In his activity as patent attorney, Jan works in the fields of materials science and basic industry (metallurgy, metal processing, ceramics, glass, building materials, plastics processing, industrial furnace design),as well as the technical sector in General and inorganic chemistry. In legal matters Jan has a special interest in contract law, in particular licensing and legal purchase agreements. He also has extensive dealings in opposition, nullity and infringement proceedings.
As a German Patent attorney and as well as a European Patent Trade mark and Design Attorney of course another field of interest is trade mark and design/model law.
Jan has many years of experience in the field of industrial property protection (since 1996). He completed his training in a patent and legal attorneys’ office, in the German Patent and Trade mark Office and at the German Federal Patent Court. Afterwards Jan worked in a Munich attorneys’ office before becoming a co-founder of a Munich patent and legal attorneys’ office in 2002.
In 2013 Jan became founding Partner of Patronus IP in Munich. From March 1 he's Partner at HGF Europe LLP.
Prior to training as a patent attorney, Jan studied Material Sciences at the Technical University of Clausthal. In the course of the studies he gained experience in the glass industry, the cement and construction materials industry, and the refractory industry.
Diplom Ingenieur für Werkstoffwissenschaften
Jan is holding lectures on IP Rights at Hochschule Koblenz and Universität Rostock.
At the time being he is educating two German Patent and Trade mark Attorney and European Patent Attorney Trainees.
Jan is also studying future leadership at the Future Leadership Academy to become an organisational design consultant.
HGF is sponsoring The Business of Science Conference 2021 on 7th October. Science and the commercialisation of science continues to be fundamental to the economic growth of the UK and …Event details
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HGF’s Partner Dr Markus Zoller is attending and speaking at the German Biotechnology days on 20th September 2021. German Biotechnology days is the go to event in the industry and …Event details
HGF is sponsoring the Autonomous Vehicles Expo which is being held on 9th September. Autonomous Vehicles Expo will provide key insights from industry experts on how disruptive technological advances will …Event details
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HGF in Europe and Shiga in Japan are holding a joint webinar on 29th July 2021. Fitter, faster, stronger – patenting sports and fitness technology in Europe and Japan Sporting …Event details
The IAM Patent 1000 – the world’s leading patent professionals 2021 guide has now been published. HGF has 18 European attorneys listed. IAM Patent 1000 is a unique guide that …Read article
WIPR Patents Live is holding a complimentary session on July 20, at 5pm BST/12pm ET, where HGF Partner & Patent Attorney Kieran Killough will present on ‘Protecting medical devices in …Event details
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