Udo studied physics at the Georg August University of Göttingen and received a doctorate at the Max Planck Institute for Fluid Dynamics in the field of molecular dynamics. Udo is qualified German Patent Attorney and European Patent, Trademark and Design Attorney with more than 15 years experience in the field of intellectual property.
In 1998 Udo started his IP work at the Munich law firm Schaumburg, Thoenes, Thurn. Since 2002 he was Partner of the Bremen law firm von Ahsen, Nachtwey Kollegen. His focal points of work are national and international patents, utility models, trademarks and industrial design as well as license agreements, employee invention law and litigation. Udo has brought technical background mainly based in physics, mechanics, electronics, optics and surface science as well as medical, information and communication technology. He has experience with most important German IP courts up to the German High Court in Karlsruhe (BGH).
Udo won the lawsuit "Demonstrationsschrank" which was a milestone in the judgement of utility models since from this decision the inventive step of utility models in Germany is mainly equal to that of patents. This lead to bigger legal certainty for public. Udo is member of the German chamber of patent attorneys, of the European Patent Institute (epi), of the International Federation of Patent Attorneys (FICPI), of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) and of the Association of Experts for the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (VPP).