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Dr. Bernhard Virnekaes
Dr. Bernhard Virnekaes holds a PhD in chemistry and is admitted as European Patent Attorney since 1998. Dr. Virnekaes has spent a significant part of his career in leading functions in the biotech industry and joined WRST in 2008.

Technical Expertise
Master's Degree (1989) and PhD (1992) in chemistry at the Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, specializing in organic chemistry.

1992 to 2005: MorphoSys AG (leading German biotech company; recombinant antibody libraries and screening technologies): research and management positions, ultimately in the area of Intellectual Property: implementing and heading MorphoSys IP department, including coordinating complex patent litigation in the US.

2005 to 2008: GPC Biotech AG (leading German biopharmaceutical company): responsible for the company's IP portfolio.

Intellectual Property Expertise
Based on strong industrial background: focus on counseling work for chemical, pharmaceutical and biotech companies regarding all aspects of strategic IP management, due diligence, "Freedom-to-Operate" analyses.

German, English, French

European Patent Attorney

Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi)
Licensing Executives Society (LES)


Dr. rer. nat. Bernhard Virnekaes

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

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