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Dr. Claudia VORBACH

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Biol. (Genetics)

German Patent and Trademark Attorney

European Trademark and Design Attorney

Dr. Vorbach studied biology and geology at the Eberhard -Karls University of Tübingen (Germany), at the Northern-Arizona University (USA), at the University of Utah (USA), and at the University of Toronto (Canada).

She did her Master’s thesis in developmental genetics (Xenopus, Drosophila) at the Friedrich-Miescher-Laboratory of the Max-Planck-Society in Tübingen (Germany) and her PhD research in mouse genetics (knock-out mice) at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah (USA), in the laboratory of the Nobel prize winner Mario Capecchi. Subsequently, she conducted postdoctoral research at the Ontario Cancer Institute in Toronto (Canada) as well as the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology in Vienna (Austria).

Before starting her career in intellectual property, Dr. Vorbach gathered several years of industry experience by working for an international pharmaceutical company and for an international medical device company.

In 2009 Dr. Vorbach joined a a renowned intellectual property law firm in Munich, Germany to start her professional training towards German and European Patent and Trademark Attorney. Apart from intensive on-the-job training under guidance of well qualified German and European patent attorneys, Dr. Vorbach undertook the two-year distance program of "Laws for German Patent Attorneys" offered by the University of Hagen, Germany, followed by a period of legal training at the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) as well as at the Federal Patent Court of Germany (BPatG), both in Munich.

Dr. Vorbach qualified as a German Patent andTrademark Attorney as well as a European Trademark and Design Attorney in 2013.

Dr. Claudia Vorbach specializes in patent prosecution in various fields of biology (molecular biology, biotechnology, cell biology, genetics, immunology, botany, zoology) as well as in pharmacy, medical technologies, chemistry, and mechanics.

Dr. Vorbach is fluent in German and English, and has good knowledge of French and Spanish.


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