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Dr Martin Handwerk

Senior Associate
German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
Chemist

Martin Handwerk advises and represents companies in the chemical industry, in particular from the areas of polymer chemistry, foodstuffs and pharmacy. The main focus of his work is on patent prosecution and opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office and on the preparation of freedom-to-operate and validity opinions.

Martin has long years of experience in the field of polymer chemistry, particularly polyolefins, and the fields of ophthalmic lenses and solutions and of pharmaceutical formulations and granulating processes. He formerly conducted research into carbohydrate and polyolato complexes.

Career

Since 2016

Patent attorney at Maiwald

2008-2016

Patent attorney at two different IP law firms

2004-2007

Patent attorney trainee at an IP law firm

 

Education

2009

Admitted to practice as European patent attorney

2008

Admitted to practice as German patent attorney

2004-2006

Studied law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen

2000-2003

Doctoral degree in the field of bioinorganic chemistry from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

1994-2000

Studied chemistry at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Services
  • Patent prosecution and portfolio management
  • Filing strategies and drafting patent applications
  • Freedom-to-operate and validity analysis
  • Opposition and nullity proceedings
Memberships
  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • epi
  • FICPI
Languages

German, English