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Dr. Martin Weber


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  • University of Hamburg, Germany (Dr. rer. nat., 1989-1992); Philipps-University Marburg, Germany; University of Bristol, United Kingdom; University of Hamburg, Germany (Diploma in Chemistry 1989)

Bar Admissions

  • European Patent Office (EPO), German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO), German Federal Patent Court (BPatG), German Federal Supreme Court (BGH) in nullity appeal proceedings, German Federal Office for Plant Varieties (BSA), International Bureau of WIPO (IB), and Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM, European Community Trademarks and Designs)

As a patent lawyer with 25 years of experience, Dr. Martin Weber represents clients in the life sciences, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and chemistry sectors, focusing on patent prosecution, opposition and appeal proceedings, patent invalidation, and patent infringement. In addition, he advises on patent portfolio strategies in relation to regulatory and patent exclusivity involving patent term extensions (supplementary protection certificates) for medicinal and plant protection products within the European Communities.

Drawing on his training in chemistry and biochemistry, Martin has counseled clients in technologies involving inorganic, organic, and polymer chemistry; pharmaceuticals; biotechnology (such as functional genomics, proteomics, tissue engineering, and genetic engineering); biologics (antibodies, growth factors, and peptide drugs); therapies (such as antiviral and anti-angiogenic therapies, nanomedicine, gene therapy, and personalized medicine); and diagnostics.

Martin leads Jones Day's German and European patent prosecution team and is a former scholar of the German National Academic Foundation.

Honors & Distinctions

  • JUVE 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, and 2014/15: frequently recommended ("strong in trial")

    Chambers Global 2012 and 2013: "highly recommended"

    Chambers Europe 2012, 2013, and 2014: recommended as a "leading lawyer"

    Best Lawyers/Handelsblatt 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017: ranked as one of Germany's leading lawyers for biotechnology

    Legal 500 Germany 2015: distinguished


English, German
Martin Weber