For me, being a patent attorney means …
Helping inventors to get the most out of their invention.
Before work …
I go for a bike ride through the forest so I don’t spend the whole day sitting on a chair.
After work …
I do voluntary work because the climate situation, the human rights situation in the world and the Roman Catholic Church are not in a state where you want to hand them over to the children.
I became a patent attorney because …
as a researcher at the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, I was involved in a number of inventions myself before joining EHF, and as a group leader I became aware of the value of patents.
I quote a lot from …
the invention disclosure; more precisely, I translate the creative results described in the invention disclosure into patent attorney’s language and I am pleased when the inventor sees his invention well reflected in the patent application and agrees with the claims and the patent application has become a well-rounded whole.
- Electrical Engineering
- Analogue and digital circuitry
- Microsystems technology
- Biosensors and bioanalytical systems
- Semiconductor Devices
- thin film technology
- Semiconductor process technology
- Computer-implemented inventions
- Drafting patent applications
- Patent grant procedures, oppositions, appeal procedures
Electrical engineering studies, TU Munich
- Group manager at the Fraunhofer Institutes for Solid-State Technology, for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems and for Reliability and Microintegration, Munich
- Doctorate at the TU Munich
- Training as German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF
- Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney at EHF