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Partner at HOFFMANN EITLE
Thorsten Bausch is partner and co-chair of HOFFMANN EITLE’s chemistry group. He specialises in chemical patents, with a particular focus on cross-border and national litigation as well as legal opinions. He is involved in opposition and appeal proceedings before the European and German Patent Offices and nullity actions before the Federal Court of Justice and the Federal Patent Court. Dr Bausch has particular expertise in the fields of pharmaceuticals, immunology, polymers and construction chemistry and has been involved in litigation with pharmaceutical patents, including those concerning fulvestrant, donepezil, oxycodone, anastrozole, tramadol, pantoprazole, sildenafil, cyclosporin A, lamotrigin, calcipotriol and memantine, as well as with patents covering diagnostic immunoassays and retroreflective sheetings. He was involved in the Decision G 1/99 concerning the prohibition of reformatio in peius in the European Patent Office and the Polifeprosan/Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) decision of the European Court of Justice in a supplementary protection certificate matter.
Dr Bausch is the editor of German Patent Nullity Cases, which is a collection of the decisions in patent nullity matters from the German Federal Patent and Supreme Courts. He contributes articles on German and European patent law for the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and Patents & Licensing. Dr Bausch frequently presents at conferences in and outside of Germany on patent law subjects. He is a regular contributor to the Kluwer Patent Blog.
He studied chemistry at the University of Wurzburg, the Technical University of Munich and at MIT. He gained the faculty award of the University of Wurzburg in 1984 and received scholarships from the German National Academic Foundation, the Chemical Industry Trust and the Ernest Solvay Foundation. He joined HOFFMANN EITLE in 1992, qualifying as a German patent attorney in 1995 and as a European patent attorney in 1996. He has been co-leader of the firm’s chemistry group since 2009.
In addition to being fluent in English and German, Dr Bausch speaks French and Italian.