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Dr. Bernd Fabry
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.
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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.
Bernd prefers to spend his limited leisure time together with his big family. Bernd is an enthusiastic amateur chef and the best friend of a good bottle of wine; his less calorie-rich hobbies include cycling, water sports and writing crime novels.
What moves me
G 2/21: The Desaster failed
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Biting the Bullet
With around 482.2 billion U.S. dollars, Apple will be the world's most valuable brand by brand value in 2022, according to the Best Global Brands ranking. In the ranking compiled by Interbrand, Microsoft only came in second place with more than 278 billion U.S....
Sunrise Period for the Unitary Patent started
On March 1, 2023, the sunrise period began, the 3-month phase before the start of the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court on June 1, 2023. From now on, it is possible to file opt-out requests and thus exclude the jurisdiction of the UPC for existing EP...
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