M. Sc. Dr.

Mao Deng

Patent Professional

Dr Mao Deng is involved as a patent professional in proceedings before the German Patent and Trade Mark Office, the German Federal Patent Court, the European Patent Office, the European Union Intellectual Property Office, as well as the World Intellectual Property Organization.


Patent law, in particular application, opposition and appeal proceedings before the German Patent and Trademark 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 material sciences (e.g. nanotechnology) chemistry (e.g. organic and inorganic chemistry, polymer chemistry), mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and software (e.g. artificial intelligence);

Preparation of infringement reports and freedom-to-operate reports;

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

Design law, in particular application procedures;

Advising Chinese companies in the field of intellectual property and IP strategy in Germany and Europe


Dr Mao Deng speaks German, English and Chinese.


Bachelor of Science in Materials Chemistry at Sichuan University, China, and Master of Science in Materials Science at Kiel University, Germany. Graduated as Master of Science in 2012.

Worked as a research assistant at Kiel University. Doctorate in the field of determining and simulating the crystal structure and the stoichiometric and electronic structures of catalysts, nanosensors, biomaterials and nanocomposites. Graduated as Dr. – Ing. with the thesis “Micro-Structure of Functional Particles and Particle Systems ” in 2015.

Started training as a admitted representative before the European Patent Office in 2018 and study programme “Law for Patent Attorneys” at the FernUniversität Hagen in 2019.

Joined RGTH in 2018, working in the field of intellectual property law.

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