As founder of the firm WBH Wachenhausen, Marc Wachenhausen is recommended for high-level IP disputes on a national and international basis. Marc Wachenhausen is German and European Patent attorney. At the same time he is board member for the patent attorneys’ examination at the Federal Patent Court.

In earlier years, he has setup an engineering practice in his time as partner of Bird & Bird LLP and has managed a high number of IP disputes. Marc Wachenhausen has also coordinated settlement negotiations with very positive outcomes for various clients. At present, Marc Wachenhausen is representing his clients with his firm in several pending patent disputes and entitlement cases with international context.

Due to his reputation, he is regularly asked for his opinion in pending cases or to cooperate in hearings at the respective courts and the European Patent Office. He is well networked with judges of the courts and familiar with the specifics of the respective formal issues. His experience of more than 16 years in the field of IP is his foundation for a result-driven advice for his clients in all aspects of IP including development of IP strategies, handling and maintaining patent portfolios.

His technical background is mechanical engineering which is supported by his activity for Reaction Engineering International in Salt Lake City, Utah. In addition, he was involved in a European R&D project at RWE Power in Cologne where he could extend his experience in the field of large scale control systems in the Power Plant Niederaußem.

Education – excerpt

08/1993 – 07/1999Studies of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Siegen, RWTH Aachen, University of Utah: Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Dipl.-Ing); Diploma Thesis in cooperation with Adel Sarofim and Eric Eddings (University of Utah)
08/1990 – 07/1992Studies in Chemistry at the University of Kassel; completing the inorganic laboratory phase

Professional Career

12/2016Cofounder of WBH Wachenhausen
01/2016 – 12/2016Cofounder and partner at Kopf Westenberger Wachenhausen Patentanwälte
01/2012 – 10/2015Patent Attorney and partner at Bird & Bird LLP, located in Munich and London
01/2000 – 12/2011Patent Attorney at TBK in Munich including initial trainee period


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