- German Patent Attorney Bar Association
- Email: [email protected]
- Telephone: +49 89 924 090
- Fax: +49 89 918 356
- Website: http://www.hoffmanneitle.com
Partner at HOFFMANN EITLE
Mr Frank’s practice focuses on examination, opposition and appeal proceedings before the EPO and the German Patent and Trademark Office. He represents multinational corporations and small and medium-sized enterprises alike in diverse areas, including telecoms, radio-frequency power electronics, vehicle electronics and control of electrical motors, and is responsible for handling large patent portfolios for some of these clients.
In addition, Mr Frank advises clients in nullity cases, litigation and preliminary injunction proceedings – especially in the areas of mobile communications, digital and analogue circuits and systems and antenna technology.
Before becoming a patent attorney, Mr Frank studied electrical engineering at the Technical University of Aachen, with emphasis on the fields of telecoms, high-frequency technology, control engineering and circuit design. In 1988 he received his diploma in telecommunications engineering and a scholarship from the Technical University of Aachen for postgraduate studies and research in the field of digital telecommunications at Imperial College, London. He received his master’s of science from the University of London in 1989 and joined HOFFMANN EITLE in 1990. Mr Frank qualified as a German patent attorney in 1993 and as a European patent attorney in 1994.
Mr Frank presents at conferences on IP law both in Germany and abroad, and frequently travels to Japan where he has a strong client base.