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Dr. Katrin Bercht

IP Manager and IP Licensing Manager Life Science

Focus of activities

  • Evaluation of Invention Disclosures and Identification of new Inventions in the field of Life Sciences (with a focus on oncology, human genetics and medical technology)
  • Prior Art Searches
  • IP Management and Prosecution of National and International Patent Cases
  • Strategic Management of Patent Portfolios
  • Implementation of German law on employees' Inventions
  • Developing Market Strategies
  • Drafting and Negotiating of Intellectual Property Rights Agreements
  • Contract Controlling

Biography

Katrin joined BayPAT in 2018 as an IP Manager and IP Licensing Manager in the field of life sciences.

She is involved in the evaluation of inventions, prosecution of national and international patent cases and strategic management of patent portfolios as well as in the entire business development and licensing process to commercialize inventions.

In 2006, she received her PhD degree from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich for her work in the group of Prof. Michael Speicher and Prof. Thomas Cremer.

Afterwards, Katrin worked as a postdoc in the group of Dr. Robert Goldman at Northwestern University in Chicago, where she focused on epigenetic mechanisms involved in the development of rare laminopathies, and in the group of Prof. Thomas Cremer, where she investigated epigenetic regulation of stem cell differentiation.

Prior to joining BayPAT, Katrin worked as a Research Analyst for a life science business consulting firm and as a Field Application Specialist for a large life science company.

She gained more insight into European patent rights at Beuth University of Applied Sciences in Berlin.

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