The protection of intellectual property rights focuses on solutions in the client's best interest

The protection of intellectual property rights focuses on solutions in the client's best interest

Dr. Andreas Wienand

Graduate Biologist

Andreas Wienand, a founding partner of von Rohr, advises national and international clients in all aspects of intellectual property. His technical focus is on inventions in the fields of natural and human sciences, such as biology, biochemistry, chemistry, biotechnology and pharmaceutics as well as process engineering.

Andreas Wienand, who was born in 1970, bases the comparison of scientific research to practical intellectual property protection on the background of his own experience. As a biologist, he has conducted research on the effect of physical impacts on organic systems, namely of high-frequency electromagnetic fields on the electrical properties of lipid membrane systems at the Institute for Cytophysiology of the University of Bochum. For this research, he first received his graduate degree and then his degree of Doctor of Natural Sciences.

“Both research and intellectual property are about describing and influencing complex systems on the basis and in consideration of binding legislation. The difference between the two is that in science each result is a new insight, whereas the protection of rights focuses on solutions in the client’s best interest.”

“Both research and intellectual property are about describing and influencing complex systems on the basis and in consideration of binding legislation. The difference between the two is that in science each result is a new insight, whereas the protection of rights focuses on solutions in the client’s best interest.”

Before the foundation of von Rohr, Andreas Wienand was a partner in a renowned patent law firm in the Ruhr area, where he also trained as a patent attorney. In the course of this training he completed the accompanying studies in general law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen and worked as an intern at the Regional Court of Düsseldorf, the German Patent and Trademark Office as well as the Federal Patent Court.