Hendrik Wichmann

Hendrik Wichmann
Office:
Schweigerstrasse 2
D-81541
City:
Munich
Country:
Germany

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Germany - Patent Agents

Dr Wichmann is a German and European patent attorney with more than 20 years of experience in intellectual property, advising and representing global clients operating in the biotech, chemistry and pharma industries as well as in the field of plant variety protection up to the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU). He has extensive expertise in all aspects of patent practice, including drafting and prosecuting patent applications and large portfolios, and conducting numerous opposition and appeal proceedings before the EPO. Dr Wichmann has been actively involved in multinational patent litigation in food chemistry, and in the field of pharmaceutical antibodies. In the context of strategic consultations, his team conducts complex freedom-to-operate analyses and portfolio assessments. He is listed on a regular basis in, eg, Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine's “IAM Patent 1000” and JUVE, and has repeatedly been selected by MIP as one of the IP Stars.

In addition, he has authored numerous publications, especially about European patent law, and serves as a speaker at several events such as the BIO IPCC Conference. On a yearly basis, in collaboration with a legal member of the Boards of Appeal of the EPO, he is conducting an established Master Class on EPO opposition and appeal proceedings.

Since 2012 he is serving as the chairman of the committee for biotechnology of the chartered Institute of German Patent Attorneys, having been a vice chairman for several years.

He holds a doctorate from the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, Germany, after having studied biology with a focus on biochemistry at the Universities of Bonn and Cologne.

WWL says: Hendrik Wichmann receives effusive praise from market sources for his wide-ranging expertise on matters including patent applications, appeals and oppositions.

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Dr Wichmann is a German and European patent attorney and has more than 20 years of experience in intellectual property, advising and representing global clients operating in biotech, chemistry and pharma industries as well as in the field of plant variety protection up to the CJEU. He has extensive expertise in all aspects of patent practice, including drafting and prosecuting patent applications and large portfolios, and conducting numerous opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office (EPO). For the past three years, Dr Wichmann has been actively involved in multinational patent litigation in food chemistry, serving as the lead counsel for Novozymes A/S, Denmark, and in the field of pharmaceutical antibodies. In the context of strategic consultations, he conducts complex freedom-to-operate analyses and portfolio assessments. He is listed on a regular basis in Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine’s IAM Patent 1000 (2014–2018) and JUVE (as of 2004).

In addition, he is the author of numerous publications, particularly on the subject of European patent law. As a frequent speaker at key industry events such as the BIO IPCC Conference, he is also recognised for his informative lectures and seminars on a national and international level. Together with a legal member of the boards of appeal of the EPO, he is holding an annual masterclass on EPO opposition and appeal proceedings.

Since 2012 he is serving as the chairman of the committee for biotechnology of the Chartered Institute of German Patent Attorneys, following his tenure as vice chairman for several years.

He holds a doctorate from the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, Germany.

WWL says: The "first-rate" Hendrik Wichmann is "a methodical and diligent patent attorney and a real joy to work with".

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Patents which can be purchased from our Shop.

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