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The Patent Attorneys and Lawyers of our office
Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang Grosse^
Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Felix Grosse
Dipl.-Phys. Dr. Horst Schumacher
Dipl.-Phys. Dr. Peter Palgen
Dr. Joachim Knauer, BSc, PhD (Cantab)
Dipl.-Ing. Helge von Hirschhausen, MSc
Gunilla Grosse - von Kempski
Kai Piepenbrink, LL.M.
Dipl.-Phys. Dr. Oliver Heinz
Dr. Stefan Eichhammer, LL.M.
Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Dr. Maximilian Wittmer, MSc
Dipl.-Chem. Dr. Simon Poxleitner

Dr. Joachim Knauer

BSc, PhD (Cantab)
German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trademark & Design Attorney
Joachim Knauer began his studies of physics at the Rheinisch-Westfälisch Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen, Germany, and then moved to London where he graduated from the University of London, King's College, with a Bachelor of Science degree with honours. He focussed on solid state and experimental physics and optics during his undergraduate studies and earned a PhD scholarship for continuing his research project at the University of Cambridge. He studied the optical properties of nanostructures at the Cavendish Laboratory and received his doctorate degree from the University of Cambridge for the development of new optical methods for the production of semiconductors. Thereafter, he started with his training as patent attorney in a Düsseldorf law firm.

Following admittance as German and European Patent Attorney, Joachim Knauer joined the Düsseldorf law firm where he was trained, and subsequently left to become partner in the Essen office of Grosse, Bockhorni & Schumacher in 2006 which continues its tradition today as GROSSE • SCHUMACHER • KNAUER • von HIRSCHHAUSEN.

Joachim Knauer enjoys many years of varied experience in prosecution, litigation and licensing of intellectual property rights, in particular in the area of patents, trademarks and designs. He is admitted to represent clients before the German Patent and Trademark Office, the European Patent Office, the Office for the Harmonisation of the Internal Market (OHIM), the Federal Patent Court, and the Federal Supreme Court in patent nullity proceedings, and represents his clients together with the partnership's Attorneys at Law in litigation proceedings before the competent district and state courts. Joachim Knauer is a member of numerous national and international professional organisations.

Joachim Knauer speaks German, English, French, Dutch.

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D-45133 Essen
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Patent Professionals
Dipl.-Ing. Hans-Dieter Finck
Dr. Elisabeth Streefland
Dipl.-Ing. Moritz Breitreiner
Dipl.-Ing. Michael Plevan
Dipl.-Ing. Marc Schneider
Dipl.-Ing. Markus Alsing
^until December 2011