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Dr. Mathias Ricker
Dr. Mathias Ricker is one of the founding partners of WRST. Before co-founding WRST, Dr. Ricker was the European IP Coordinator of an international law firm of patent attorneys and attorney-at-law. Dr. Ricker holds a PhD in Chemistry and is admitted as German Patent Attorney and as European Patent Attorney since 1994 and 1995, respectively.


Technical Expertise
Studies in chemistry at the Universität Frankfurt and PhD studies at the Max-Planck-Institute for polymer research (Mainz); 1990 und 1991: Postdoctoral work at the University of California in Santa Barbara (USA); technology focus on the areas of chemistry, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology.

Intellectual Property Expertise
Active in the Intellectual Property area since 1991; previously partner at a
prestigious German law firm specialized in patent litigation and partner in
a international US-based law firm, ultimately responsible for over 30
attorneys as European IP Coordinator;present focus on counselling
domestic and foreign clients in all areas of patent matters, in particular
representation in opposition and nullity proceedings before the European
Patent Office and the German Federal Patent Court, as well as in
infringement proceedings: inter alia, represented Astra Zeneca in various
cases relating to omeprazole before German Courts, Promega against
Hoffman-la-Roche in oppositions/appeals relating to Taq polymerase,
Exxon Mobile in opposition/appeals in the area of polyolefins, and
Eastman Chemicals in opposition and prosecution in the area of PET;
counseling experience also encompasses patent portfolio management as
well as Freedom-to-Operate- and Due Diligence work, including strategic
counseling for start-up and medium-sized tech-savy companies

Languages
German, English

Admissions
German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Patent and Trademark Attorney

Memberships
German Patent Attorneys' Bar Association (PAK)
Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi)
German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)
Federal Association of German Patent Attorneys (BDP)
International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)
Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh)

Contact

Dr. rer. nat. Mathias Ricker

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

ricker@wallinger.de

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