Patent office proceedings
Dirk Bühler is a European and German patent attorney and has been a managing partner at Maiwald since 2007. Before entering the world of patent law he has studied biochemistry and holds a PhD in cell biology.
His main areas of activity are contentious opposition, appeal and nullity proceedings before the EPO and the German national courts in the pharma, biotechnology and diagnostics field that run alongside prosecution of complex product-related portfolios. He also frequently advises on due diligence projects as well as SPCs in these fields and is regularly involved in multi-national litigation.
He is co-author of the chapters “Chemical and Biological Inventions” and “Supplementary Protection Certificates” in “Patent Law Handbook” (C.H: Beck Hart Nomos 2014) and co-editor of the manual “Supplementary Protection Certificates” (C.H: Beck Hart Nomos 2016). Dirk Bühler has received scholarships from the German National Academic Foundation and the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation for Basic Research in Biomedicine.
Last updated 24th April 2018