Peter Schneider PhD, born 1966, studied physics at the universities of Mainz, Marseille and Göttingen, and biology at the University of Mainz. Following his diploma in physics, he obtained a doctorate from the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen for his thesis on the development of an apparatus for rapid measurement of fluorescent lifetime imaging in the phase domain and its application in biological and medical fields. Dr Schneider has been working in industrial property law since 1998.

As a patent attorney, European patent attorney, European trademark attorney und European design attorney Dr Schneider is authorised to represent clients before the

  • German Patent and Trade Mark Office (Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt)
  • European Patent Office (EPO)
  • Federal Office for Plant Varieties (Bundessortenamt)
  • Office for the Harmonisation of the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) (OHIM)
  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
  • German Federal Patent Court (Bundespatentgericht)
  • German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof) in patent-revocation and compulsory licence matters
  • Court of Arbitration According to the Act Relating to Inventions of Employees (at the German Patent and Trade Mark Office)
  • Arbitration Board on the Assertion of Copyrights.

He is a member of the Patentanwaltskammer (German Chamber of Patent Attorneys), the Bundesverband Deutscher Patentanwälte (Federal Association of German Patent Attorneys), epi (European Patent Institute), GRUR (German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property) and FICPI (International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys).