Dipl.-Chem. Dr.

Torben König

Patent Attorney

Dr Torben König is involved as a German 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, and the World Intellectual Property Organization.


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 chemistry (e.g. organic chemistry, biochemistry, pharmaceuticals, dyes), biotechnology (e.g. molecular biology, biodiagnostics), food chemistry, process engineering and mechanical engineering;

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


Dr Torben König speaks German, English and Dutch.


Dr Torben König studied chemistry at the University of Bremen and graduated in 2008 with a degree in organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry and biochemistry.

Afterwards, Dr König worked as a research assistant at the University of Bremen and was involved in the organic synthesis of heterocycles as well as chemical analysis (HPLC, MS, NMR, UV/VIS, IR etc.) of organic compounds. In 2013, he completed his doctorate in chemistry with his thesis “Studies on the synthesis of N inverted chlorines and the Beckmann rearrangement on a nickel chlorine”.

From 2014 to 2016, Dr König was employed in the Netherlands in one of the largest corporations in the agricultural business (crop protection and commercial seeds). He was a team leader with global responsibility for the development of analytical methods for chemical seed coating analysis.

From the end of 2016, Dr König gained experience as a founder in a start-up in the textile sector, which he led as Managing Director from 2018.

Dr König has been working at RGTH since 2020.

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