Christian W. Appelt
Christian focuses on personal counseling of SMEs in Germany and Europe in all aspects of Intellectual Property, especially Patents and Utility Models, and on representing and advising large, internationally active companies, especially from Japan, China, and the U.S. His technical concentration is on physics, mechanical engineering, electronics, and computer technology (ICT). Christian represents and advises his clients in opposition and nullity proceedings, as well as in patent litigation proceedings. He represents his clients at the German patent authorities and courts, as well as at the European Patent Office (EPO). Christian studied physics, majoring in Solid State Physics (Dipl. Phys. equivalent to MSc) at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Besides his professional career in Europe, he worked in Japan for two years for a patent law firm in Osaka, in the patent department of Ebara Corporation, and in the IP department of Sony Corporation in Tokyo.