Claas von Middendorff is currently active in patent prosecution in the fields of wireless communication, computer-implemented technology and technical mechanics. Before joining the patent profession, he has acquired many years’ experience in various positions in automobile industry as well as in fundamental research in the domains of mathematics, physics and biophysical chemistry. His technical background is as diverse as statistical data analytics, imaging devices for medicine and the life sciences, semiconductor physics, vehicle safety engineering and industrial process digitalization.

Patent Engineer
Location: Düsseldorf
Languages: German, English
2019
2019 - today

Patent Engineer at BARDEHLE PAGENBERG, Düsseldorf, Germany

2011
2011 - 2018

R&D Engineer and Project Manager at Volkswagen AG, Department for Car Safety, Wolfsburg, Germany

2009
2009 - 2011

Scientist at Institute Pasteur, Imaging and Modelling Group, Paris, France

2008
2008 - 2009

Scientist at Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry (Karl-Friedrich-Bonhoeffer-Institute), Department for Nanobiophotonics, Göttingen, Germany

2008

Dr. rer. nat. (PhD) in Theoretical and Computational Physics at Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg, Germany

2004
2004 - 2008

PhD thesis in the field of mathematical modelling in high-resolution fluorescence microscopy at Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry (Karl-Friedrich-Bonhoeffer-Institute), Department for Nanobiophotonics, Göttingen, Germany, with Professor Stefan W. Hell (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014)

2004

Diploma (M.Sc.) in Experimental Semiconductor Physics at University of Leipzig, Germany

1999
1999 - 2004

Studies of Physics and Mathematics at Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg/Breisgau, Germany, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, UK and University of Leipzig, Germany