Carsten joined Zacco in 2011. He is a qualified German and European Patent Attorney as well as a European Trademark and Design Attorney. His practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the fields of life science, especially in the fields of biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, immunology and pharmaceuticals. In addition to European and international patent prosecution, Carsten assists clients in developing IP strategies and managing their patent portfolios.
Carsten graduated in 2002 with a Diploma (Masters Degree) in Biology from the Julius-Maximilians-University in Wuerzburg, Germany. He received his doctorate in biochemistry from the same university in 2006. During his doctoral studies he worked for more than 2 years at the renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, USA.
Between 2006 and 2010 Carsten trained as a patent attorney candidate at the IP firm Hoffmann Eitle in Munich. Afterwards he received his training at the German Patent and Trademark Office and at the Federal Patent Court in Munich. He passed the German patent bar exam in November 2010 and the European Qualifying Exam in 2011.