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Best Practices in Claim Drafting for Medical Devices in View of European Patent Law

By Dr. Stefan Golkowsky and Dr. Tim Oppermann of Pfenning, Meinig & Partner GBR

Tim Oppermann is a European and German Patent Attorney with Pfenning, Meinig and Partner in Berlin, Germany. He has 5 years of experience prosecuting applications before the European Patent Office, particularly in the areas of automotive supplies, communication systems, medical devices and renewable energies. He holds a Master of Science in theoretical high energy physics from the University of Regensburg, Germany and Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, and a Ph.D. in Biophysics with a focus on rhythms in biological systems from the Humboldt University Berlin, Germany and Boston University.

Stefan Golkowsky is registered as German Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney and European Trademark and Design Attorney and has been partner of Pfenning, Meinig & Partner since 2002. He concluded his studies of mechanics and physics at the Technical University of Berlin with a Ph.D. in the field of fluid dynamics. In his work, he particularly focuses on the fields of medicine, physics, mechanics, and information technology. He has acted as leading counsel in infringement suits before German courts including the German Supreme Court and authored a number of articles on patent strategies published in German, American and Chinese law journals.


Applicants for patents in the medical device field seek, as every other patent applicant does, the broadest possible scope of protection for their inventions.

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