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Dr Ralf Kotitschke

Partner
German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
Physicist

Ralf Kotitschkes’ main areas of interest cover all aspects of intellectual property protection, in particular patent prosecution and opposition proceedings, the preparation of clearance and validity opinions, design law and the law relating to employee inventions. The technical focus of his work is on medical, automotive, laboratory and semiconductor technologies, and also includes optics. 

Career

Since 2017

Partner, shareholder and managing director at Maiwald

Since 2017

Patent attorney at Maiwald

2008-2017

Patent attorney in own office

2004-2007

Freelance patent attorney

2000-2004

Patent attorney trainee at an IP law firm

Education

2005

Admitted to practice as European patent attorney

2004

Admitted to practice as German patent attorney

2000-2002

Studied law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen

1996-1999

Doctoral degree in the field of high pressure physics and optoelectronics from the University of Surrey

1989-1995

Studied physics at Ulm University and the Colorado State University

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

German, English, French