Axel B. Berger

Dr. rer. nat., Docteur, Dipl.-Biol.

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.

German and European Patent Attorney, UPC Representative, Partner*

Bureau: Munich

Langues: German, English, French

+49 89 928 05-0


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As a biochemist, my focus is on chemistry, life-sciences and bio-tech. I am particularly fascinated to use my litigation experience in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications to obtain and assert patents with the broadest possible scope of protection.



German Chamber of Patent Attorneys, EPI, FICPI, LES


Registration as a Representative before the UPC

2018 - aujourd'hui

Partner of the firm

2013 - aujourd'hui

Patent Attorney at BARDEHLE PAGENBERG, Munich, Germany


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

2012 - 2013

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


Patent law training at the Regional Court of Mannheim, Germany

2010 - 2012

Law for Patent Attorneys at the FernUniversität, Hagen, Germany

2009 - 2013

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


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

2005 - 2009

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

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)

1999 - 2004

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