PARTNER / GERMAN PATENT ATTORNEY / EUROPEAN PATENT ATTORNEY / EUROPEAN TRADEMARK AND DESIGN ATTORNEY
AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE AT THE AUSTRIAN PATENT OFFICE / LECTURER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND LIFE SCIENCES, VIENNA
+49 89 55 05 20 30
DR. ANDREA SOMMER debuted in the field of Intellectual Property in 2001. Thanks to her interdisciplinary studies and industry experience in R&D she can advise and represent her clients in all areas of patent, utility model, trademark and design law, employee’s invention law as well as plant varieties.
She advises and represents her clients before the German, Austrian and the European Patent Office with a tailor made strategy depending on the client’s needs and budget due to her interdisciplinary studies and industry experience in R&D. In patent litigation proceedings she regularly cooperates with specialized attorneys at law before the competent courts.
Her core competence is focused on advising clients in prosecution, opposition and appeal proceedings as well as nullity of protective rights before the respective patent offices, the Federal Patent Court and the Court of Justice (patent nullity proceedings) in national, European and international trademark, design and plant variety rights, validity and infringement opinions with respect to intellectual property rights as well as due diligence.
With her international network she is able to find a fast, competent and efficient solution/strategy for each issue. For many years she has been a lecturer and speaker on various topics of intellectual property. Because of her ongoing studies of the latest case law, jurisprudence and jurisdiction as well as various techniques, her clients benefit is excellence.
LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS
University of the Bavarian Economy (HDBW), Munich, since 2017
Academia de Intercambio y Estudios Judiciales (AIEJ), Buenos Aires/Bariloche, Argentina, 2016
Lecturer at the University of Natural Resources and Life Science, Vienna, since 2013
Lecturer at the International Judicial Academy (IJA), Washington, since 2012
Lecturer in Inorganic and Organic Chemistry, Institute Pharmaceutical Chemistry Frankfurt/Main, 1994-1998
Association of German Fashion and Textile Designers, since 2019
EDUCATION AND CAREER
Partner at ANDREA SOMMER Patentanwälte Partnerschaft mbB, since 2018
Partner at HGF Ltd., 2018 – 2020
Authorized representative at the Austrian Patent Office, 2012
Partner at WESTENDORP SOMMER and ANDRAE WESTENDORP, since 2009
German Patent Attorney and European Patent Attorney, 2004
Patent Attorney Trainee, international DE and US law firm, Munich and Frankfurt/Main,
Hagen University, GPTO, Federal Patent Court, District Court Mannheim, 2001-2004
R&D Klinge Pharma GmbH (Fujisawa Group), Munich
Beilstein Chemiedaten & Software GmbH, Frankfurt/Main
PhD Thesis, Prof. Dr. C. R. Noe, Institute of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University Frankfurt/Main and
Prof. Dr. A. Eschenmoser, ETH Zürich, CH / Scripps Research Institute La Jolla, USA 1994-1998
Studies in Chemistry, Julius Maximilians University Würzburg and Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt/Main; Dipl.-Chem., 1994
Process technology and engineering; pharmaceutical, inorganic, organic und organometallic und physical chemistry; pharmacology, oncology, medical technology and medical devices, tissue engineering, biochemistry, biotechnology and molecular biology.
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