Patentanwältin / German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trademark and Design Attorney
Technical Expertise: Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Medical Technology, Pharmacy
Dr. Andrea Geling is partner with the firm of Zwicker Schnappauf & Partner Patentanwälte PartG mbB. Andrea has joined the firm in 2009.
Andrea is admitted before the German Patent and Trademark Office, the German Federal Patent Court, the European Union Intellectual Property Office and the European Patent Office.
Andrea is responsible for German, European and international examination proceedings for national and international clients. She is successful in prosecuting opposition proceedings and nullity suits as well as in preparing patentability analysis and “Freedom to operate (FTO)” opinions in the fields of biotechnology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, microbiology and medical technology.
In addition to that, Andrea has long-term experience in all other areas of industrial property, in particular in the fields of utility model, trade mark and design.
Andrea studied biotechnology at the Technical University Braunschweig, Germany. She finished her studies with a Diploma thesis in the Institute of Mammalian Genetics and she did her Ph.D. thesis in the Institute of Developmental Genetics under Prof. Rudi Balling at the National Research Center of Environment and Health (now Helmholtz Center), Munich Neuherberg, Germany.
Andrea received an EMBO research fellowship and was a visiting scientist at the SARS international Center for Marine Molecular Biology in Bergen, Norway.