Office Fuchs | Team

Christian Weiss
Dr. Andrea Hrovat
Markus Rieck LL.M.
Dr. Florian Ruessmann
Dr.-Ing. Matthias Heger
Christian Laeufer
Gabriele Boeting
Ornella Durus
Dr. Juliane Hitzel
Claudia Meissner
Sarah Pavlovic
Maksym Shulyatskyy
Veronika Werner

Christian Weiss

Patent Attorney, Electrical Engineer

Fields of Expertise:
Electronics, medical technology, prosthetic and endoprosthetic care, passive restraint systems in the automotive industry, automobile components, printers and printing machines; trademarks and design rights

Memberships:
German Chamber of Patent Attorneys, epi (Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office), FICPI, GRUR (German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property), Federal Association of German Patent Attorneys

christian.weiss@fuchs-ip.eu
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Born 1957 in Berlin

Studied general electrical engineering cybernetics and telecommunications at the Technical University of Aachen (RWTH) and the Technical University of Munich, graduating in 1983

Patent Attorney since 1988 and representative before the European Patent office since 1989

Active in the field of intellectual property since 1984

Joined Fuchs Patent Attorneys in 1990 and became a partner in 1990

Dr. Andrea Hrovat

Patent Attorney, Chemist

Fields of Expertise:
Pharmaceuticals, inorganic and organic chemistry in particular glass chemistry, printing inks and petrochemicals, trademarks and design rights

Memberships:
German Chamber of Patent Attorneys, epi (Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office), FICPI, GRUR (German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property), VPP, Materials Valley in Frankfurt

andrea.hrovat@fuchs-ip.eu
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Born 1968 in Hanau am Main

Studied chemistry specializing in biochemistry and pharmacy at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt and University College in Dublin, graduating in 1993, graduated as Dr. phil. nat. in 1996, followed by a stay abroad in Sydney, Australia

Active in the field of intellectual property since 1997

Patent Attorney since 2000 and representative before the European Patent office since 2001

Joined Fuchs Patent Attorneys as a partner in 2007

Markus Rieck LL.M.

Patent Attorney, Pharmacist

Fields of Expertise:
Medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical technology, biology, biotechnology, especially biomarkers and antibodies, organic chemistry, glass, metallurgy and petrochemistry, sportswear; trademarks and designs

Memberships:
German Chamber of Patent Attorneys, Frankfurt School of Pharmacy, Alumni and Friends of the Pharmaceutical Institute, House of Pharma & Healthcare, GRUR (German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property), FICPI, AIPPI, VPP, LES, epi (Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office), European Patent Litigators Association

markus.rieck@fuchs-ip.eu
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Born 1981 in Eckernförde

Studied pharmaceutical sciences at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, passed the third pharmaceutical state examination, worked for three years in the field of clinical research, pharmaceutical technology and pharmacokinetics as well as in the field of analytical chemistry at Abbott GmbH & Co. KG

Active in the field of intellectual property since 2004, German and European patent attorney, Master of Laws European Intellectual Property

Honorary expert in the business plan contest Science4Life and Goethe Unibator – the startup incubator of Frankfurt’s Goethe University

Joined Fuchs Patent Attorneys in 2007 and became a partner in 2011

Publications:

Markus Rieck/Florian Rüßmann, Gebühren bei Teilung einer Patentanmeldung, Mitt. 2017, 298-303 (Heft 7–8)

Comment on EPO decision of October 17, 2016, EPO T 437/14 – undisclosed disclaimer, Mitt. 2017, 78-79 (Heft 2)

Comment on EPO decision of June 3, 2015, EPO T 571/10 – Pharmaceutical compositions comprosing a HMG CoA reductase inhibitor, Mitt. 2015, 193-194 (Heft 4)

Markus Rieck, Die Disclaimer-Rechtsprechung der technischen Beschwerdekammern am Europäischen Patentamt nach G 2/10, Mitt. 2014, 529-534 (Heft 12)

Markus Rieck/Malte Köllner, Patent Prosecution Highway – Lohnt sich der Aufwand?, Mitt. 2013, 525-530 (Heft 12)

Dr. Florian Ruessmann

Patent Attorney, Master of Science

Fields of Expertise:
Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, especially biomarkers and antibodies, organic chemistry, glass chemistry, trademarks rights

Memberships:
German Chamber of Patent Attorneys, epi (Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office), FICPI

florian.ruessmann@fuchs-ip.eu
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Born 1982 in Wuppertal

Studied Human Biology and Neurobiology at the Philipps University Marburg and the Georg August University Göttingen, graduating as Master of Science in 2007, scholarship of the International Max Planck Research School for Neurosciences

PhD work in the field of protein folding at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried

Joined Fuchs Patent Attorneys in 2012

Patent Attorney since 2016

Publications:

Markus Rieck/Florian Rüßmann, Gebühren bei Teilung einer Patentanmeldung, Mitt. 2017, 298-303 (Heft 7–8)

Dr.-Ing. Matthias Heger

Patent Attorney, Certified Engineer Chemistry

Fields of Expertise:
Polymer chemistry, polymer processing, chemical engineering, computer implemented inventions

Memberships:
German Chamber of Patent Attorneys, FICPI

matthias.heger@fuchs-ip.eu
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Born 1968 in Frankfurt am Main

Study of chemistry at the Technical University Darmstadt, 1995 start of research project at the German Polymer Institute (DKI) in Darmstadt, graduating in 2001 as PhD in polymer chemistry, 2001 – 2008 work in R&D departments at Branopac GmbH and Treofan Germany GmbH & Co. KG with focus on film products based on polyethylene, polypropylene, and polylactic acid, as well as coating of BOPP films

Active in the field of intellectual property since 2008

Patent Attorney since 2012

Joined Fuchs Patent Attorneys in 2017

Christian Laeufer

Patent Attorney, Mechanical Engineer

Fields of Expertise:
Mechanical engineering, mechanics, medical engineering, automotive engineering, mechatronics, bicycle technology, machine tools

Memberships:
German Chamber of Patent Attorneys, Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi)

christian.laeufer@fuchs-ip.eu
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Born 1986 in Giessen

Studied mechanical engineering at Technical University of Munich with focus on medical engineering, mechatronics and materials engineering, graduated in 2013, scholarship of Hans-Rudolf-Foundation

Active in the field of intellectual property since 2014

German Patent Attorney since 2017 and representative before the European Patent Office since 2018

Joined Fuchs Patent Attorneys in 2018

Gabriele Boeting

Bank clerk

Fields of Expertise:
Accounting, worldwide payment processing, correspondence with tax consultants, dealing with financial accounting in PatOrg

Languages:
German, English

gabriele.boeting@fuchs-ip.eu
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Born 1952 in Krefeld

Joined Fuchs Patent Attorneys in 2014

Ornella Durus

Patent Paralegal in Training

Languages:
German, English, Italian and Romanian

ornella.durus@fuchs-ip.eu
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Born 1998 in Frankfurt

High school diploma at Freiherr-vom-Stein-Schule in Frankfurt

Joined Fuchs Patent Attorneys in 2016

Dr. Juliane Hitzel

Patent Attorney Trainee, Diplom-Biochemist

Fields of Expertise:
Biochemistry, bioinformatics, computational biology, organic chemistry, especially omics technologies, personalized medicine, machine learning

juliane.hitzel@fuchs-ip.eu
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Born 1988 in Mainz

Studied Biochemistry at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main and graduated in 2013

PhD and subsequent research activity in the field of computational network modeling in atherosclerosis at the Vascular Research Centre of the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main and the Institute of Genomics and Multiscale Biology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai New York.

Fluent in Chinese (HSK5)

Joined Fuchs Patent Attorneys as Patent Attorney Trainee in 2018

Claudia Meissner

Executive Assistant

Fields of Expertise:
Call reception, accounting, especially credit control, office organization, general correspondence

Languages:
German, English and French

claudia.meissner@fuchs-ip.eu
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Born 1980 in Löbau

Studied Book Trade and Publishing at Leipzig University of Applied Sciences and B.A. Business Management at Napier University Edinburgh; graduating in 2005

Joined Fuchs Patent Attorneys in 2016

Sarah Pavlovic

Patent Paralegal

Fields of Expertise:
Annuities and renewals, patent and trademark application in Germany and foreign filings, online filing, docketing and supervising of terms, applications of registered designs, organization of travels, other office organization

Languages:
German, English, Croatian
Italian (basic)

sarah.pavlovic@fuchs-ip.eu
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Born 1993 in Langen (Hessen)

High school diploma at Oswald von Nell-Breuning Schule in Rödermark

Training as Patent Paralegal in Frankfurt

Joined Fuchs Patent Attorneys in 2015

Maksym Shulyatskyy

Patent Paralegal

Fields of Expertise:
Term management, administration of office management software, programming, foreign filings

Languages:
German, English, Russian, Ukrainian

maksym.shulyatskyy@fuchs-ip.eu
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Born 1985 in Lugansk (Ukraine)

High school diploma at Gutenberg gymnasium in Mainz

Joined Fuchs Patent Attorneys in 2008, followed by a training as a Patent Paralegal

Member of the professional educational committee of the Patent Attorneys’ Association in Munich

2013 – 2018 lectureship at Hans-Böckler-Schule Frankfurt am Main in the subject of intellectual property

Veronika Werner

Foreign Language Correspondent

Fields of Expertise:
Administration of the intranet, Reference management

Languages:
German, English, French (advanced)
Basic: Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese

veronika.werner@fuchs-ip.eu
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Born 1991 in Aschaffenburg

High school diploma at Kronberg-Gymnasium Aschaffenburg

B.A. in American Studies at Heidelberg University, completed in 2014

Training as Foreign Language Correspondent at Euro-Akademie Aschaffenburg

Joined Fuchs Patent Attorneys in 2015

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