|Name||Dr. Bernd Hupfer|
|Position||Patent Attorney (DE); European Trademark and Design Attorney|
Dr. Bernd Hupfer studied chemistry and received his Ph.D. in polymer science at the University of Mainz, Germany. Before joining Dennemeyer & Associates, Dr. Hupfer held various positions in R&D, quality management and manufacturing in several internationally-known corporations. Among his former job titles, we can mention Head of manufacturing and engineering of Ticona GmbH’s European business unit for polyacetal (POM), and global business unit for ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE) with sites in Germany and the US.
In the field of IP, Dr. Bernd Hupfer was Head of “Intellectual Property EU” of the Fortune 500 company Celanese Corporation, where he was also Chairman of the Managerial Employees’ Committee (Sprecherausschuss) of Celanese’s German group companies. He brings a wealth of knowledge in the development and maintenance of patent portfolios, including enforcement and defense of patents in European and non-European countries. Due to his previous experience, Dr. Hupfer can advise on drafting and negotiation of IP related agreements, such as confidentiality agreements, license agreements and evaluation agreements.
|Qualifications||Ph.D. in chemistry|
|Area of expertise||chemistry, organic chemistry, polymer science, employee invention law, trademark and design law|
|Active in IP since||Active in IP since 2001|
|Office located in||Frankfurt a.M. Germany|