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We understand that every industry has its own set of rules and unique circumstances affecting it. We put great emphasis by the fact that in the course of our cooperation with clients we integrate legal expertise with applied technical know-how. Not only do our Patent Attorneys call upon their academic education from within their field but also several years of professional experience in a variety of technological areas. Our global network of renowned associates is an additional asset that we utilise where necessary.

At Fleuchaus & Gallo you can rest assured that you are in the safe hands of a professional team, tailor made for you and your product. After all, the chemistry between us is what counts!

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German and European Patent Attorney, European Trademark and Design Attorney

Michael Fleuchaus

Main areas of practice:
  • Drafting and prosecution of German and European patent applications in the field of optical, mechanical and electrical engineering, medical- and bio-technology as well as computer sciences
  • Strategic advice on creating and designing  IP portfolios and the use thereof – if necessary – under the application of the German Employee Inventors Law
  • Handling of patent and trademark litigation matters as well as inter-partes validity proceedings before German and European instances
Technical Education:
  • Physics studies at the Technical University of Munich with special qualifications in non-linear optics and biophysics
  • Specialization in the field of imaging techniques
  • Several years of work experience in computer science as well as mechanical engineering
Scientific Activities:
  • Department of Physical Biology of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich
  • Biophysical Department of the Technical University of Munich
  • Department of Internal Medicine of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Cardiology section
Legal Background:
  • Trainee at the patent law firm of Wallinger & Partners, at the German Patent and Trademark Office as well as the Bundespatentgericht (Federal Patent Court of Germany) in Munich
Memberships:
  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • FICPI, AIPPI, LES, GRUR, INTA, epi, VPP, DPG
German and European Patent Attorney, European Trademark and Design Attorney

Wolfgang Gallo

  • Over 30 years of experience in all fields of intellectual property rights, particularly in litigation
  • Drafting and prosecution of patent applications in a wide diversity of technical fields with emphasis in the mechanical and electrical fields
  • Broad experience in trademark and design cases for foreign and domestic clients
  • Providing infringement opinions
  • Involvement in a multitude of infringement cases before most District Courts and Higher District Courts in Germany
Technical Education:
  • Dipl.-Ing. (FH) in electrical and precise mechanical engineering at the Engineering College of Furtwangen
  • Thesis on control engineering
  • Manufacture and repair of electronic control devices
Legal Background:
  • Patent engineer and trainee with a patent law firm in Augsburg
  • Trainee at the German Patent and Trademark Office and the Bundespatentgericht (Federal Patent Court of Germany)
Memberships:
  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • Bavarian Patent Attorney Association
  • AIPPI, FICPI, GRUR
German and European Patent Attorney, European Trademark and Design Attorney

Dr. Andrea Fleuchaus

Main areas of practice:
  • Drafting, prosecution and enforcement of German and European patent applications in the field of virology, molecular biology, biochemistry, immuno oncology, microbiology, immunology and genetics
  • Portfolio advising and Life-Cycle-Management
  • Infringement and opposition proceedings
Technical education:
  • Studies in biology at the Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich focusing on Genetics, Gene Therapy, Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Doctoral course of study in immunology and virology
Scientific Activities:
  • Department of Membrane-Transport-Physiology of the Duke Medical Center in Durham, NC, USA
  • Department of Neurochemistry of the Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry in Martinsried
  • Department of Molecular Neurobiology of the Max-Planck-Institute for Psychiatry in Munich
  • Ph.D.-Thesis on Recombinant Pox-Viruses for Vaccine Development at the Helmholtz-Zentrum in Munich
  • Lecture in “PatentLaw / Protection of Intellectual Property”, masters course in paper technology at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich
Legal Education:
  • Trainee at the patent law firm of Schroeter Fleuchaus Lehmann & Gallo, the German Patent and Trademark Office as well as at the Bundespatentgericht (Federal Patent Court of Germany) in Munich
  • Several years of industrial experience in the field of biotechnology and development of vaccines
  • Advanced studies of US patent law and practice at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA
Memberships:
  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • Bavarian Patent Attorney Association
  • FICPI, ECTA, INTA, AIPPI, VPP, epi
  • VBio (Association of Biology, Bioscienes)
  • GfV (German Society of Virology)
Australian Patent Attorney, Australian Trademark and Design Attorney

Dr. Andrew J. Morton

Main areas of practice:
  • Drafting of patent applications in the field of computer-implemented inventions (software and hardware), data and signal processing, image processing, medical imaging (including endoscopy), nuclear physics (including nuclear medicine), optical instruments, medial instruments and apparatus
  • Prosecution of patent applications in Australia and New Zealand
  • Coordinating and assisting in the prosecution of patent applications in Europe, the US, Japan, Canada, Singapore and India
  • Advising in design protection and prosecution of design registrations
  • IP portfolio management and advice
  • Patent and design litigation support
  • Patent and trade mark oppositions in Australia
  • Assisting in European patent opposition and appeal proceedings
  • Licensing negotiations, in particular in Japan
Technical Education:
  • Undergraduate science (majoring in physics) at the University of Melbourne
  • Doctoral studies in experimental nuclear astrophysics at the University of Melbourne, including computer software development for the modelling of nuclear reactions and data analysis
Scientific Activities:
  • School of Physics, the University of Melbourne (post PhD studies)
  • Physics Department, Monash University
  • Several scientific papers in “Nuclear Physics A”
  • Lecturer in Astronomy & Astrophysics, Melbourne College of Advanced Education
Legal Background:
  • Trainee and Australian and New Zealand patent attorney at the patent attorney and IP law firm Griffith Hack (Melbourne & Sydney), 1995–2001
  • Principal, Griffith Hack (Melbourne), 2002–2017
  • Lecturer in patent law (computer implemented inventions), Monash University, 2003
  • Special Liaison for Japan at Griffith Hack, 2006–2016
Memberships:
  • Fellow, Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia
  • APAA, IPSANZ, AIPPI
European Patent Attorney

