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Patent Attorney Trainee

Asim Akbani

Senior European Patent Attorney Trainee

M.Sc. Forensic Epigenetics and Molecular Biology

Asim studied Biomedical Engineering, Forensic Epigenetics and Molecular Biology. He has diverse work experience as a scientific researcher in Epigenetics, Neurobiology, Biochemistry and Structural Biology at ETH Zurich, University of Zurich and Friedrich Miescher Institute (FMI) in Basel.

His scientific work at ETH Zurich includes studying adverse effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) on the reproductive system. At the University of Zurich, he studied transgenerational epigenetic inheritance of molecular traits in early life trauma and at the FMI, he contributed in elucidating molecular and structural mechanisms of DNA replication initiation.

since 2021
Patent Attorney Trainee at Maiwald
2019 - 2021
Technical Expert at Grünecker

2018 - 2019
Scientific Researcher in Biochemistry and Structural Biology at Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI)
Scientific Researcher in Neuroepigenetics at the University of Zurich
Master Thesis Student and Research Assistant in Epigenetics and Reproductive Biology at ETH Zurich
2014 - 2016
Master of Science in Forensic Science at the University of Amsterdam
Exchange student in Biology at Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
2008 - 2012
Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering at NED University of Engineering and Technology

  • Patent examination proceedings and portfolio management
  • Process for obtaining supplementary protection certificates
  • Freedom-to-operate- and validity opinions
  • Opposition proceedings

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