Nullity Proceedings before the German Patent Authorities
  • IP Strategy and Portfolio Management
  • Employees’ Inventions and Inventors’ Remunerations
  • IP-Licensing
  • Validity and Infringement opinions
  • German and International Patent Disputes and Litigations
  • Patent and Prior Art Searches
Priorities
  • Analogue and digital circuitry
  • Software technology
  • Data processing systems
  • Automotive engineering
  • Mechanics
vita
  • Electrical engineering studies at the University of Karlsruhe (Graduate Engineer)
  • Assistant at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems Engineering and Innovations Research
  • Thesis at the Research Center of Karlsruhe (Institute for Technical Physics)
  • Patent Professional at SIEMENS AG
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at SIEMENS AG
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Partner of EHF

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Uwe Hermann
Electrical Engineer

Partner

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination of the Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
  • Cancellation and Nullity Proceedings before the German Patent Authorities
  • IP Strategy and Portfolio Management
  • IP-Licensing
  • Validity and Infringement opinions
  • German and International Patent Disputes and Litigations
Priorities
  • Semiconductor engineering
  • Electronics
  • Control engineering
  • Metrology
vita
  • Electrical engineering studies at the Technical University of Berlin
  • Research assistant at the Technical University of Berlin
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney
  • Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Founder and Partner of EHF
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF

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Raimund Hirmer
Physicist

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination of the Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
Priorities
  • Computational Physics
  • Semiconductor Process Technology
  • CMOS Technology
  • Micro System Technology
  • Sensor Technology, MEMS
vita
  • Studies in Physics at the Humboldt-University of Berlin and the University of Vienna
  • Scientist at the Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems, Duisburg
  • Patent Professional at EHF
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Attorney at EHF

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Dr.-Ing. Veit Kafka
Electrical Engineer

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination of the Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
  • Cancellation and Nullity Proceedings before the German Patent Authorities
  • Validity and Infringement opinions
  • German and International Patent Disputes and Litigations
Priorities
  • Electrical and electronic systems
  • Control Systems
  • Communication Technology
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Image processing
  • Sensors
vita
  • Electrical engineering studies at the Federal Armed Forces University of Neubiberg
    (Graduate Engineer)
  • Doctorate at the Federal Armed Forces University of Neubiberg
  • Teacher at the army technical school for electrical engineering
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF

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Dr. rer. nat. Jens Kellner
Physicist

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination of the Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
Priorities
  • Solid-state physics
  • Surface physics
  • Nano physics
  • Spectroscopy
vita
  • Physics studies at the Rheinisch-Westfälischen Technischen Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen (DE) and the Tor Vergata University, Rome (IT)
  • PhD at the RWTH Aachen in the field of experimental solid-state physics
  • Patent Professional at EHF
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF

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Dr. rer. nat. Florian Koller, LL.M.
Physicist
Master of Laws

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination of the Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
  • Cancellation and Nullity Proceedings before the German Patent Authorities
  • German and International Patent Disputes and Litigations
Priorities
  • Optoelectronic components and process technology
  • Biophysics and chemical physics
  • Spectroscopy and structure determination
  • Applied optics and laser technology
  • Telecommunication engineering
  • Vehicle technology
  • Mechanics
vita
  • Physics studies at the Ludwig-Maximilian-University in Munich
  • Doctorate at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich at the Chair of BioMolecular Optics
  • Continuing Studies at the FernUniversität in Hagen ”European Intellectual Property Rights“
  • Advanced training “Certified Business Economist (IWW)” at the Institute for economic research and further education at the FernUniversität in Hagen
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF

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Dr.rer.nat. Philip Krinninger
Physicist

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination oft he Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
Priorities
  • Soft Matter
  • Physics of Polymers
vita
  • Studies of Physics at the University of Bayreuth
  • Patent Professional at EHF
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Attorney at EHF

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Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Kuhlmann
Physicist

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination of the Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
  • Cancellation and Nullity Proceedings before the German Patent Authorities
  • Validity and Infringement opinions
  • German and International Patent Disputes and Litigations
Priorities
  • Optoelectronic components and process technology
  • Functional coatings, in particular optical coatings
  • Optics and optical metrology
vita
  • Physics studies at the University of Paderborn (Graduate Physicist)
  • Doctorate at the University of Mainz
  • Research activity at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
  • Project Manager at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Instrument Engineering in Jena
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF

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Dr. rer. nat. Michael Lettenberger
Physicist

Partner

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination of the Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
  • Cancellation and Nullity Proceedings before the German Patent Authorities
  • IP Strategy and Portfolio Management
  • IP-Licensing
  • German and International Patent Disputes and Litigations
Priorities
  • Opto semiconductor components and process technology
  • Semiconductor laser technology
  • Laser physics und nonlinear optics
  • Semiconductor process technology
  • Ultra high speed spectroscopy
  • Nuclear solid-state physics
vita
  • Physics studies at the Technical University of Munich
  • Doctorate at the Technical University of Munich
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Partner of EHF

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Adrian Lindner
Electrical Engineer

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination of the Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
  • Cancellation and Nullity Proceedings before the German Patent Authorities
  • Validity and Infringement opinions
  • German and International Patent Disputes and Litigations
  • Design Protection
  • Trademarks
  • Patent and Prior Art Searches
Priorities
  • Automation technology
  • Automatic control engineering
  • Sensors
  • Robotics and autonomous systems
  • Medical engineering, Biomedical engineering
  • Computer technology
vita
  • Studies in electrical engineering and information technology at the Technical University of Munich and at the École Supérieure Chimie Physique Électronique (CPE) of Lyon, France
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF

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Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Maier
Physicist

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination of the Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
  • Cancellation and Nullity Proceedings before the German Patent Authorities
  • Validity and Infringement opinions
  • German and International Patent Disputes and Litigations
Priorities
  • Optoelectronic devices and process technology
  • Semiconductor physics
  • Optical measurement and nonlinear optics
  • Lasers and detectors in the mid-infrared and THz regime
  • Ultra high speed spectroscopy
vita
  • Studies of physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich
  • Scientific assistant at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics in Freiburg
  • Doctorate at the Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg
  • Postdoctoral research fellow at the National Research Council in Ottawa, Canada
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF

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Dr. rer. nat. Angela Metz
Chemist

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination of the Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
Priorities
  • Coordination chemistry
  • Sustainable polymer chemistry
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Organic, inorganic and physical chemistry
vita
  • Chemistry studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians University (LMU) Munich
  • Doctorate at the Rheinisch-Westfälischen Technischen Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen
  • Patent Professional at EHF
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Attorney at EHF

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Dr. rer. nat. Florian Much
Physicist

Partner

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination of the Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
  • Cancellation and Nullity Proceedings before the German Patent Authorities
  • Validity and Infringement opinions
  • German and International Patent Disputes and Litigations
Priorities
  • Opto semiconductor components and process technology
  • Semiconductor laser technology
  • Laser physics und nonlinear optics
  • Semiconductor process technology
  • Solid-state physics
  • Surface physics and materials science
  • Discharge lamps
vita
  • Physics studies at the University of Würzburg
  • Doctorate at the University of Würzburg
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and as European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Partner of EHF

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Vera Much
Physicist

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination of the Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
  • Cancellation and Nullity Proceedings before the German Patent Authorities
  • Validity and Infringement opinions
  • German and International Patent Disputes and Litigations
  • Trademarks
Priorities
  • Optoelectronic components and process technology
  • Semiconductor physics
vita
  • Physics studies at the Eberhard-Karls-University in Tübingen, Germany and at the Università Degli Studi Di Salerno, Italy
  • Thesis at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen, Germany
  • Training as European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF

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Hans-Peter Müller
Electrical Engineer

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination of the Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
  • Cancellation and Nullity Proceedings before the German Patent Authorities
  • Validity and Infringement opinions
  • German and International Patent Disputes and Litigations
Priorities
  • Circuitry
  • Radio technology
  • Memory technology
  • Passive electronic components
  • Cable technology
  • Communication and navigation technology
  • Automotive applications
vita
  • Electrical engineering studies at the University of Saarland (Graduate Engineer)
  • Research assistant at the Institute for Communication and Navigation at the German Aerospace Center in Oberpfaffenhofen
  • Development Engineer at EPCOS AG
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF

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Dr. rer. nat. Thanh Hai Ngo
Physicist

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination of the Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
  • Cancellation and Nullity Proceedings before the German Patent Authorities
  • Validity and Infringement opinions
  • German and International Patent Disputes and Litigations
Priorities
  • Semiconductor components
  • Optoelectronic components and process technology
  • High energy physics
vita
  • Studies of physics at the Humboldt University of Berlin and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Doctoral studies in the area of High Energy Physics at the Max-Planck-Institute for Physics and at the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich
  • Member of the International Max-Planck Research School for Elementary Particle Physics (IMPRS)
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF

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Dr. rer. nat. Julia Nissen
Physicist

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination of the Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
  • Cancellation and Nullity Proceedings before the German Patent Authorities
  • Validity and Infringement opinions
  • German and International Patent Disputes and Litigations
Priorities
  • Optoelectronic components and process technology
  • Semiconductor physics
  • Surface physics, physics of soft matter, materials science, biophysics
vita
  • Physics studies at the Technical University of Munich, PhD in Biophysics at the Technical University of Munich
  • Technical consultant in the field of material science (automotive industry)
  • Development of MEMS
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF

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Rudolf Reiel
Physicist

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination oft he Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
Priorities
  • Optics/Photonics/Lasertechnics
  • Photovoltaic/Material Processing
vita
  • Physics studies at Ludwig-Maximulian-University (LMU)
  • Research Associate at the University of Applied Science Munich
  • Patent Professional at EHF
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Attorney at EHF

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Matthias Richter
Econo-Physicist

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination of the Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
  • Cancellation and Nullity Proceedings before the German Patent Authorities
  • Validity and Infringement opinions
  • German and International Patent Disputes and Litigations
  • Patent and Prior Art Searches
Priorities
  • Semiconductor components
  • Electronic circuits and systems
  • Sustainable energy systems
  • Automotive engineering
vita
  • Studies in Econophysics at the University of Ulm and the University of Valencia (Spain) (Graduate Econo Physicist)
  • Staff member of the project managment team for plant layout at REM GmbH, Rottenburg
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF

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Alwin Rietzler
Mechanical Engineer

Partner

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and Interntional Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings bevor the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination oft he Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
  • Cancelation and Nullity Proceedings before the German Patent Authorities
  • IP Strategy and Portfolio Management
  • Employees‘ Inventions and Inventors‘ Remunerations
  • IP-Licensing
  • Validity and Infringement opinions
  • German and International Patent Disputes and Litigations
  • Design Protection
  • Trademarks
  • Patent and Prior Art Searches
Priorities
  • Mechanics
  • Automotive engineering
  • Computer technology
vita
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney
  • Patent Attorney at SIEMENS AG
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Partner of EHF

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Richard Schachtner
Physicist

Partner

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination of the Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
  • Cancellation and Nullity Proceedings before the German Patent Authorities
  • IP Strategy and Portfolio Management
  • Employees‘ Inventions and Inventors‘ Remunerations
  • IP-Licensing
  • Validity and Infringement opinions
  • German and International Patent Disputes and Litigations
Priorities
  • Opto semiconductor components and process technology
  • Optical communication technology
  • Laser technology
  • Semiconductor physics and process technology
  • Fuel cell technology
  • Physics
vita
  • Communication technician
  • Physics studies at the University of Regensburg (Graduate Physicist)
  • Development Engineer at SIEMENS AG
  • Patent Professional at SIEMENS AG
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at SIEMENTS AG
  • German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Partner of EHF

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Michael Schagginger
Electrical Engineer

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination oft he Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
Priorities
  • Electrical engineering and electronic systems
  • Control technology
  • Circuitry
  • High voltage technology
  • Communication and navigation technology
  • Electrical drive systems
  • Automotive applications
vita
  • Studies in electrical engineering and information technology at the Technical University of Munich
  • Patent Professional at EHF
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Attorney at EHF

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Johannes Schleiermacher
Physicist

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination oft he Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
Priorities
  • Nanotechnology
  • Renewable technologies
vita
  • Physics studies at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and at Aalto University, Finnland
  • Patent Professional at EHF
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Attorney at EHF

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Dr. rer. nat. Sarah Schmidt
Chemist

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination of the Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
Priorities
  • Polymer chemistry and polymer physics
  • Material sciences, viscoelastic properties of plastics
  • Physical chemistry, optic and spectroscopic analytical methods
  • Organic and anorganic chemistry
vita
  • Studies of chemistry at the University of Regensburg and the Technical University of Berlin
  • Scientific Assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz
  • Guest Scientist at the FORTH, IESL, Crete
  • Doctorate at the Gutenberg University of Mainz
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF

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Dr.-Ing. Bastian Schmitz
Information Technology Engineer

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination oft he Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
Priorities
  • Automation Engineering
  • Communication Engineering
  • Sensors
  • Medical Engineering
vita
  • Studies in information technology (Graduate Engineer) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM)
  • Project Engineer at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in the field of medical engineering
  • Doctorate at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in the field of medical engineering
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF

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Dr. rer. nat. Hendrik Schütz
Physicist

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination oft he Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
Priorities
  • Optics
  • Laser physics
  • Sensors
  • (Ultra-high) vacuum technologies
vita
  • Physics studies at University of Hamburg (DE)
  • PhD at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (CH) in the field of experimental quantum optics
  • Patent Professional at EHF
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Attorney at EHF

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Dr. rer. nat. Matthias Schwarz
Chemist

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination of the Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
Priorities
  • All aspects of chemistry and related fields
  • Material science
  • Nanotechnology
  • Renewable energy
vita
  • Studies of chemistry at the Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
  • Doctorate at the Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
  • Patent Professional at EHF
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Attorney at EHF

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Dr. rer. nat Sarah Seulen
Chemist

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination of the Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
Priorities
  • Physical chemistry
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Spectrometry and spectroscopy
  • Organic and inorganic chemistry
vita
  • Chemistry studies at Kiel University
  • Doctorate at Kiel University in the field of mass spectrometry
  • Patent Professional at EHF
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Attorney at EHF

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Dr. rer. nat. Johannes Siebenson
Physicist

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination oft he Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
  • Employee right and remuneration
  • Patent searches in national and international patent databases
  • Freedom-To-Operate Opinions
Priorities
  • Optoelectronic devices and process technology
  • Semiconductor physics
  • High energy physics
vita
  • Studies of general physics at the Technical University of Munich.
  • Doctoral studies in the area of particle physics with special interest on the physics of kaons at the Technical University of Munich.
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Attorney at EHF
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF

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Jan Stieglitz
Physicist

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination of the Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
  • Cancellation and Nullity Proceedings before the German Patent Authorities
  • Validity and Infringement opinions
Priorities
  • Medical devices
  • RF circuits
  • High energy physics
  • Optical Tracking
vita
  • Studies in Physics at the University of Dortmund and at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (Diplom-Physiker)
  • Patent engineer at Mitscherlich and Partner
  • Development and Research at advanced realtime tracking GmbH
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attoney at EHF
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF

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Dr. rer. nat. Martina Stork
Physicist

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination of the Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
  • Cancellation and Nullity Proceedings before the German Patent Authorities
  • IP Strategy and Portfolio Management
  • Employees’ Inventions and Inventors’ Remunerations
  • Validity and Infringement opinions
  • German and International Patent Disputes and Litigations
Priorities
  • Optoelectronic components
  • Biophysics
  • Physics of atomic and molecular interactions
  • Atomic force microscopy
  • Medical devices
vita
  • Studies in physics at the Technical University of Munich and in physics and mathematics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich
  • One-year scholarship at the University of Lund in Sweden at the Divison of Solid State Physics
  • Doctorate at the Chair for BioMolecular Optics, Department of Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF

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Julian Thomas
M.Sc. Chemical Engineering

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination of the Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
Priorities
  • Chemical process engineering
  • Catalysis and reaction engineering
  • Biotechnology
vita
  • Studies in chemical engineering with a focus on chemical process engineering at the Technical University of Munich and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver (Canada)
  • Patent Professional at EHF
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Attorney at EHF

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Dr. rer. nat. Steffen Thomas
Chemist

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination of the Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
  • Cancellation and Nullity Proceedings before the German Patent Authorities
  • Validity and Infringement opinions
  • German and International Patent Disputes and Litigations
Priorities
  • Organic, Inorganic and
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Material Sciences
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
vita
  • Chemistry studies at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU)
  • Doctorate on boron organic compounds at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry (LMU)
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF

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Silvia Tischler
Electrical Engineer

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination of the Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
  • Cancellation and Nullity Proceedings before the German Patent Authorities
  • IP Strategy and Portfolio Management
  • IP-Licensing
  • Validity and Infringement opinions
Priorities
  • Electrical engineering
  • Telecommunication technology
  • Telematics
  • Automotive engineering
  • Image processing
vita
  • Electrical engineering studies at the University of Stuttgart (Graduate Engineer)
  • Development engineer at SIEMENS AG, Technology development for telecommunication equipment
  • Strategy consulting for the Telecommunication Unit, SIEMENS AG and Nokia Siemens Networks GmbH & Co
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Attorney at EHF
  • Licensing Executives Society
  • Women in IP
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF

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Maximilian Völkl
Mechanical Engineer

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination of the Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
Priorities
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Medical engineering
  • Plastics engineering
  • Software engineering
  • Tele-operated driving
vita
  • Studies in mechanical engineering with a main focus on medical engineering and plastics technology as well as medical implants at the Technische Universität München and the Chalmers University of Technology, Goteborg (graduate engineer)
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF

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Dr. rer. nat. Alissa Wiengarten
Physicist

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination of the Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
Priorities
  • Surface Science
  • Ultrahigh vacuum technologies
  • Semiconductor physics
  • Materials science
vita
  • Physics studies at University of Göttingen, Technical University of Berlin and University of California, Los Angeles
  • PhD at Technical University of Munich in the field of molecular nanoscience and chemical physics of interfaces
  • Patent Professional at EHF
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • European Patent Attorney at EHF

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Dr. rer. nat. Andreas Winkler
Physicist

Occupation
  • Drafting and prosecution of German, European and International Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination of the Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
  • Cancellation and Nullity Proceedings before the German Patent Authorities
  • Validity and Infringement opinions
  • German and International Patent Disputes and Litigations
Priorities
  • Semiconductor physics
  • Low-temperature physics
  • Thin-film technology
  • RF-circuits
  • Housing technology
vita
  • Physics studies at the Technical University of Munich
  • Research Assistant at the Technical University of Darmstadt
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and as European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF

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Dr. rer .nat. Stephan Wörmke
Physicist

Occupation
  • Drafting and Prosecution of German, European and International Patent Applications
  • Opposition and Appeal Proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent Authorities
  • Coordination of the Application and Prosecution of National and Regional Patent Applications outside Germany and Europe respectively
  • Cancellation and Nullity Proceedings before the German Patent Authorities
  • Validity and infringement opinions
  • German and International Patent Disputes and Litigations
  • Patent and Prior Art Searches
Priorities
  • Biophysics
  • Optical sensors
  • Optics und microscopy
  • Spectroscopy
  • Lasers
  • Nanophysics
vita
  • Physics studies at the University of Kiel (CAU)
  • Scientific assistant at the Technical Faculty at CAU
  • Licentiate of Engineering in Technical Physics at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Doctorate at the University of Munich (LMU)
  • Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at LMU
  • Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
  • Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF

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