Samuel Wu

Main areas of practice:
  • Drafting and prosecution of European patent applications in the fields of electronics and computer-implemented inventions as well as the fields of mechanical, medical- and bio-technology
  • Assisting prosecution of Japanese, U.S., Chinese, and Korean patent applications
  • Assisting in patent litigation matters in Europe and Japan
Technical Education:
  • Computer science studies at the University of Waterloo with special program in bioinformatics
  • Several years of work experience in mid to large-size IT and tech firms and research labs across Canada and the U.S.
Scientific Activities:
  • Nature publication with the Hospital for Sick Children
  • Mathematics faculty of the University of Waterloo
Work Experience:
  • Patent analyst and co-team leader of the electrical and electronics foreign staff team at the Japanese patent law firm Shusaku Yamamoto for over three years
  • Handling patent applications in various jurisdictions for Japanese multinational electronics corporations
  • Trained at the Center for International Intellectual Property Studies, Strasbourg
Memberships:
  • epi
European Patent Attorney

Dr. Edoardo Mirabella

Main areas of practice:
  • Drafting and prosecution of German and European patent applications in the field of computer implemented inventions and software inventions, optics, mechanical and process engineering
  • Drafting of oppositions and assisting in opposition and appeal proceedings
Technical education:
  • Ph. D. in theoretical elementary particle physics at the Technical University Munich
  • Member of the International Max Planck Research School for Elementary Particle Physics
  • Master degree in physics at the Università degli Studi di Lecce (IT), with focus on theoretical and elementary particle physics
Scientific Activities:
  • Development and implementation of computational algorithms for particle physics by using advanced mathematical tools
  • Development, testing and maintenance of publicly-available computer codes for particle physics
  • Numerous scientific publications in the field of particle physics
Work experience:
  • Research Scientist at the Max-Planck-Institute for Physics in Munich, Germany
  • Research Scientist at Institut de Physique Théoriqueof the Commissariat à l’énergie atomique (CEA) in Paris, France
Memberships:
  • German Physical Society (Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft)
  • Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi)
German Patent Attorney

André Spaltowski

Main areas of practice:
  • Drafting and prosecution of German and European patent applicationsinvolving computer implemented inventions, artificial intelligence, imaging technology, informatics, automation, semiconductors, digital technology, communication technology, internet technology, automotive, mechanical engineering and weapons technology.
  • Drafting of oppositions and assisting in opposition proceedings.
Technical Education:
  • Degree in electronics and computer engineering at the Munich University of Applied Sciences.
  • Degree in electrical Engineering and computer science at the University of Hagen;
Legal Education:
  • Training at the German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO) and the Federal Patent Court (BpatG) in Munich
  • Legal studies at the University of Hagen;
  • Patent Attorney Trainee at Fleuchaus & Gallo Partnership in Munich.
Other Education:
  • MBA at the FOM University for Economics and Management in Munich, Germany;
  • Military training as an officer in the German Army, Munich, Germany.
Work experience:
  • System engineer for NATO Helicopter 90 (NH90) at Airbus Helicoptersin Munich, Germany;
  • Officer of the German Army.
Memberships:
  • German Patent Attorney association
German Patent Attorney

Dr. Sebastian Seufert

Main areas of practice:
  • Drafting and prosecution of German and European patent applications in the life sciences field, bio- and food-chemistry, molecular biology as well as process and medical engineering
  • Patent validity searches; assisting in various inter-partesproceedings before the patent offices and the German Patent Court
Technical education:
  • Doctoral studies at the Institute of Human Genetics in Cologne in the field of malignant brain tumor treatments and Ph. D. thesis on the anti-tumor activity by inhibition of glioblastoma-mediated secretion of glutamate and pro-migratory TGF-ß
  • Biology studies at the University of Cologne with special focus on molecular biology incl. genetics, pharmacology and biochemistry, immunology and cell physiology
Scientific Activities / Advanced training seminars:
  • Coordination Center for Clinical Trials (KKS), University Hospital Düsseldorf
  • Institute of Human Genetics, University of Cologne
  • Institute for Developmental Biology, University of Cologne
  • Mibeg Institute Medicine in Cologne, 6-month full-time seminar on clinical research and drug and medical device approval
Legal education:
  • Training to become a German Patent attorney at KSVR Patent attorneys, Düsseldorf as well as at Fleuchaus & Gallo Partnership in Munich
  • Training at the Chamber 4c of the district court of Düsseldorf in patent litigation matters
  • Training at the German Patent and Trademark Office and the Federal Patent Court in Munich
  • Legal studies at the FernUniversität Hagen
Trainee Patent Attorney

Riccardo Bellingacci

Main areas of Practice
  • Drafting and prosecution of German and European patent applications in the field of analog and digital electronics, bio-technology, mechanical and process engineering
  • Assisting in patent litigation matters in Germany and in ex-partes and inter-partes proceedings at the EPO
  • Patent, Design and Trademark search; assisting in freedom-to-operate searches
Technical Education:
  • Mathematical Science at Utrecht University (NL) with a main focus on applied analysis, scientific computing and mathematical biology
  • Mathematical Business at the Ludwig Maximilian Universität München with a main focus on applied mathematics and fluid dynamics
Work experience:
  • several internships at IP firms with a focus on patent searches

Warum Fleuchaus & Gallo:

we

  • offer full service in intellectual property.
  • combine legal expertise and technical know-how.
  • are experienced and qualified in a wide range of industries.
  • are proud of our quality of advice.
  • work in partnership and think entrepreneurially.

Pleased to meet you!