Prof. Dr. Dorothée M.Weber-Bruls

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Prof. Dr. Dorothée Weber-Bruls is a physicist with extensive experience in engineering and technology, particularly in the areas of materials science, nanotechnology, autonomous vehicles, robotics, medical devices, and artificial intelligence, including machine learning. She has worked in the area of intellectual property since 1992 and represents international companies in various industries, with a particular focus on the automotive field, renewable energies, and automation and control products. She heads Jones Day's physics patent team in Germany and Europe.

Dorothée handles all aspects of intellectual property law, especially obtaining, prosecuting, and defending patents, utility models, and designs. She 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.

Dorothée is a physics professor and has lectured on patent law at the Goethe University in Frankfurt since 2003 and is active in the alumni council at the university. She is also a member of the steering committee of the Physical Association of Frankfurt.

Experience

  • Rational disputes patent rights in opposition proceedings at EPO and GPTO relating to intelligent cooking processesJones Day is representing Rational AG in patent opposition proceedings at the European Patent Office ("EPO") as well as before the German Patent and Trademark Office ("GPTO") relating to intelligent cooking processes.
  • Rational seeks patent prosecution and freedom-to-operate advice relating to intelligent cooking processesJones Day is providing Rational AG with worldwide patent prosecution advice and freedom-to-operate analysis relating to intelligent cooking processes.
  • Samvardhana seeks patent prosecution advice relating to drive assistance systemsJones Day is providing the Samvardhana Motherson Group with patent prosecution advice worldwide on camera systems for motor vehicles, including rearview devices and other drive assistance systems based on optical sensors.
  • Total finalizes acquisition by Arkema of Total's Bostik Adhesives unit for €1.74 billion (US$2.2 billion)Jones Day represented Total SA in the €1.74 billion (US$2.2 billion) acquisition by the French group Arkema, one of the world’s major players in specialty chemicals, of its Bostik affiliate, a global adhesives company.
  • Additional Publications

    • März 2018
      Raus aus der Komfortzone (Out off the comfort zone) Einblick, Ausgabe 38
    • 2010
      IP Client Strategies In Europe, contributor, 2010 Edition, Aspatore
    • Januar 2010
      Perspektive Patentanwalt 2010, e-follows.net
    • January 2010
      Outlook Patent Attorney 2010, e-follows.net
    • October 2007
      Buch-Rezension in Mitteilungen der deutschen Patentanwälte, zu Gewerbliche Schutzrechte. Anmeldung Strategie – Verwertung. Ein Praxishandbuch, Dieter Rebel, 5. Auflage

    Speaking Engagements

    • September 21, 2016
      Student Seminar - Excursion into the World of Intellectual Property - Reflection from a European Patent Attorney
    • July 29, 2015
      Design Patents Awakening from their Beauty Sleep: An EU and US Overview
    • 3. Dezember 2014
      Physikalisches Mittwochskolloquium, Antrittsvorlesung: Technisch oder nicht technisch ist hier die Frage (Inaugural Lecture)
    • 19. November 2014
      Vortrag und Diskussion: Wie weit lässt sich geistiges Eigentum vermarkten? (Talk and Discussion: To what Extent Can Intellectual Property be Marketed?)
    • November 3, 2014
      IP Box Meets EU Patents
    • October 2013
      Excursion into the patent law on the basis of case studies, Physikalisches Institut, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Winter Semester
    • May 29, 2013
      Jones Day European Client Conference 2013: The European Patent with unitary Effect - A variety of new options requires a new prosecution strategy
    • April 2013
      Excursion into the patent law on the basis of case studies, Physikalisches Institut, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Summer Semester
    • 4. Oktober 2012
      JDialog: Patente – Quo Vadis?
    • October 2012
      Excursion into the patent law on the basis of case studies, Physikalisches Institut, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Winter Semester
    • 27. August 2012
      "Good old Europe" statt "Neuer Welt" - Nähert sich die USA im Patentrecht Europa an?, Montags-Meeting des ZONTA Clubs ("Good old Europe" instead of "New World" - Are the USA moving closer to Europe in patent law?)
    • April 2012
      Excursion into the patent law on the basis of case studies, Physikalisches Institut, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Summer Semester
    • October 2011
      Excursion into the patent law on the basis of case studies, Physikalisches Institut, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Winter Semester
    • June 21, 2011
      European Perspectives on Nanotechnology: Seizing Opportunities, Protecting Technology, and Avoiding Risks
    • April 2011
      Excursion into the patent law on the basis of case studies, Physikalisches Institut, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Summer Semester
    • 17. März 2011
      Arbeiten im Patentbereich: rechtsnah, aber nicht physikfern, Vortrag anlässlich der Frühjahrstagung der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft, Arbeitskreis Chancengleichheit (AKC)
    • 27./28. Oktober 2010
      The Transatlantic Marketplace: Challenges and Opportunities Beyond 2010, 4. Transatlantische Jahreswirtschaftskonferenz
    • October 27-28, 2010
      The Transatlantic Marketplace: Challenges and Opportunities Beyond 2010, Fourth Annual Transatlantic Business Conference
    • October 2010
      Excursion into the patent law on the basis of case studies, Physikalisches Institut, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Winter Semester
    • April 2010
      Excursion into the patent law on the basis of case studies, Physikalisches Institut, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Summer Semester
    • Wintersemester 2009/2010
      Vorlesung: Exkursion ins Patentrecht anhand von Fallbeispielen, Physikalisches Institut, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität
    • October 2009
      Excursion into the patent law on the basis of case studies, Physikalisches Institut, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Winter Semester
    • September 9, 2009
      Nanopatenting – Securing the lead in nanotechnology knowledge, presentation of the lecture Hessian Ministry for Economics, Transportation and Urban and Regional Development
    • 9. September 2009
      NanoPatentierung – Wissensvorsprung in der Nanotechnologie sichern, Moderation der Veranstaltung, Hessisches Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Verkehr und Landesentwicklung
    • July 6 – 11, 2009
      Design Protection – the European Aspect, Training Course: Obtaining, Enforcing and Evaluating Intellectual Property Rights in Europe
    • 14. Mai 2008
      Vermeidung von Schutzrechtsverletzungen Arbeitskreis Patentrecht, IHK-Gießen
    • May 14, 2008
      Avoiding Patent Infringements Work group Patent Law of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce of Giessen
    • October 2007
      Revision of EPC – EPC2000
    • May 6, 2007
      Excursion to patent law based on case studies - German Research Foundation
    • 6. Mai 2007
      Exkursion ins Patentrecht anhand von Fallbeispielen - Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
    • 13. September 2006
      Einführung in das Patentrecht; Wie lese ich eine Patentschrift; Schutzumfang von Patenten in Deutschland
    • September 13, 2006
      Introduction into patent law; How to read patent specifications; Scope of patents in Germany
    • November 25, 2004
      The most important changes to the German Reform Act on Designs LES Automotive
    • 25. November 2004
      Die wichtigsten Änderungen des deutschen Geschmacksmusterreformgesetzes, LES Automotive
    • November 1, 2000
      Intellectual property rights and patent protection CERN
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