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Ralph Hahner
Ralph Hahner is German and European patent attorney. Based on his MBA (CDI Paris) he centers his practice on complex challenges in the interplay of business, law and technology. Due to his long tenure in France, Ralph Hahner is fluent in French.


Technical Expertise
2000-2006: Studies of physics at the University of Karlsruhe (Dipl.-Phys.) and studies of electrical engineering at the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG - Ingénieur Diplômé) with correspondingly broad technical expertise: communication and information technology, in particular imaging and signal processing, computer programs, sensors, control engineering, microelectronics and optoelectronics, nanotechnology and medical devices.

Working student and internships at Robert Bosch GmbH in the production planning, Andreas Stihl AG in the tool shop, Mahle GmbH in the production, Institute Laue-Langevin in the "neutron delivery system" and researcher at the CEA Grenoble in the field of Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics.

2006-2007: MBA at the Collège des Ingénieurs, Paris
Project for Renault SA - Technical Center Lardy, France - Optimization of test benches.

Intellectual Property Expertise
2007 bis 2010: Patent Attorney Trainee with special focus on contentious proceedings

Since 2011: Patentanwalt, European Trademark and Design Attorney and European Patent Attorney in our firm

Drafting patent applications with special knowledge in the area of software patents ("computer-implemented inventions"); representation in the subsequent registration procedure before the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA), the European Patent Office (EPO) and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO); building-up and maintaining worldwide patent portfolios

IP Due Diligences

Particular focus on enforcing IP rights in litigation (opposition proceedings, infringement proceedings, nullity proceedings) regarding patents of high economical importance in cooperation with attorneys-at-law in Germany and France

Languages
● German
● French
● English
● Spanish

Admissions
● German Patent Attorney
● European Patent Attorney
● European Trademark and Design Attorney
● Chartered Representative before the Austrian Patent Office (ÖPA)

Memberships
● German Patent Attorneys' Bar Association (PAK)
● Institute of Professional Representatives before the European
Patent Office (epi)
● International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)
● Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP)
● International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
● Association of European Patent Practicioners (APEB)

Publications
• Grace periods for Patents, GRUR Int 2013, S. 759
• Questions à la CJCE du Landgericht Düsseldorf par rapport à l’objection d’une licence obligatoire selon le droit des cartels, APEB Blog, July 2013
• Le brevet communautaire, où en sommes-nous?, "CONTACT", AHK France, November/December 2012

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Contact

Ralph Hahner

Tel. +49 (0)89-2102320
Fax +49 (0)89-21949408

hahner@wallinger.de

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