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Mr
Bernhard
Ganahl

Partner & Patent Attorney

Munich Office Salzburg Office

Electronics

Telephone. +49(0) 891 259 9600
Mobile. +49(0) 160 357 0500
Email. [email protected]
UPC Representative
Our team of specialist European patent litigators, oppositions specialists and patent attorneys bring together an extensive depth of legal and technical knowledge and are qualified to represent you in the UPC.

Experience

Bernhard's main focus lies in the drafting and handling of patents in the areas of electric engineering, software inventions as well as devices for biotechnology and optics. Furthermore he possesses great experience in opposition cases and IP litigation cases as well as trade mark protection.

Bernhard studied Applied Physics at the Technical University of Munich. He has been in the IP business since 1990. He was accredited as a German Patent Attorney in 1994 and in the same year also qualified as a European Patent Attorney.

He has made his name as a specialist legal author with, amongst others, with the article “Patent situation in the field of DNA chip technology in Europe” (which appeared in no. 12/2000 of medgen, the journal of the German Association for Human Genetics) and the articles “Is the core theory once again topical?” (which appeared in the Transactions of German Patent Attorneys in December 2003) and "G 1/19: Did this decision surprise us?" (which appeared in the Transactions of German Patent Attorneys in December 2019), both dealing with German case law in respect of software inventions. The first article was cited by the Enlarged Board of Appeal in the fundamental decision (G 03/08) relating to computer implemented inventions. He regularly gives lectures on different topics in IP law.

Bernhard is a member of the Licensing Executive Society (LES), GRUR and the European Patent Experts Exchange (EuPEX).

Qualifications

Patent Attorney

Europe
Germany

Trade Mark Attorney

Austria
Europe
Germany


OTHER

Dipl. Phys.

Publications

IAM Patent 1000 2024

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Managing Intellectual Property firm rankings - IP Stars 2024

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HGF ranked in The Legal 500 Germany 2024

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Leader's League Rankings 2023

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IP Stars 2023

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HGF is ranked in The Legal 500 Germany 2023 rankings

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IAM Global Patent Prosecution 2023

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G 1/19: Did this decision surprise us?

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IAM Patent 1000 2022

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From March 1 Patronus IP have merged with HGF

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G1/19: EPO oral proceedings

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G1/19: Did this decision surprise us?

Conferences: 2023

May 25th 2023

New seminar series in Salzburg, Dresden and Hamburg

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Conferences: 2022

November 10th 2022

Webinar: basics and news about Unified Patent Court

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October 31st 2022

IPBC Asia

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October 15th 2022

APAA 2022

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May 10th 2022

HGF UPC events in Germany and Austria 2022

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Conferences: 2021

October 29th 2021

APAA 2021

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Conferences: 2020

July 15th 2020

G1 19 hearing at the EPO

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