My name is Leopold Gruner. I am German and European Patent Attorney and founder of White IP.
I advise individuals and companies internationally on Patent Law, Trademark Law and Design Law as well as on utility models and the employee invention system. In addition to individual inventors, I also represent large corporations at international level, including in patent disputes, in the valuation of patent portfolios and on industrial property rights in the course of company takeovers. My main area of work relates to inventions and ideas from the fields of chemistry, pharmaceuticals, biology, life science and medical devices. I can use my knowledge as a qualified chemist with a doctorate degree which I obtained from the Institute of Genetics at the Technical University of Dresden.
When accompanying my clients and evaluating industrial property rights such as patents, trademarks and designs, I place particular emphasis on a transparent cost structure and comprehensive advice, from finding ideas to the sustainable protection of registered patents and trademarks. This does not only include the registration of patents, trademarks, utility models, designs and employee inventions, but also the preparatory GPTO trademark search and patent search. I also represent your interests before the competent court in the event of a patent dispute or a trademark infringement.
My patent law firm in Dresden represents a clear philosophy based on transparency and a full-service concept for start-up advice, SME advice and inventor advice. This is rounded off by the knowledge and contacts from my interdisciplinary network.
I am the author of various specialist articles on patent law, co-author of the specialist book “Procedural Practice EPC and PCT” and run the website GG IP – Platform for Intellectual Property Law. In addition, I also give seminars to prepare for the European Qualifying Examination as an approved European representative.
My name is Sebastian Mähler, I am a graduate economist and founder and managing director of White IP Business Solutions GmbH.
I advise and support international inventors, entrepreneurs and companies in the exploitation of their innovations and business ideas.
After my studies of economics, with a focus on management & marketing and business informatics, I worked as a freelance consultant for various companies and as an employed sales manager.
When advising my clients in the areas of financing, market potentials or business exploitation, I attach particular importance to a practice-oriented support, which is goal-oriented and comprehensible. My clients benefit from my practical and entrepreneurial experience, which I have gained through the co-founding of three companies from different areas.
Together with the patent law firm we stand for a transparent, goal-oriented and all-encompassing support of our clients. Thus, you benefit from a legal and a business perspective and support that is designed for sustainability.
Focus on: Financing, Market potentials, Commercial exploitation
My name is Fabian Kölbl. I studied law and economics and advise clients nationally and internationally in the fields of intellectual property and contract management.
In my position as head of the legal department, I mainly accompany and coordinate litigation, (extra-)judicial proceedings such as official opposition, nullity and infringement proceedings.
Furthermore, I advise our clients in the process of trademark and design applications and support our clients with words and deeds according to their wishes.
I am particularly enthusiastic about the areas of litigation and commercial and competition law issues due to my interdisciplinarity and the focus of my studies.
My clients benefit from my practical experience with medium-sized companies as well as corporate groups, which I have gained through the technical, economic as well as legal sectors and companies from various fields.
Through the joint expertise within the collaboration of White IP, we offer a holistic and sustainable added value for our clients and master together with our clients our projects from a business and legal point of view.
I am Johanna Engelke, chemist (M.Sc.) and Ph.D. student. Since March 2019, I work as a patent attorney trainee at White IP.
My main areas of interest in patent law education are chemistry, polymer chemistry and organic chemistry. In addition to my training to become a patent attorney, I am performing Ph.D. studies in chemistry at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT, Australia) and the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden (IPF) in conjunction with the Technical University of Dresden (TU Dresden, Germany).
I wrote my bachelor thesis in chemistry in Dresden in 2014, Germany on the topic “Investigation of the aggregation behavior of poly(2-oxazolines) n as a function of HLB”. Directly afterwards, I successfully obtained my Master of Science in Chemistry in 2016. The topic of my master thesis was “Light-sensitive charging and release of fluorescent model substances from pH-reactive polymers”.
I enjoy continuous further education. Thus, parallel to my doctorate, I not only attended a certificate course on “Technical and Scientific Language”, but also another three-semester course on patent law and IP rights. This enabled me to complement my other training courses very well. These include, for example, certificate courses on “Law and Toxicology”, “Project Management” and “Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Large Groups of Substances”.
Focus on: Chemistry, Pharma, Biotech/Life Sciences, Trademarks
I am Franziska Badel, I studied transport economics and work as a consultant at White IP Business Solutions GmbH.
Through a number of different projects in the field of market potential analysis, tool selection, strategy development and training, my consulting focus is on project management, innovation, strategy, business development and market trends.
As a qualified trainer, I additionally concentrate on the successful implementation of trainings and workshops. Due to my specialisation in training design, I am able to conduct targeted workshops and create added value in these with my training participants.
In cooperation with the patent law firm, we encourage innovation and inventive talent in our training courses and ensure that patent applications are filed in a sensible manner from a business perspective.
Focus on: Trademarks, Corporate Development, Strategy Consulting, Training Design, Market Potential Analyses
My name is Lisa Wiltzsch. I am a patent paralegal and foreign language correspondent. Since January 2020, I have been supporting the team of White IP as a patent paralegal and do the office management.
After my training as a Certified Foreign Language Correspondent for the languages English, French and Spanish, I gained five years of professional experience in a patent law firm where I worked as a patent paralegal and the administrative management of the U.S. department.
In my position as a patent paralegal, I am responsible for the formal correspondence in connection with the filing and examination procedures as well as opposition and appeal proceedings of patent and trademark applications before the GPTO, EPO and the USPTO. Furthermore, I take care of the formal correspondence with clients and our national and international colleagues.