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Dr Norbert Hansen

Partner
German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
Chemist

Norbert Hansen advises and represents major multinational clients on matters relating to national and international patent protection. His professional activities include securing, maintaining, enforcing and challenging patents and utility models, IP portfolio management and employee invention law. A large part of his work is concerned with opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office.

His specialist fields are chemistry, chemical engineering, material sciences and semi-conductors.

Career

Since 2005

Partner, shareholder and managing director at Maiwald

Since 2003

Lecturer in Intellectual Property at the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy of the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Since 2002

Patent attorney at Maiwald

1998-2002

Patent attorney trainee at Maiwald

Education

2005

Admitted to practice as European patent attorney

2002

Admitted to practice as German patent attorney

1999-2001

Studied law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen

1995-1997

Doctoral degree in the field of organometallic chemistry from the Technical University of Munich

1989-1995

Studied chemistry at the Technical University of Munich

Services
  • Patent prosecution and portfolio management
  • Filing strategies and drafting patent applications
  • Freedom-to-operate and validity analysis
  • Opposition and appeal proceedings
  • Nullity and patent litigation proceedings
Recognitions
  • Recommended in IAM Patent 1000 “World’s Leading Patent Professionals” 2019
Publications
  • BGH denies injunctive relief grace period in patent case, Managing Intellectual Property, 12/2016
  • Infringer cannot intervene in reinstatement procedure, Managing Intellectual Property, 03/2016
  • BPatG judges have adequate technical expertise, Managing Intellectual Property, 06/2015
  • Multiple complaints bring higher cost risk for defendant, Managing Intellectual Property, 03/2014
  • Different disclosure standards for novelty and priority, Managing Intellectual Property, 02/2013
  • One person can sue for nullity twice, Managing Intellectual Property, 04/2012
  • Controlled Thermolysis of Nitrido- and Imidomolybdenum Complexes:  A New Route to Phase-Pure Molybdenum Nitrides, Chemistry of Materials, 10/1998
  • Verfahren zur Herstellung aromatischer Nitrile, DE19647795A1, 05/1998
  • Molekulare Katalysatoren für die Ammondehydrierung, Technical University of Munich, dissertation, 1997
  • Verfahren zur Herstellung von Molybdännitriden, DE19620815A1, 11/1997
Important cases
  • Representation of patentees before the EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal in the G1/16 case, where the Board handed down a landmark decision on the allowability of disclaimers in patent claims
Memberships
  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • epi
  • FICPI
  • AIPPI
  • AIPLA
  • LES
  • GDCh
Languages

German, English