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Team

Management

Dr. Reinhold Nowak

Chief Executive Officer

Qualifications: Chemist, Ph.D. in Chemistry, Executive MBA

Area of expertise: IP management, asset valuation, consulting, R&D management, corporate strategy

Active since 1987 in the area of IP.

Languages: German, English

Dr. Sevim Süzeroglu-Melchiors

Global Head of Consulting

Qualifications: MBA, Diploma Degree in Business Administration, Ph.D. in IP Management

Area of expertise: project management, management consulting, finance, accounting, controlling, IP management

Active since 2004 in the area of IP.

Languages: German, English, Turkish

Dr. Robert Fichter

Global IT Strategy
Director, Dennemeyer & Associates
European Patent, Trademark and Design Attorney

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Chemistry

Area of expertise: chemistry, medical engineering, technology

Active since 1995 in the area of IP.

Languages: German, English

Dr. Richard Brunner

Global Head of Legal
Attorney at Law

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Law, Executive MBA

Area of expertise: trademarks, copyrights, commercial and corporate law

Active since 2001 in the area of IP.

Languages: German, English, French

Stefan Rautenberg

Global Head of Business Development

Qualifications: Diploma Degree in Economics

Area of expertise: management, business development, consulting, negotiation, marketing

Active since 2001 in the area of IP.

Languages: German, English

Maryse Heirend

Global Head of Trademark Renewals

Qualifications: Diploma in Economics

Area of expertise: management, trademark maintenance, negotiation

Active since 1984 in the area of IP.

Languages: English, French, German, Luxembourgish

Romain Hoffmann

Global Head of Patent Annuities

Qualifications: Engineer

Area of expertise: electronics

Active since 1984 in the area of IP.

Languages: Luxembourgish, German, French, English, Japanese

Christoph Klamp

Global Head of International Recordals
Attorney at Law

Qualifications: Degree in Law

Area of expertise: trademark, patent and design law, company law, public and private international law

Active since 1996 in the area of IP.

Languages: German, English

Alexander Klinke

Global Head of Treasury Management

Qualifications: Sparkassenbetriebswirt

Area of expertise: private banking, asset and wealth management, corporate strategy, IP management

Active since 2014 in the area of IP.

Languages: German, English

Dr. Uwe Tenner

Global Head of Quality Management

Qualifications: Doctor of Engineering, Diploma in Electrical Engineering

Area of expertise: inventions and patents, business and personnel management, ISO 9001, ISO/IEC 27001

Active since 2000 in the area of IP.

Languages: German, English

Cary Levitt

Chief Operating Officer, United States

Qualifications: Doctor in Law, BS in Chemical Engineering

Area of expertise: international business strategy, antitrust and commercial law, global patent transactions, litigation and dispute resolution

Active since 1984 in the area of IP.

Languages: English

Leon Steinberg

Managing Director, North America

Qualifications: Juris Doctor

Area of expertise: management, business development, strategy, marketing, patent analytics

Active since 2001 in the area of IP.

Languages: English

Futoshi Aonuma

CEO, Japan

Qualifications: Degree in Law

Area of expertise: business development, management

Active since 2007 in the area of IP.

Languages: Japanese, English, Chinese

Frank Melchiors

Head of Business Development, Europe

Qualifications: Diploma Degree in Economics

Area of expertise: business development, patent- and trademark management, software

Active since 2007 in the area of IP.

Languages: German, English, French, Luxembourgish

Sebastian Deck

Global Head of Marketing & Communications

Qualifications: MA in economic and social history, communication science, postgraduate diploma in applied journalism

Area of expertise: marketing, communications, PR

Active since 2016 in the area of IP.

Languages: English, German, Spanish, Portuguese