Andreas Pfund is a partner at DREISS Patentanwälte and a European and German patent and trademark attorney. He holds a university diploma in physics and a doctoral degree in physics from ETH Zurich.
His areas of practice include patent prosecution, including opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office, the German Patent and Trademark Office and the German Federal Patent Court. Mr Pfund has put particular focus on his work in patent litigation and patent nullity proceedings, where he collaborates with Germany’s top-tier attorneys at law in a variety of cases. Another focus of his work is the strategic planning and handling of multinational patent portfolios, including the coordination of cross-border patent prosecution proceedings, where Mr Pfund can rely on his wide-ranging network of patent practitioners around the globe.
His clients are active in a variety of technical fields, including medical technology, consumer products, nanotechnology, semiconductor technology, microelectronics, computer technology, display technology, solar technology, photovoltaics, optics, technical physics, automation technology, handling technology, hydraulics and pneumatics; they range from small and medium-sized technology leaders to multinational corporations.
Mr Pfund strongly believes that the key to providing useful advice is a thorough understanding of the client’s field of technology combined with the ability to integrate seamlessly in diversified legal and business teams in order to work together towards a common goal.