Daniel Herrmann advises start-ups, SMEs and large corporations, both domestic and foreign, in the field of intellectual property rights, in particular patents and utility models. He focuses on the development and defence of patent portfolios with an emphasis on computer-implemented inventions („emerging technologies“), medical devices, optics, electronics and mechanical engineering. In this context, he regularly represents clients in filing, opposition and appeal procedures before the European Patent Office (EPO), the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (GPTO) and the Federal Patent Court in Germany. He also conducts patent infringement and nullity proceedings before the German courts and he performs searches and freedom-to-operate analyses.
European Patent Attorney
European Trade Mark and Design Attorney
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One focus of his practice lies in the development of optimized national, european and international patent protection strategies for inventions of start-ups at the foundation of the enterprise and market expansion. In this context, he regularly advises start-ups within the scope of international entrepreneur networks and at business incubators in Germany, in particular in the Rhine-Main region.
Daniel Herrmann studied physics at the University of Mainz, the University of Würzburg and the University of Texas at Austin (USA), where he also obtained his Master’s degree. He obtained a PhD in physics in 2011 at the Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich. During his dissertation, he worked on the generation of ultrafast laser pulses and used them to resolve photo-induced charge processes in novel organic solar cells via ultrafast pump-probe spectroscopy.
In 2012, he began his training as a German and European patent attorney in a Munich-based internationally operating US law firm. Daniel Herrmann joined BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT in 2015. He was admitted as a professional representative before the European Patent Office in 2015, and was admitted as a German patent attorney after his training in January 2016.
"The Legal 500 - Germany 2020" mentions Daniel Herrmann with praise for patent law, especially for applications and official proceedings.
Daniel Herrmann has published several scientific papers and conference proceedings. He obtained awards from the German National Academic Foundation, the German Physical Society (DPG), and the Optical Society of America (OSA).
Daniel Herrmann is member of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi) – selected by the epi board for the editorial committee, which is responsible the content of the “epi Information” journal, amongst other aspects – as well as the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI), the German Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP), the IP Union, and the German Physicists’ Association (DPG).
Daniel Herrmann is author of the handbook „Goal-oriented methodologies to pass the European Qualifying Examination (EQE)“ (C.H. Beck Verlag, 2017).