Dr. Erik Richly, LL.M.

  • Areas of Practice: European, German and International patent, trademark, and design prosecution; opposition and appeal proceedings before the European and German Patent Offices; nullity proceedings and patent infringement litigation before the German Courts; non-infringement and freedom-to-operate analyses; experienced with US litigation proceedings. Technical expertise in the fields of biotechnology, medical devices, biophysics, pharmaceutical sciences, genetics, immunology, protein chemistry, medicinal chemistry, bioinformatics, small electronics, and inventions in the mechanical arts.
  • Education: Studied biology, biochemistry and biophysics at the University Düsseldorf and at the Universities of California at Davis and Berkeley. Earned the Ph.D. from the Max-Planck-Institute for Plant Breeding Research (Cologne, Germany) and received the Otto Hahn Medal of the Max-Planck-Society (2004) in recognition of his achievement as an outstanding junior scientist. Active participation in peer-reviewing articles submitted to scientific journals, including "Bioinformatics", "Nucleic Acids Research" and "Molecular Biology and Evolution".
  • Working in the field of intellectual property since 2004. Training as a patent attorney in a well renowned German biotech law firm, at the German Patent and Trademark Office as well as the German Federal Patent Court. Experienced as an in-house counsel for two leading and market-listed companies.
  • Languages: German and English

Dr. Erik Richly, LL.M.

Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trademark and
Design Attorney