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9th EMBL/EMBO Joint Conference 2008

Berthold Rutz, European Patent Office, Germany

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Berthold Rutz

Biography

Berthold Rutz is a patent examiner at the European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich entrusted with search, examination and opposition in the field of biotechnology. Since 2005 he is involved in the EPO Scenarios for the Future project and co-edited the final publication of the study. He performed his studies in Berlin (Freie Universit├Ąt), New York (Rockefeller University) and Heidelberg (European Molecular Biology Laboratory) and holds a PhD in biochemistry from the Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin.

The author of several scientific and patent related publications has successfully passed the European Qualifying Exam for Patent Attorneys.