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Dr. Peer Gaentzsch
Senior Associate

Dr. Peer Gaentzsch

Dipl.-Biol.
Patentanwalt / German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trademark and Design Attorney

Technical Expertise: Cell and Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Genetics, Neuroscience, Immunology

Brief description

Dr. Peer Gaentzsch is admitted to represent at the German Patent and Trademark Office, at the German Federal Patent Court, at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (Trademarks and Designs) and at the European Patent Office. He joined the firm of Zwicker Schnappauf & Partner Patentanwälte PartG mbB in 2009 and became a chartered German patent and trademark attorney in 2013. As part of his training, he worked in one of the leading Spanish patent law firms for 6 months in Madrid in 2011/20012.

Peer’s area of practice is drafting and prosecution of German, European, and international patent applications. Furthermore, he is involved in opposition, infringement, and nullity proceedings of German and European patents. His specialization lies in the fields of cell and molecular biology, microbiology, genetics, neuroscience and immunology.

Peer studied biology at the Free University Berlin, Germany. During his undergraduate studies, he worked on a research project with Dr. Andre Habel at the Institute Pasteur, Paris, France. He also spent one year at Christ’s College, University of Cambridge, UK as a visiting student, where he studied neuroscience and wrote a final year dissertation based on research with Prof. Colin Taylor at the Department of Pharmacology. For his German undergraduate dissertation, he worked in the lab of Prof. Ingo Autenrieth at the Institute for Medical Microbiology at the University Hospital in Tübingen, Germany. Subsequently, Peer conducted research towards a DPhil degree with Dr. Petros Ligoxygakis at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, UK. Whilst at Oxford, he also worked for a period as a visiting scientist with Dr. Pablo Wappner at the Instituto Leloir in Buenos Aires, Argentina.