Partner, European Patent Attorney, German Patent Attorney
Christoph is a member of our engineering, 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.
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. He is also an authorised representative before EUIPO in design as well as trade mark matters.
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Christoph holds 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 also 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).
Christoph worked for a year in the US as Clinical Applications Engineer for German biomedical Company Brainlab AG. After returning to Munich, he worked as an IT consultant for a medium-sized consulting boutique for over five years.
Christoph started training as German and European Patent Attorney with a leading German boutique IP firm 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.
In 2017, Christoph returned to Germany and joined Mewburn Ellis LLP as a Partner in the Munich Office.