Harald Nemec has been a partner of Schwarz & Partner since 2003. Holding a degree in chemical engineering from the Vienna University of Technology, Mr Nemec first worked as in-house patent counsel before moving to private practice.
Mr Nemec’s technical expertise includes organic and inorganic chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry and chemical engineering. He is active in both patent prosecution (before the European and the Austrian Patent Offices) and patent litigation matters, and has been involved in some of the most prestigious pharmaceutical litigation cases in Austria. In addition to advising clients in litigation matters, Mr Nemec acts as a lay judge in the patent benches of the Vienna Commercial Court and the Austrian Supreme Court.
Mr Nemec also handles trademark matters before the Austrian Patent Office and the EU Intellectual Property Office. His special field of interest is inventors’ remuneration and he has co-authored a booklet about the Austrian legal situation in this area.
Schwarz & Partner was founded in 1992 and has been steadily growing ever since. The firm provides comprehensive services in all areas of IP protection, with the key fields of activity being patents, trademarks, utility models and registered designs, and the enforcement and utilisation thereof. The varied educational backgrounds of its patent attorneys and team members – the majority of whom have several years’ experience in the industrial field – allow the firm to represent clients in all technical fields (eg, chemistry, biotechnology, electrical engineering, computer technologies, communications engineering, mechanical engineering and physics).
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