Jan specializes in the life sciences, especially pharmaceuticals, molecular biology, immunology, plant genetics, biochemistry, and biotechnology. For more than 15 years, he has represented German and international clients, such as innovative life science and pharmaceutical companies and universities, in all fields of intellectual property. He places a particular focus on strategic IP planning, the generation of IP portfolios, and the enforcement of IP rights, as well as on opposition and nullity proceedings.
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Jan studied biology at the Free University Berlin, and earned his doctorate at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin on the topic of the genetic basis of antibiotic resistance in pathogenic bacteria. After finalizing his patent attorney training in Berlin and Munich, he worked in the biotech group of a large U.S. patent law firm in Frankfurt am Main. Since 2008, Jan is an affiliate instructor of law and guest lecturer at the University of Washington, School of Law, Seattle, WA, USA. He also teaches at the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg, Austria, and regularly leads seminars with respect to patent claim drafting and the preparation of freedom-to-operate analyses for the FORUM Institute. He is the author of numerous patent law articles in German and international journals. From 2012 on, JUVE Handbuch ranks Jan Krauss as one of the leading names among German patent attorneys with pharma as their technical focus. For several years, Legal 500 Germany recommends him in the field of patent law.
He is a member of the Biotechnology Committee of the Bar of German Patent Attorneys, the past president of the Life Sciences Committee of UNION-IP, and a past president of the Life Sciences Committee of the Licensing Executive Society International (LESI). Furthermore, he is a member of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi), the (German) Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM), the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), and the Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP).