Chemistry

The chemistry is right

Our experts in the chemistry team have in-depth knowledge of classical organic and inorganic chemistry and related fields, in particular technical chemistry, electrochemistry, physical chemistry, process and chemical engineering as well as polymer chemistry.

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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Dr. rer. nat. Angela Lajtkep
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. 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. 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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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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