Dr. Wolfgang Weiß


Weickmann & Weickmann
Richard-Strauss-Straße 80
81679 Munich

Tel: +49 (0)89 - 45563 0
Fax: +49 (0)89 - 45563 999

Email: email@weickmann.de
Web: www.weickmann.de

  • German Patent Attorney since 1993
  • European Patent Attorney since 1993
  • European Trade Mark and Design Attorney since 1996
  • Partner since 1994
  • Education

    • Studied Chemistry with emphasis on biochemistry at the Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich
    • Worked for three years as research assistant at the Institute for Biochemistry of the Ludwig Maximilian
    • University, Munich, focusing on research of transcription in prokaryotic organisms
    • Dissertation on the termination of transcription of T7 RNA polymerase
    • Has been working in intellectual property since 1989

    Main Fields of Activity

    • Patent grant and opposition proceedings at the German Patent and Trade Mark Office as well as the Federal Patent Court and the European Patent Office, nullity proceedings at the Federal Patent Court and the Federal Court of Justice and infringement proceedings at the civil courts
    • License and cooperation agreements
    • Freedom-to-operate analyses
    • Due diligence analyses
    • Strategic advice

    Technical Fields

    • Biochemistry, including immunology
    • Pharmaceuticals and genetic engineering
    • Organic chemistry, including polymer chemistry
    • Physical chemistry
    • Diagnostics
    • Medical engineering
    Weickmann & Weickmann was founded in 1882 and has been located in Munich, Germany ever since. It is one of Germany’s oldest patent law firms.

    Weickmann & Weickmann is engaged in all areas of intellectual property, including patents and utility models, design patents as well as trademarks and domain names.

    Weickmann & Weickmann has 15 partners, eight of whom work in the technical fields of physics, mechanics, engineering and electronics. Five partners are specialised in chemistry and life sciences, while two are experts in design patents and trademarks. The partners are supported by 35 attorneys and technically trained patent experts.

    Weickmann & Weickmann provides services to clients in all fields of intellectual property, especially drafting and prosecution of patent applications and litigation, including opposition and appeal proceedings, as well as nullity and infringement proceedings. In addition, the firm provides clients with opinions – for example, on freedom to operate or validity of third-party protective rights. Weickmann & Weickmann further assists clients in securing supplementary protection certificates on pharmaceuticals and agricultural agents for which marketing authorisations have been obtained.

    Weickmann & Weickmann is competent at advising clients in numerous technical fields, including physics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, electronics, inorganic and organic chemistry, biochemistry, immunology, pharmaceuticals, food chemistry and agriculture.

    Weickmann & Weickmann represents clients among leading companies in the fields of chemistry, pharmaceuticals and automotive in Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, the United States, Japan and Korea. However, it also serves start-up companies as well as scientists, university departments and other research institutions.

    Since 2012, Weickmann & Weickmann has been a sponsor of the Munich Business Competition supporting founders and start-up companies within its area of expertise.

    All Weickmann & Weickmann attorneys are fluent in German and English, and some patent experts speak Italian, French, Spanish and Korean.

    Weickmann & Weickmann offers expertise on the requirements, legislation and jurisprudence in Europe and abroad. The firm represents clients directly in the German Patent and Trademark Office, the European Patent Office and German patent courts and cooperates with German lawyers in infringement proceedings. Furthermore, it can ensure worldwide protection for its clients by cooperating with a network of foreign law firms.