Dominique Gobert

Partner at Zimmermann & Partner Patentanwälte mbB

Dominique Gobert is a partner at Zimmermann & Partner Patentanwälte mbB, a medium-size IP firm with several offices in Germany.

Dr Gobert’s technical background is in physics, with his work focusing mainly on the fields of materials engineering, process and automation technology, sensors for medical and industrial applications, and power transmission.

Dr Gobert is a qualified German and European patent attorney and has worked in the IP field since 2005. He represents large multinationals and helps clients develop and optimise their patent portfolios. This includes analysis and consulting services regarding portfolio and prosecution strategy, as well as representation before the German Patent Office and the EPO. Dr Gobert’s clients appreciate not only his deep knowledge of the technology, but also his commitment to give pragmatic advice based on his understanding of their business model and of the competitive landscape.

In addition, Dr Gobert regularly helps his clients enforce their patents and defend their businesses against competitors’ IP rights. Dr Gobert has represented a vast number of opposition, nullity and appeal proceedings before the German Patent Office, the EPO and the German Patent Court, and has supported infringement actions before the German civil courts. Dr Gobert has also experience as a court-appointed technical expert in patent litigation proceedings and is a tutor at the EPO European Patent Academy.

Dr Gobert studied physics in Regensburg and Munich (Germany), Montpellier (France) and Urbana-Champaign (United States), and received a Bavarian scholarship for especially talented students. He has a PhD from the Technical University Aachen in the field of superconducting and magnetic effects in solids and was awarded the Borchers Medal for his thesis.

For Dr Gobert, the key to successful patent proceedings is a well-founded understanding of not only his clients’ technology, but also their business goals and strategy.

Sample client list

  • ABB
  • DynaEnergetics
  • NGK Spark Plug
  • Nippon Steel
  • Schindler AG

Firm details

Zimmermann & Partner Patentanwälte mbB
Josephspitalstrasse 15
Munich 80331

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