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President of the Federal Patent Court

Beate SCHMIDT

Präsidentin Beate Schmidt
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since May 2011 President of the Federal Patent Court

8/2006 - 4/2011 Director of the Office of Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM)

2/2000 - 7/2006 Head of Main Department 3 (trade marks, utility models and design patents) of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (first female Head of Main Department of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office)

5/1997 - 1/2000 Head of Department 4.1 of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (personal, budget)

12/1994 - 4/1997 Judge of the 32th Board of Appeal for Trade Marks at the Federal Patent Court

1/1991 - 12/1994 Federal Ministry of Justice, personal assistant of the State Secretary

8/1986 - 12/1990 Federal Ministry of Justice, initially seconded as desk officer (Department IIIB3 - copyright); since 1989: Personnel Department

11/1982 – 8/1986 Judge in civil matters at the District Court Aschaffenburg, Judge (Criminal Division) at the Regional Court Aschhaffenburg

1982 2nd state examination

10/1974 - 12/1979 Law studies at the Maximilians University Würzburg, 1st state examination

Internal experience: Participation in negotiations in Brussels and in conferences if the WIPO e.g. Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trade Marks; representation of the OHIM in proceedings before the European Courts in Luxembourg.

Vice-President of the Federal Patent Court

Dr. Klaus STRößNER

Vizepräsident Dr. Klaus Strößner

since July 2010 Vice-President of the Federal Patent Court

5/2004 - 7/2010 German Patent and Trade Mark Office: Head of Department 2 (Information)

10/2001 - 5/2004 Federal Patent Court: Technical Judge in a Technical Board of Appeal

4/1997 - 10/2001 German Patent and Trade Mark Office: Head of a Patent Division

9/1987 - 3/1997 German Patent and Trade Mark Office: Patent Examiner and later on Team Leader

7/1984 - 8/1987 Max-Planck-Institute for Solid State Research: Postdoc Position

1984 Doctorate Dr. rer. nat.

10/1981 - 6/1984 Max-Planck-Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart: PhD Studentship