Dr Andrea Sommer
Andrea started in the field of Intellectual Property in 2001. She advises and represents her clients in all areas of patent, utility model, trademark and design law, employee’s invention law as well as plant varieties.
She advises and represents her clients before the German, Austrian and the European Patent Office with a tailor made strategy depending on the client’s needs and budget due to her interdisciplinary studies and industry experience in R&D. In patent litigation proceedings she regularly cooperates with specialized attorneys at law before the competent courts.
Her core competence is focused on advising clients in prosecution, opposition and appeal proceedings as well as nullity of protective rights before the respective patent offices, the Federal Patent Court and the Court of Justice (patent nullity proceedings) in national, European and international trademark, design and plant variety rights, validity and infringement opinions with respect to intellectual property rights as well as due diligence.
She is competent and efficient in finding a solution/strategy to each problem due to her international network. For many years she has been a lecturer and speaker with respect to various topics of intellectual property. Because of her permanent involvement in studying the newest case law, jurisprudence and jurisdiction as well as various techniques the client’s profit is excellence.