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Bruno WEIHS

Senior Partner
Patent and Trademark Attorney

Biography

A trained physicist, Bruno Weihs has more than 22 years of experience in the intellectual property field. After a one-year postgraduate course on IP, he worked in IP departments for international companies in Berlin and Paris. He continued his career by joining private firms and then created his own firm in France in collaboration with a U.S. IP firm. He then worked for Swiss and UK firms and frequently travelled to Japan, China and the U.S.A., specializing in assistance to Japanese patent applicants to ensure their rights in Europe and in the U.S. He is also working as an expert for EPO’s European Qualifying Examination, and manages our firm’s French office.

Activities

  • Global advice to clients in IP matters
  • Preparation of patent applications
  • Representation before the European Patent Office
  • Patent and non-patent literature research
  • Patentability analysis
  • Trademarks & designs
  • IP audits
  • Due Diligence
  • Litigation
  • Freedom to operate studies
  • Advice relating to counterfeiting and infringement
  • Education

Languages

French - English - German - Dutch

Titels

European Patent Attorney
French Patent Attorney (CPI)
Master’s Degree in Physics
Diploma in Intellectual Property - Patents, Trademarks and Designs (CEIPI)
Certificate in space management projects

Expertise

  • Physics
  • Consumer electronics
  • Data processing
  • Security
  • IT
  • Oil sector related technologies
  • Lasers
  • Optics
  • Space technology
  • Medical technology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Navigation systems
  • Energy distribution systems
  • Packaging
  • Sports
  • Watchmaking
  • Environmental technology

Professionnal experience

2011 - Present Senior Partner and Patent Attorney, ANDRE ROLAND
2009 - 2011 Senior Partner and Patent Attorney, Novagraaf International, Geneva, Switzerland
2007 - 2009 Associate, Haseltine Lake, Munich, Germany
2001 - 2007 Founder and Associate Director, Osha Liang, Paris, France
1999 - 2001 In-house Patent Counsel, Canal Plus Technologies, Paris, France
1996 - 1999 Patent Attorney, Canal Plus Technologies, Paris, France
1995 - 1996 Patent Engineer, Siemens AG, Berlin, Germany
1993 - 1994 Physicist, ESTEC/ European Space Agency (ESA), Noordwijk, Holland
1987- 1991 Language courses adviser, Technical University, Berlin, Germany

Education

1994 - 1995 Diploma in Intellectual Property - Patents, Trademarks and Designs (CEIPI), Strasbourg, France
1993 - 1994 Space management projects certificate, Technical University, Delft, Holland
1985 - 1993 Master’s Degree in Physics, Technical University, Berlin, Germany
   
  Regular participation at conferences on European case law and French patent law, FNDE, Paris