Dr. Leopold Gruner
obtained his doctorate from the Technical University of Dresden in 2012 on the subject of “Directed Interface Modifications by Genetically Engineered Surface Active Proteins” which was supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG).
Leopolds' main areas of expertise are in the field of organic chemistry, biochemistry, pharmaceutics and genetics. Leopold joined Stolmár & Partner as a German patent attorney in 2017. Leopold started his career in IP in a Dresden based IP law firm. He also spent an internship at the Upper District Court Düsseldorf with Judge Kühnen.
Leopold has recently co-authored a book on procedural aspects under the EPC and PCT. Being a German patent attorney, he advises manly on German intellectual property rights.
His strong technical background comes from his degrees and PhD in molecular biology. Leopold has also strong experience in handling complex legal issues with a focus on prosecution and opposition cases before the GPTO and EPO as well as freedom-to-operate analysis and legal opinions