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Dr. Holger Tostmann
Dr. Holger Tostmann is partner at the Law Firm of Wallinger, Ricker, Schlotter, Tostmann (WRST). He holds a PhD in chemistry and is admitted as German and as European Patent Attorney since 2004 and 2005, respectively. Dr Tostmann spent a significant part of his scientific career in the US and has particular expertise in proceedings with relevance for the US.

Technical Expertise
M.Sc. (1991) and PhD (1995) in chemistry from the University of Karlsruhe, specializing in physical, inorganic and technical chemistry.

1996 to 2001: Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University and Research Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, gaining extensive experience in key technologies comprising, amongst others, new materials, solid state chemistry, high throughput research, soft condensed matter, polymer(films) and biophysical chemistry.

Intellectual Property Expertise
Active in the field of Intellectual Property (IP) since 2001, first at a prestigious German IP boutique, then at the Munich office of an international law firm of patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law; in 2007,
he joined the WRST firm.

IP expertise includes attacking and defending numerous patents in opposition proceedings as well as providing a large number of IP opinion documents (validity analysis, due diligence, legal opinion and infringement/FTO analysis, the latter also in a cross-border context); last but not least, very active in drafting and prosecuting protective rights (patents, utility models, design patents) in national and supranational proceedings, including strategic patent portfolio management.

German, English, French

German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trademark and Design Attorney

German Patent Attorneys' Bar Association(PAK)
Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi)
Federal German Association of Patent Attorneys (BDP)
International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
American Chemical Society (ACS)


Dr. rer. nat. Holger Tostmann

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

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