Rudolf Teschemacher is a recognized expert in all matters of procedural and substantive law relating to the European Patent Convention. His work currently focusses on the Unitary Patent and the Unitary Patent Court, a topic on which he regularly lectures and produces publications.
Rudolf Teschemacher has held important positions at the European Patent Office since the Office’s early days. As Director Patent Law, he was responsible for advising examiners, EPO top management and users of the European patent system on how to apply European patent law. In his years as a permanent member of the Enlarged Board of Appeal, he drafted landmark decisions such as Novartis relating to the patentability of plants or PPG and Genetic Systems relating to the admissibility of disclaimers. Rudolf Teschemacher’s activities on the Technical Boards of Appeal mainly related to chemistry and, although he was a legally qualified member of the boards, he became chairman of a Technical Board of Appeal in the field of Chemistry. However, he also worked in other technical fields, particularly mechanical engineering.
As a Senior Consultant with BARDEHLE PAGENBERG, Rudolf Teschemacher passes on the benefit of his exceptional legal and technical experience in the interests of the firm's clients.
In addition to the above activities, he has also made many contributions to the development of European patent law with his publications, the most prominent of which being the commentaries on the EPC Singer/Stauder and Münchner Gemeinschaftskommentar, which he co-authored.
Consultant at BARDEHLE PAGENBERG, Munich, Germany
Legally qualified member of the Boards of Appeal and the Enlarged Board of Appeal; since 2000, Chairman of Technical Board of Appeal 3.3.7 (Chemistry), European Patent Office, Munich Germany
Member/Head of Directorate Patent Law (DG5 - Legal and International Affairs), European Patent Office, Munich, Germany
Legal assistant to the Patent Senate, Federal Supreme Court, Karlsruhe, Germany
Doctor of Laws, Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich, Germany (Thesis on contributory patent infringement)
Member/Head of Department National Industrial Property Law, German Patent Office, Munich, Germany
Research at the Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition Law, Munich, Germany
Post-graduate legal practice in the district of the Munich Court of Appeal, State Law Examination
Legal studies at the Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich, Germany
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