As a patent lawyer, Christoph specialises in advising and representing national and international clients in complex patent litigation (including in particular cross-border proceedings).
For almost 20 years, he has been leading, coordinating and supervising patent disputes for his clients before the German and European patent courts and authorities. He also prepares patent infringement and nullity opinions and advises on the structuring of patent-related transactions. Patent law advice and representation of clients from the pharmaceutical and medical device industries is a particular focus of Christoph’s practice.
|Since 2004||Partner, Taylor Wessing|
|2000 – 2004||Associate, Taylor Wessing|
|1992 – 2000 (with breaks)||Scholarship student and Research Assistant, Max Planck Institut für gewerblichen Rechtschutz, Munich|
|2000||Established as a lawyer, Munich|
|2000||Admitted as a lawyer, Munich|
|1998||Associate, New York|
|1997 – 1998||LL.M., University of California, Davis|
|1994||Second state examination, Munich|
|1991||Licence en droit, Université Paris II (Assas)|
|1991||First state examination, Munich|
|Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht
LES (Lisencing Executives Society)
VPP (Vereinigung der Fachleute im gewerblichen Rechtsschutz)