Dr. jur., Dipl.-Chem. (Univ.)
- German Patent Attorney
- European Patent Attorney
- European Trademark Attorney
- European Design Attorney
Dr. Vetter is authorized to represent clients before the German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO), the German Federal Patent Court (FPC), the European Patent Office (EPO) as well as the Office of Harmonization for the Internal Market (OHIM).
Dr. Vetter began his career in intellectual property in 2002 and joined df-mp in 2010. His scientific background in physical chemistry, optical measurement methods and biosensor technology enhances the firm's chemistry and pharmaceuticals practice groups. Apart from that, Dr. Vetter has considerable experience in the fields of telecommunications and general mechanics.
His practice focuses on prosecution, opposition and litigation matters concerning German and European patents, in particular, in the fields of chemistry and pharmaceutics. In addition, Dr. Vetter consults clients on investments in intellectual property.
Dr. Vetter is also a member of the firm's trademark and design practice. He assists companies in developing their trademark and design strategies, starting from the prosecution and opposition of European and German trademarks and designs to their enforcement and defence.
In his dissertation in law under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ansgar Ohly, Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, and Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Joseph Straus, em. Director of the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Munich, Dr. Vetter concentrated on scientific aspects of patent law.
Education and Professional Experience:
Master of Science degree (Diplom) in chemistry from Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany, with focus on patent law and physical chemistry (diploma thesis about fine-tuneable biosensors based on surface plasmon resonance)
2002 – 2006
Patent attorney candidate at an international law firm in Munich, at the German Patent and Trademark Office and at the German Federal Patent Court
Admission as German Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney, European Trademark Attorney and European Design Attorney
2006 – 2010
European and German patent attorney in his own practice; writing his dissertation entitled "Die fertige Erfindung" ("The Completed Invention"), published in Carl Heymanns Verlag, Köln
Patent attorney at df-mp
- epi - Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office
- VPP (German Association of Patentengineers and Patentagents)