Dr.-Ing. Frank Bernhardt
Patent Engineer

Pettenkoferstraße 22
80336 Munich

T +49 (89) 55 96 80

F +49 (89) 55 96 85 090

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Frank Bernhardt works in all areas related to patent prosecution, in particular before the German Patent and Trademark Office and the European Patent Office. This includes conducting searches, drafting patent applications and replying to official actions. Furthermore, he is involved in opposition proceedings and performs freedom-to-operate analyses.

He is specialised in the areas of production engineering, materials science and physics and also works in the fields of automotive engineering, electrical engineering, medical devices and optics.

Frank Bernhardt studied physics at the Ludwigs-Maximilians-University of Munich with a focus on biophysics and innovation management. He wrote his diploma thesis on the manufacturing and on the properties of bioresorbable coatings based on magnesium-zirconium.

During his doctorate at the RWTH Aachen University, he worked at the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology Aachen as an expert for interface and surface effects, especially with regard to manufacturing processes in forming technology, machining technology and laser technology. For his PhD thesis he investigated degradation mechanisms of coated hard metal forming tools during precision glass pressing. He co-authored several scientific publications in international research journals and was awarded the Best Paper Award at ASPEN 2013.

After completing his doctorate, Frank Bernhardt worked in the presidential staff of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in Munich, where his responsibilities included research coordination and internal research funding. As part of his work at the Fraunhofer Future Foundation, he also supervised large-scale projects set-up to build strategic patent portfolios for the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.

Since April 2019, Frank Bernhardt is working in intellectual property at BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT.