Bernd Fabry

Chief Executive Officer at IP2 Patentanwalts GmbH
Ranked in Defensive patent aggregation, IAM/IC, IP management consultancy, Legal, Licensing, M&A, Tax, Technology transfer, Valuation
IAM Research

The IAM Strategy 300 focuses exclusively on patent practitioners and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal patent expertise.

IAM Says

For astute strategic advice in the fields of chemistry and life sciences, Bernd Fabry is the top choice. He knows exactly how to build and strengthen patent portfolios to create value for emerging companies.

Bernd Fabry's Profile

After completing a degree in chemistry and obtaining a PhD at the RWTH Aachen, Bernd Fabry started his professional career as a lecturer in organic chemistry at the FH Jülich before moving to Henkel KGaA in 1986, where he became a laboratory manager. In 1990, Mr Fabry began to work in the patent department, of which he was deputy head until 1999.

From 1999 to 2011, he was the managing director of Cognis IP Management GmbH and vice president of intellectual capital with responsibility for IP rights, but also for licences and regulatory affairs. For a decade, Mr Fabry was a lecturer in IP management at the Otto-Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar. He has authored numerous papers and books in the field of IP protection. He founded IP2 in 2006 and, to date, he can look back on some 3,000 inventions for which he has filed patents, and he has conducted more than 10,000 examination proceedings and issued countless expert opinions worldwide. A particular focus of his professional work is employee invention law.

Mr Fabry prefers to spend his limited leisure time in the company of his large family. He is an enthusiastic amateur chef and the best friend of a good bottle of wine. His less calorie-rich hobbies include cycling, water sports and writing crime novels.

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