AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
conducting litigation proceedings: patent and utility model infringement proceedings (before the District Courts of Munich, Düsseldorf, Mannheim and Hamburg and before the competent Higher District Courts), opposition proceedings before the EPO and the GPTO, nullity proceedings before the Federal Patent Court and the Federal Court of Justice; cooperating with foreign associates in patent infringement proceedings in foreign countries such as Italy, France, Japan and the US
elaboration of patent applications, also with regard to the requirements of the USPTO, prosecution of patent application
advice on employee invention issues
elaboration of license agreements, consultancy with regard to research and cooperation agreements
advice on trademarks and designs
Dr. Dorothea Hofer has been with Prüfer & Partner since 1993 and has been a managing partner since 1998. She did her Ph.D. in physics at the LMU Munich.
After studying physics at LMU Munich, she also worked for Siemens in the area of semiconductor physics.
D. Hofer et al., "Direct and multiple excitations in 96Zr from inelastic scattering experiments", Nucl. Phys. A 551 (1993), 173-209
Hofer, D., Stocker, W., "A Dirac particle in a scalar potential depending on one spatial coordinate", (1989), Phys. Lett. A, 138, 463-464
epi - European Patent Institute
AIPPI - International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
Chamber of Patent Attorneys
VPP - Association of Intellectual Property Experts
GRUR - German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and Copyright
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