M.Sc. (Molecular Biology)
Patentanwalt / German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trademark and Design Attorney
Technical Expertise: Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Medical technology, Biotechnology
Dr. Roland Graf is admitted to practice before the German Patent and Trademark Office, the German Federal Patent Court, the European Union Intellectual Property Office and the European Patent Office. He was trained in the field of intellectual property law in a renowned German law firm and worked for a major American law firm for more than a decade before joining the firm “Zwicker Schnappauf & Partner Patentanwälte PartG mbB”.
In addition to drafting and prosecution of patent applications, as well as providing strategic IP advice to companies in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, Dr. Graf is experienced in opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office, nullity proceedings before the German Federal Patent Court, proceedings for grant of supplementary protection certificates in various European jurisdictions, assisting in infringement proceedings and in vindication proceedings.
At the end of his biology studies with a focus on biochemistry, Dr. Graf obtained his Master of Science degree from the “International Max Planck Research School for Molecular Biology”. He completed his doctoral thesis on molecular aspects of aberrant cell migration at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen. In the course of his studies and his work as a patent attorney, Dr. Graf also gained experience in other technical fields such as immunology, structural biology, small molecule therapeutics and medical technology.