Richard Werner
Patent attorney, doctor of natural sciences, physicist


Richard Werner works in all fields of intellectual-property protection. His work has a particular focus on European patents, including drafting patent applications in close cooperation with the inventors as well as examination and opposition proceedings. He has conducted oral proceedings in numerous opposition cases both before the Opposition Divisions and the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office. He also has a significant specialization in design law, particularly as it regards registering and enforcing European Community designs.

Richard Werner is a member of the German Patent Attorney Chamber, the Federal Association of German Patent Attorneys, the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (EPI), the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI), and the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR).

mechanical engineering
renewable energies
measurement engineering
fine mechanics
environmental engineering
medical technology
imaging technologies
tooling technology
industrial design
Lecturer position at the University of Rostock, creation of a series of presentations on the most significant issues in industrial-property protection, especially for start-ups
Partner at Hauck Patent- und Rechtsanwälte
Admitted as European patent attorney
Admitted as German patent attorney and European trademark and design attorney
Patent-attorney training at Hauck Patent- und Rechtsanwälte and education at FernUniversität Hagen, clerkships at Civil Chamber 15 (responsible for patent disputes) at the Hamburg state court and Senate 21 at the Federal Patent Court in Munich
Doctorate at the FC Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Nijmegen and UK-SH, Kiel; development of new MRI technologies for mapping cerebral perfusion
Strategy consultant at an international corporate-consulting firm
Physics degree (Diplom-Physiker), University of Hamburg, thesis on atomic-force microscopy on biological specimens
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