European Patent Attorney
European Trademark & Design Attorney
Dr. Franke is a chemist and a patent attorney with extensive experience in intellectual property law. He started his career with two established, international patent law firms in Munich, working on European and German patent cases. Thereafter, he worked as a patent attorney at a renowned US law firm, working on prosecution and litigation cases as well as on legal opinions in its Munich, Boston, and Atlanta offices.
His technical interests are in the following areas:
Dr. Franke received his doctoral degree in Chemistry from the Research Center Julich and the Institute of Technical Chemistry of the University of Bonn (summa cum laude). From 2001 to 2004, he worked as a research scientist at the Chemistry Department of the renowned Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in the USA, working with Nobel Prize winner Barry Sharpless and the current president of the Academia Sinica in Taiwan, Dr. Chi-Huey Wong.
Dr. Franke is fluent in English, German and French.