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German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
Dirk specializes in the management of product-related patent portfolios worldwide as well as the associated opposition, nullity and infringement proceedings in the fields of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and personalized therapy and diagnostics. He regularly advises clients on complex SPC matters and freedom-to-operate strategies in these areas.
His extensive experience enables him to bring strategic IP consultancy and patent portfolio creation/management into alignment with the economic interests of his clients in a rapidly changing market environment. Clients value his interdisciplinary approach of combining questions relating to patent law with regulatory requirements for marketing authorization of medicinal products in order to achieve the fullest protection possible.
Dirk has received numerous awards for his professional activities as patent attorney and regularly publishes articles on various aspects of patent law.
"Dirk Bühler has deep sector expertise and can prosecute patents across a spectrum of technological areas with medical applications. His commercial awareness routinely serves patrons on complex SPC matters and FTO strategies."
– IAM Patent 1000, 2023
"Dirk Bühler has an extremely good overview of the current case law and trends at the EPO and the German courts, which is of great value for filing strategies and opinion work."
– Legal 500 DE, 2022
"Biochemist Dirk Bühler is singled out for his 'gravitas and clarity'."
– IAM Patent 1000, 2021
„valuable input regarding FTOs, prosecution and oppositions” (client)
– JUVE Patent, 2021
"[...] and SPC maestro Dirk Bühler, who has co-edited European handbook Supplementary Protection Certificates. He loves diving into the nitty-gritty of complex oppositions before the EPO"
– IAM Patent 1000, 2020
"Dirk Bühler is a brilliant strategist with the ability, to think innovatively to develop successful strategies."
– Legal 500 EMEA, 2020
“hugely experienced in biotech”
– JUVE Patent Germany rankings, 2023
Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPC), C.H.BECK, Stief/Bühler (published together), 2016
Handbuch des Patentrechts, Haedicke/Timmann (Hrsg.), C.H.BECK, 2012 (together with Johannes W. Bukow et al.)