Curriculum Vitae:

  • studies in mechanical engineering and process engineering at the RWTH Aachen and the Imperial College London (until 1991)
  • doctoral degree (Dr.-Ing.) at the ETH Zürich, laboratorium for technical chemistry (1991-95)
  • consultant (1991-95) in the area of process simulation und dynamics
  • patent attorney (since 1999), partner at Maikowski & Ninnemann (since 2000)
  • LL.M. (European Intellectual Property Law) at the Kurt-Haertel Institute, Fernuni Hagen


  • German, European and international patent applications (in particular process engineering, plastics engineering, medical technology, mechanical engineering, software inventions)
  • national and international trademark law
  • litigation of patents, utility models and trademarks
  • preparation of license and cooperation agreements
  • counselling in the employee's invention law


  • since 2002 lecturer und since 2009 honorary professor for patent law at the TU Berlin
  • tutor at the European Patent Academy of the European Patent Office
  • CEIPI tutor
  • since 2012 lecturer for patent law at ETH Zürich


  • German
  • English