Dipl.-Phys., M. Sc.

Karin Berger

Patent Attorney | European Patent Attorney | European Trademark and Design Attorney

Karin Berger is a German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney and is admitted to practice before the German Patent and Trade Mark Office, the German Federal Patent Court, the European Patent Office, the European Union Intellectual Property Office, the European Unified Patent Court and the World Intellectual Property Organization.

Specialities

Patent law, in particular application, opposition and appeal proceedings before the German Patent and Trade Mark Office, the Federal Patent Court and the European Patent Office as well as nullity actions before the Federal Patent Court and the Federal Court of Justice as well as infringement proceedings, inter alia in the fields of physics (e.g. lasers and optical systems, especially sensors; medical technology); mechanical engineering (e.g. automotive engineering, medical devices, power engines), pharmaceutics (e.g. biopharmaceutical agents and drugs);
Electrical engineering (e.g. energy technology, especially renewable energies and air conditioning technology, electrical drive technology) and software (e.g. digital therapeutics);

Trade mark law, with a focus on trade mark application proceedings, trade mark strategy, trade mark oppositions;

Design law, in particular application procedures;

Licensing agreements;

Employee invention law.

Languages

Karin Berger speaks German, English and French.

Career

Studied physics at the Ruprecht Karls University in Heidelberg; focus on experimental physics, especially optics and medical physics; graduated as a degreed physicist in 2009.

Studied medical physics at the University of Mannheim and the National University of Singapore; focus on biophysics, radiotherapy, imaging techniques and biomedical lasers; graduated as Master of Science in 2008.

Worked at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg.

Worked in an industrial company for laser technology in Munich in the field of research and development of femtosecond and excimer lasers for refractive surgery.

Started working in intellectual property law at RGTH in early 2011.

Studied “Law for Patent Attorneys” at the FernUniversität Hagen from 2011 to 2013.

Admitted as a German Patent Attorney since 2013 and as a European Patent Attorney since 2014.

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