Dr. Wolfgang Ritthaler

Dr. Wolfgang Ritthaler

Of Counsel


German Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney

European Trademark and Design Attorney


Fields of expertise Biotechnology


My Focus

is on patent grant, opposition, and nullity procedures in chemistry and biotechnology. Furthermore, I prepare opinions on infringement, freedom-to-operate, and validity.

My clients

are active predominantly in the fields of preparative organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, solid state chemistry and agricultural chemistry, pharmacy and diagnostics. Key aspects in biotechnology are protein chemistry, molecular biology, micro biology, immunology, and fermentation technology.

In my spare time

I am fond of hiking, listening to classical music, and reading.

My education in short

  • Studies of chemistry, with emphasis on biochemistry and molecular biology, at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
  • Thesis and dissertation at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, in the field of bacterial and phage genetics.
  • I have been working in the field of intellectual property law since 1989.
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