Dr. Ulrich Storz

Ulrich Storz, was born in 1969 in Muenster. He graduated in Biology at the University of Muenster in 1998, where he received his PhD in 2002. He is author and co-author of several scientific publications in the field of biology and biophysics as well as of several publications in the field of intellectual property.

He passed the German Patent Bar Examination in 2005. Since 2005, he has been admitted to practice as European Trademark Attorney at the European Trademark Office (OHIM). In 2006, he has been registered in the list of representatives before the European Patent Office.

Main practice areas in the field of Intellectual Property Law include Patent Prosecution, FTO and Patent Infringement, as well as Patent strategies; especially in the Life Science field (i.e. Biotechnology, Biophysics, Biochemistry, Microbiology). One of his preferred fields of expertise are therapeutical antibodies.

Ulrich is involved in some of the major antibody opposition cases pending at the EPO.

Ulrich Storz is active as a speaker for the congress management company "Forum Institut für Management GmbH". He organizes the "Rhineland Biopatent Forum", which takes place annually in May or June, and he is the editior of the textbook series "SpringerBriefs in Biotech Patents". Further, Ulrich has a lectureship at the University of applied Sciences in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

Ulrich is a member of the Antibody Society, the Licensing Executive Society (LES), the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR) and the German Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP).

He speaks German, English and French.

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