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Prof. Dr. Dorothée M. Weber-Bruls


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  • Goethe University, Max Planck Institute and Laue-Langevin Institute (Grenoble), and Risø National Laboratory, Denmark (Dr. phil. nat. 1991); Goethe University, Frankfurt (1987)

Bar Admissions

  • European Patent Office (EPO), German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA), German Federal Patents Court (BPatG), German Federal Court of Justice (BGH) in nullity appeal proceedings, Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM, European community trademarks and registered community designs)

Prof. Dr. Dorothée Weber-Bruls has extensive experience in physics and mechanical engineering, particularly in the areas of materials science, nanotechnology, thermodynamics, instrumentation and control, and vibration and damping technology. She has worked in the area of intellectual property since 1992 and represents international companies in various industries. Dorothée's particular focus is on the automotive field, renewable energies, and white goods. She heads Jones Day's physics patent team in Germany and Europe.

Dorothée deals with all aspects of intellectual property law, especially with obtaining, prosecuting, and defending patents, utility models, and designs. She also advises on how to respect as well as how to avoid infringement of designs. In addition, her practice involves honoring employee inventions and advising on strategic decisions such as those regarding market launches of new products.

Dorothée is a member of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), the Licensing Executives Society (LES) with active participation in the Automotive Working Group, the German Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP), the European Patent Litigators Association (EPLIT), the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi), and the Federal Association of German Patent Attorneys.

She has lectured on patent law at the Goethe University in Frankfurt since 2003 and is active in the alumni council at the university as well.

Honors & Distinctions

  • Chambers Global (2015-2019): "very responsive, always available, and has lots of knowledge about our technology"; “highly skilled, thorough and expeditious”

    Legal 500 (2015-2019): "strong sense of business"; "quick and reliable"

    JUVE (2010-2019): frequently recommended

    IAM (2015-2018): "gifted prosecutor"; "won the loyalty of patrons"; "physics ace"; "technically sharp physics virtuoso"

    WIPR Leaders (2012-2019): top patent lawyers


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