Patent Attorneys

As a patent attorney, Axel Berger specializes in the technical fields of life sciences and pharmaceuticals, particularly gene technology, biochemistry, cell biology, immunology, virology, pharmacology and medical devices. His technical background also includes several years of international research, for example at the Pasteur Institute, Paris.

Axel Berger’s main areas of practice include prosecuting patents as well as defending and attacking patents in opposition proceedings. Another area of his practice involves enforcing IP rights in patent infringement and (parallel) nullity proceedings before the German Federal Patent Court. Axel Berger also frequently prepares infringement and validity opinions.

Career

1999 – 2004

Internships, including with the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Division of Molecular Genetics, Heidelberg, Germany

2005 – 2009

Research associate at the Pasteur Institute, Dept. of Cell Biology and Infection, Paris, France

2007

Research at the Institute of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology at the University of Regensburg, Germany

2009 – 2012

Patent Engineer and trainee Patent Attorney at BARDEHLE PAGENBERG, Munich, Germany

Since 2013

Patent Attorney at BARDEHLE PAGENBERG, Munich, Germany

Education

2000 – 2004

Degree in Biology, specializing in molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry (Dipl.-Biol.) from Heidelberg University, Germany (including studies at the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg, Germany, and Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France)

2005 – 2008

Ph.D. in Molecular Cell Biology and Biochemistry, specializing in epigenetic gene regulation mechanisms (Doctorat, Dr. rer. nat.) at Université Paris XI, France, and the University of Regensburg, Germany

2010 – 2012

Law for Patent Attorneys at the FernUniversität, Hagen, Germany

2011

Patent law training at the Regional Court of Mannheim, Germany

2012 – 2013

Patent law training at the German Patent and Trademark Office and the German Federal Patent Court

2013

Licensed to practice as a German Patent Attorney and European Trademark and Design Attorney

Languages

German, English, French

Memberships:

"German Chamber of Patent Attorneys, EPI, FICPI, LES"

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