German patent firm Bauer Vorberg Kayser has recruited experienced patent attorney Stephan Mixa to its ranks. Joining the team of seven fee-earners in its Cologne office, the addition of Mixa will strengthen Bauer Vorberg Kayser's expertise in technical patent fields.
Mixa moves from a previous partner and managing partner role at the Villingen-Schwenningen (Baden-Württemberg) office of specialist intellectual property firm Westphal Mussgnug & Partner, where he had worked since 2010. Electrical engineering and mechanics patents, in particular electronics, measurement and sensor technology, actuators and medical technology, are his focus.
Prior to being made partner at Westphal Mussgnug & Partner in 2012, one of a team of seven fee-earners, Mixa was a patent attorney at the firm. Mixa was admitted to the bar in 2010 as a German patent attorney, and as a representative before the Intellectual Property Office of the European Union (EUIPO). In 2011, he was admitted as a representative before the European Patent Office.
Electronics and tech
With a legal and academic background specifically focused on electronics, communications and technology, Mixa’s appointment sees Bauer Vorberg Kayser focus its energy on developing expertise in the electrical engineering, sensor technology and measurement technology patent fields. Among the clients Mixa has brought from Westphal to Bauer Vorberg Kayser is a manufacturer of level and pressure measuring technology.
In his role at Bauer Vorberg Kayser, Mixa will advise clients in filing, grant and validity proceedings across patent law. He will also advise and assist in the enforcement of client intellectual property rights in infringement proceedings. However, Mixa is not joining the firm as partner.
A midsized law firm, Bauer Vorberg Kayser advises midsized companies and industrial groups both in Germany and internationally.
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