Partner at Weickmann & Weickmann PartmbB
Christian Heubeck joined Weickmann & Weickmann in 2004 as a trainee and became a partner in 2011. He graduated in chemistry from Julius Maximilian University Würzburg and obtained his PhD in biochemistry, in particular protein chemistry, isolation and purification, from the same institution.
Dr Heubeck has gained extensive experience in the preparation of and advice on IP strategies and patent portfolios, including – in particular – the preparation of patent applications and patent grant proceedings, as well as defending IP rights and attacking third parties’ rights before the European Patent Office (EPO). He has appeared numerous times before the EPO Opposition and Appeal Boards.
Dr Heubeck’s practice focuses on the fields of organic and inorganic chemistry, pharmacy and life sciences, in particular molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology and physiological chemistry, as well as medical devices.
He writes regularly on the latest issues in the field of industrial property rights, as well as topics such as patenting stem cells and genes in Europe, artificial intelligence and pharmaceutical development and patenting personalised medicines in Europe. He is also a regular juror for and contributor to Evobis's Bavarian Business Plan Competition, as well as to the Science4Life Business Plan Competition in Germany.