German Patent Attorney, European Patent and Trademark Attorney
Working Areas: (Bio) Chemistry, Process Technology, Trademarks, German Employee Inventors Act
After completing a degree in Chemistry and obtaining a Ph.D. at the RWTH Aachen, Bernd Fabry started his professional career as a lecturer of Organic Chemistry at the FH Jülich before changing to Henkel KGaA in 1986, where he became laboratory manager. In 1990, he began to work in the Patent Department and was Deputy Head of Department until 1999. From 1999 to 2011 he has been Managing Director of Cognis IP Management GmbH with responsibility for IP rights, but also for licenses and regulatory affairs. For a decade Bernd Fabry was lecturer of IP Management at Otto-Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar; he has authored numerous papers and books in the field of IP protection. He founded IP2 in 2006.
Working Areas: Patents, Trademarks, German Employee Inventors Law, Litigation
For 25 years, companies of all sizes and industries in Germany and abroad have been trusting in his competent and committed consulting services and representation in the field of intellectual property and commercial law, in particular the law on employee inventions: The patent proprietor of the medicament HUMIRA®, a global best-seller, has relied on his expertise in validity proceedings in several jurisdictions. Many (global) market leaders, including in the area of pharmaceuticals, medicinal products, diagnostics, automotive (e.g. transmission systems, pistons, locking systems), robotics, and leading US companies (e.g. semiconductors, confectionery, animal supplies) and the Government Printing Office® were successfully represented by Michael Trimborn in highly significant and partly unique proceedings. Far more than 100 concerns and upper mid-market enterprises have entrusted him with the design and implementation of their – international – inventions policy. Top tier IP practices in Germany and abroad consult him as an expert in this special area. Beside being Executive Counsel at IP2 and running his own law office (www.trimborn-law.de) Michael Trimborn is Lecturer RWTH Aachen and Hagen Law School.
Working Areas: molecular biology, chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacy
Stefanie Bläsi completed her biology studies at the University Ulm in 2012 with focus on molecular biology, biochemistry, organic chemistry, genetics, toxicology and pharmacology. Her professions activity in the field of intellectual property rights began in 2013 at an internationally operating patent law firm as well as at the patent litigation chamber in Düsseldorf (Landgericht), the German Patent and Trademark Office and the Federal Patent Court in Munich.
Working Areas: Chemistry, Nutrition, Pharmaceuticals
David Soilán completed his degree in chemistry at the universities of Santiago de Compostella and Vienna. After finishing his PhD thesis he worked as a R&D chemist for Henkel KGaA (2000-2002) and Boehringer Ingelheim AG (2003-2006), before he moved back to Spain for working as a Senior Scientist at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre in Madrid (2006-2012). In 2013 he started a new career as a patent professional at IP2.
Working Areas: Inorganics, Process Technology, Biotechnology
After having completed her studies of applied chemistry Lin Gao left the University of Beijing in 2011 with a PhD degree. After a post-doc time at the University Politecnica de Madrid and working as a R&D chemist at RAE System Ltd. (Shanghai) she passed the examination as a Chinese patent attorney and worked for Peksung Intellectual Property Ltd in Beijing before she joined IP2 in 2014. Lin Gao takes care of all our work towards and from China.
Working Areas: Trademark administration, formal processes and international business
JeanetteHommers passed her exam to become a legal secretary at the international office Hogan Lovells at Düsseldorf. Afterwards, she passed her training to become a paralegal at KNH-Patentanwälte in 2006. In the end of 2015, after 5 years of employment at Braun-Dullaeus Pannen from 2011 to 2015, she changed the employer and started working at IP2 where she is responsible for the trademark administration as well as for formal processing and international business in the field of Nutrition & Health. Moreover, one of her central tasks is the training and education of junior staff.
Working Areas: Formal processes and international business
BrigitteReisdorf passed her exam to become a paralegal in 2002. Firstly, she worked at the office Christophersen & Partner in Düsseldorf from 2002 until 2009 and afterwards at Feder, Walter & Ebert from 2009 until 2014. Since February 2014, she is responsible for formal processing as well as international business in the field of Care Chemicals.
Working Areas: Trademark administration and formal processing
Sonja Wagner has been a professional translator for English and French since 2003. She passed her exam to become a paralegal in 2006 under the leadership of the graduated engineer Ingo Stute until the end of 2009 or rather she kept working there from 2010 onwards at the time of merger of offices of the patent attorney’s Lenzing and Gerber which is now called Lenzing Gerber Stute Partnerschaftsgesellschaft von Patentanwälten mbG. She has joined our team since February 2017 and she is responsible for formal processing, trademark administration as well as international business for Nutrition and Health.
Working Areas: Formal processing and international business
For over 10 years, Ursula Wolter worked in the patent department at Henkel KGaA until she moved to the patent department at Cognis GmbH in 1999. She took responsibilities as patent assistant and SAP representative before she moved to BASF in December 2012. Her capacity for teamwork as well as her motivational qualities helped her in both as mother and at work. Since July 2014, Ursula Wolter provides her abilities to the IP2 team if she is not spending her free time on the tennis court or going shopping.
Working Areas: Formal processing and international business
Tamara Cuypers passed her exam to become a foreign language correspondence in English and French in 2015. Afterwards, she joined our team and was trained as a paralegal by Ms. Schwarz until she has finally passed her exam in 2017. Her key activities are international business, formal processing as well as translations in the field of intellectual property.
After having spent 6 months as a research associate at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories (Long Island, US) Martin Fabry graduated 2016 from the University of Bonn in Molecular Medicine. Following the completion of his master’s degree, he started his PhD in Medical Sciences with Cancer Research UK at the University of Cambridge. Additionally, he works for us as a scientific adviser for IP2 with focus on life sciences.
Scientific Adviser & Patent Attorney Candidate
Working Areas: Life Sciences
Julia Betzin completed her bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry in Würzburg in 2014. She finished her Master’s degree in Life in Medical Sciences in Bonn, including internships at the University of Cambridge and Bayer, in 2016. Currently, she is doing her PhD at the University Clinic of Bonn in Neuroscience with focus on synaptic plasticity.
Working Areas: Chemistry, pharmacy, implementation of experimental design techniques
After studying chemistry at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Dr. Rafael Pi worked as a post-graduate and fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. From 1986 to 2002 he worked in the companies S.A. Camp and Henkel Iberica, S.A. He was responsible for the development of detergent formulations before joining Barnices Valentine’s polymer research and finally took over managing the Research and Development department at Cognis Iberia, S.L. Since 2002, he has been a Patent and R & D Adviser as a senior partner with the Spanish law firm Huarte & Pi, with a focus on providing Freedom-to-Operate Opinions, Patentability, Legal Opinions, Opposition to the EPO, Infringement Technical Assistance, and Implementation of experimental design techniques.
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Lea Fabry is a User Experience / User Interface Designer and Product Designer with a Bachelor of Arts in Product Design with focus on HCD (Human Centered Design) from the University of Applied Sciences in Aachen. In 2012/2013 she studied abroad in London at the Ravensbourne University with the main subject Interaction Design. Before joining ip2, she was a freelancer in Berlin primarily working as a 3D Artist and Interior Conceptioner. From 2016-2018 she worked in a digital agency with focus on Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and User Experience Design. She now lives and works in Cologne as a UX/UI Designer at the Institute of the German Economy in Cologne.
Head of HR and Finance
After completing a degree in Chemistry and Theology Veronika Fabry started her professional career at the Hans Böckler Commercial College in Marl where she is now working for over 20 years being responsible for the laboratory assistant program. At IP2 Veronika takes care of HR matters, finance and controlling.