Dieter Schneider has many years’ experience as a patent examiner and group leader at the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) as well as experience as Head of Department Patents in the fields of chemistry, physics and electronics.


His technical fields particularly included chemical engineering, inorganic and organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, food chemistry, biotechnology, genetic engineering and pharmaceuticals. In his position as group leader at the German Patent and Trademark Office, he was responsible for matters relating to patent law (including Supplementary Protection Certificates) and initiated the Patentrechtsnovelle in 2013. He also dealt with matters of European patent law and international cooperation, such as the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH), the Utilization Implementation Project (UIP) and particularly quality management.


With his diverse technical experience and his extensive knowledge of patent law, Dieter Schneider provides impetus and offers professional support in his capacity as a consultant in the firm.

Career

1974-1977

Scientific assistant at the Institute for Organic Chemistry of Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich, Germany

1977-1978

Post-doctoral fellow with Prof. Dr. Ian Scott at Texas A & M University in College Station, Texas (USA), research work on the biosynthesis of Vitamin B12

1979-1980

Academic counsel at the Institute for Organic Chemistry of Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich, Germany

1980-2005

Examiner and group leader at the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA)

1997

Permission to work as a non-medical practitioner

1998-2009

Engagement as a person of trust for handicapped people at the DPMA and subsequently as the main person of trust for handicapped people at the German Federal Ministry of Justice

1998-2009

Training of examiners at the DPMA (examination strategy and communications)

2005-2009

Head of a chemical patent division at the DPMA

2009-2012

Head of Department Patents I/II at the DPMA

2010-2011

Deputy Head of Department Patents I/II, in addition to the above

Since 2013

Senior Consultant at BARDEHLE PAGENBERG, Munich, Germany

Education

1968-1974

Degree in Chemistry (Dipl.-Chem.) at Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich, Germany

1974-1977

Ph.D. (Dr. rer. Nat.) at Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich, Germany (Thesis on reaction mechanisms of organolithium compounds)

Languages

German, English, French

In addition to training patent examiners, Dieter Schneider has undertaken a variety of studies on patent law and has given many lectures, with topics ranging from chemical compound protection, secondary medical use, and implementation of the EU Biotech Directive into German patent law through to the patenting of embryonic stem cells. He was also involved in the cooperation between patent offices and in matters of patent quality and Quality Management of the patent offices.

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Lectures/Talks

„Qualität im Patentbereich“, Vortrag im DPMAforum, München 13. März 2012

„Besonderheiten des Patentprüfungsverfahrens von chemischen Erfindungen, insbesondere Auswahlerfindungen in DE“, Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker e.V. (GDCh), Fachgruppe „Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz“, Frankfurt 23. März 2011

All Lectures

Interviews

Interview mit dem Bayerischen Fernsehen am 11.1.2008 in der Sendung „Unser Land“ über die Rechtslage in Deutschland bei ungewollter Verunreinigung von Samen und Pflanzen durch gentechnisch verändertes Material im Zusammenhang mit dem Fall des kanadischen Farmers und Gentechnik-Gegners Percy Schmeiser

Further Interviews