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Abbildung Dr. Manfred Köppen

Dr. rer. nat. Manfred Köppen


German Patent Attorney (Patentanwalt), European Patent Attorney,
European Trademark and Design Attorney

"Investments in research and development are necessary in order to stay competitive. To protect these investments for as long as possible, an individual patent strategy must be developed and pursued, taking into account the development of the market and the behavior of competitors. This is the only way to achieve the best possible protection for your inventions. Although the inventions themselves are always at the heart of the matter, of course, a comprehensive patent strategy is like a game of chess, and the players should think ahead as many moves as possible."

Professional career

  • Studies of physics (specialization: magnetism and superconductivity) at the University of Darmstadt and the University of Zurich
  • Dissertation: Thermodynamic Studies of the Spin-Peierls Systems CuGeO₃ and alpha'-NaV₂O₅ and the Low–Charge Carrier System Yb₄As₃
  • Research associate at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, in Dresden
  • Trained as a patent attorney in Wiesbaden, Frankfurt (M) and Munich
  • Patent attorney since 2002
  • Partner at WSL since 2004