Partner, European Patent Attorney, German Patent Attorney
Christoph is a member of our engineering and electronics, computing & physics patent team with experience in electronics and electronic engineering, telecommunications, medical technology, aerospace and automotive technology, computer software, consumer products, and transport sectors. He is also an authorised representative before EUIPO in design as well as trade mark matters.
He has particular expertise in:
• medical devices
• medical imaging technology
• mobile communication technology
• aerospace technology
• defence technology
• automotive technology
• IT/computer hardware/software
• computer processing and network management
• consumer electronics
• consumer goods
His main focus encompasses original patent drafting and prosecution at the EPO and the DPMA (German Patent and Trade Mark Office) including regularly representing clients in opposition and appeal proceedings. Christoph’s expertise further includes advising clients on IP strategy and IP portfolio management, as well as opinion work.
Christoph has a Master’s degree (Dipl. Ing. Univ.) in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Munich, specialising in Information and Communication Technology with a further emphasis on Biomedical Technology and Electroacoustics.
He worked for a year in the US as a Clinical Applications Engineer for Munich-based Biomed Company Brainlab AG. After returning to Germany, Christoph worked for over five years as an IT Consultant for a medium-sized Consulting Boutique in Munich.
Christoph started training as a German and European Patent Attorney with a leading German IP boutique in 2006, qualifying as German Patent Attorney in 2009 and European Patent Attorney in 2010. In 2013, he left for Switzerland to become VP/Head of Patents of Schindler Elevators.
Christoph joined Mewburn Ellis LLP as a Partner in 2017.
Christoph holds a Master of Laws degree in European IP Law from the University of Hagen and a further Master of Laws degree (Master of IP Law and Management) from the University of Strasbourg, Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (Institut CEIPI).