Derk Vos

Partner at Maiwald Patentanwalts- und Rechtsanwalts-GmbH

Derk Vos’ work focuses on patents in the chemical and pharmaceutical fields, in particular opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office and nullity proceedings before the German Federal Patent Court, including various cases where there is a co-pending litigation. Dr Vos provides counselling on patent portfolio strategies and portfolio management across a wide range of industries. Further, he advises his clients on IP-related matters including validity, infringement and nullity proceedings, supplementary protection certificates, due diligence and freedom to operate. Dr Vos has extensive expertise in litigating (both national and cross-border) in several technical fields, including polymers, diagnostics and pharmaceuticals (eg, oxycodone, tenofovir/emtricitabine, latanoprost, ezetimibe/simvastatin, sitagliptin/metformin or diclofenac).

Dr Vos studied chemistry at the University of Bielefeld and the University of Utah, Salt Lake City. He completed his doctoral thesis at the University of Bielefeld in the field of organometallic chemistry. He received scholarships from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes) and the German Chemical Industry Fund (Fonds der chemischen Industrie). Before joining Maiwald in 2004, Dr Vos worked for several years as a management consultant at an international strategy consulting company with projects covering different technical fields in Germany, the United States and Sweden. Dr Vos qualified as a German and European patent attorney in 2007.

In addition to this case-related work, Dr Vos frequently lectures on patent law-related topics in Europe, the United States and Japan. Thus, Dr Vos has twice been an invited speaker at the Basel Intellectual Property Lecture. He has contributed to several international symposia in Japan and the United States. He frequently travels to the United States and Japan, where several of his clients are based.

Dr Vos speaks German and English.

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  • GDCh

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Maiwald Patentanwalts- und Rechtsanwalts-GmbH
Elisenstrasse 3
Munich 80335

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