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Dr Klaus Breitenstein

Senior Associate
German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
Chemist

Klaus Breitenstein provides advice and support to clients in securing, maintaining, enforcing and defending their patent and utility model rights. In addition to the knowledge and experience gained through his research work in the fields of organic and organometallic chemistry, he has also acquired particular expertise in the fields of chemical process engineering, polymers and polymer formulations, and pharmacy. Klaus advises clients on all questions of national and intellectual property protection in these fields and enjoys finding new and fresh approaches to problem-solving. The bulk of his work is carried out in German and English, although he also has a good basic knowledge of French, Spanish and Dutch.

Career

Since 2016

Patent attorney at Maiwald

2006-2016

Patent attorney at an IP law firm

2002-2006

Patent attorney trainee at an IP law firm

2000-2001

Post-doctoral research at the Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo (CID) des Consejo Superior de Investigaciónes Científicas (CSIC)

Education

2012

Admitted to practice as European patent attorney

2006

Admitted to practice as German patent attorney

2012-2015

Studied law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen

1995-2000

Doctoral degree in the field of organic and organometallic chemistry from the Gerhard Mercator University/Comprehensive University of Duisburg

1990-1995

Studied chemistry at the Gerhard Mercator University/Comprehensive University of Duisburg

Services
  • Patent prosecution and portfolio management
  • Filing strategies and drafting patent applications
  • Supplemental protection certificates proceedings
  • Freedom-to-operate and validity analysis
  • Opposition and nullity proceedings
  • Patent litigation
Recognitions
  • Scholarship of the Graduate Funding of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
Publications
  • Basic patents and supplementary protection certificates, Managing Intellectual Property, 05/2018
Memberships
  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • epi
Languages

German, English