Partner at VO Patents & Trademarks
Bettina Hermann began her career in IP protection in 2001 at a German IP boutique. She studied biology at the Technical University of Munich, with an emphasis on microbiology, genetics, biochemistry and clinical chemistry; she received her PhD in biology from the same university, including practical work at the Max-Planck-Institute of Psychiatry, Munich, following which she undertook postdoctoral research at the Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology in Illkirch, France.
Ms Hermann has experience in advising small to medium-sized biotech companies, particularly in the field of cancer therapies, and providing patentability, validity and freedom-to-operate analyses for investors. She represents nullity cases before the German Federal Patent Court and is involved in infringement cases before German district courts.
Ms Hermann has been a patent and trademark attorney at VO since 2008, and is head of the firm’s Munich and Regensburg offices. She has also been a European litigator at the Centre for International IP Studies since 2010. Ms Hermann is a member of the editorial board of VO’s newsletter and member of the steering committee of women in ip eV.
Previous testimonials for Ms Hermann include the following:
She has also been recognised as an IP Star (2018, 2019) by Managing Intellectual Property.