Markus is a European patent attorney, who has been working in our London office since joining J A Kemp in 2015. He has been involved in helping our clients navigate the entirety of the patent application life cycle, from the early stages of discussing new ideas with inventors and drafting new patent applications, to prosecuting patent applications before the European and UK patent offices until grant of new patents. Markus also has experience in post-grant proceedings, where he has helped defend patents successfully against opposition before the European patent office and was involved in Opinion proceedings before the UK IPO. In addition, Markus has assisted our clients by preparing professional opinions on freedom to operate and on the validity of competitor’s patents.
Markus’s cases cover a broad range of engineering disciplines, including automotive technologies, mechanics, surgical instruments, communication systems and compressor technologies. His particular area of expertise lies in the fields of mass spectrometry, lithography and electric circuit design.
Before joining J A Kemp, Markus obtained an MEng degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Cambridge University and an MSc degree in photonics from UPC in Spain. During his studies, Markus was awarded several university prices and scholarships, including the IET Prize for outstanding work on his Cambridge MEng thesis, the Thomas Ireland Scholarship for his excellent academic performance and the BP Scholarship, which allowed him to spend one year of his studies at MIT in the United States. Markus complemented his studies by doing research at the Cambridge Graphene Centre in the UK and at the Institute for Photonic Sciences (ICFO) in Spain.
Markus is a fluent German speaker, and has been helping our clients with applications in the German language.
University of Cambridge (including a year at Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Masters Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Masters Degree in Photonics
European Patent Attorney; Certificate in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary, University of London
Member of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (EPI); Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)