PhD | Research Projects
Faisal Abdulla Alhmoudi holds the position of Director of Takamul at the Department of Economy Development (DED). In this role, he is in charge of the design and execution of innovation support initiatives run by the DED, including the Takamul Program. Faisal joined the DED in 2016. Prior to this, he was Senior Manager on the Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee, where he spent 6 years supporting and developing innovation initiatives for Abu Dhabi across multiple sectors including oil & gas, energy, basic materials, and aerospace. His areas of expertise include innovation, corporate strategy, and business development. Faisal Abdulla Alhmoudi also holds a BSc in Civil & Environmental Engineering (UAE University, Al Ain, UAE, 2001-2006) and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering (UAE University, Al Ain, 2011).
Roland Bittner studied electrical engineering with emphasis on control engineering and communications engineering at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. He graduated with a diploma thesis about reactive power compensation in electrical power networks. Since then, he is working for a large German technology and electrical engineering group. He started his career in the field of rolling mill technology and worked for it in Asia and North America. After that he worked in a service department for motion control products for machine tools and production machines. In 2000 he joined the patent department of the company and was trained as a German and European Patent Attorney. He was also trained in US patent law and passed the US patent bar. In 2019 he graduated from the University of Strasbourg, passing the CEIPI Master of Intellectual Property Law and Management.
Leonhard Brader works as IPR portfolio manager at Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG in Munich. After completing his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical and computer engineering, he worked as engineer for electronic development at TELAIR International and as project engineer in the patent department at Wittur Holding GmbH. He holds a distance learning degree as a Patent Engineer in intellectual property law from the distance University Hagen.
Characterization of digital patents and their systematic structuring
Moritz Breitenbach studied Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology at ETH Zurich and obtained his Master of Science in Biochemistry and Immunology. He is qualified as German and European Patent Attorney. In 2018, he obtained his Master of Intellectual Property Law and Management (MIPLM) at CEIPI, University of Strasbourg, France. He works as an In-house Patent Counsel at B. Braun Melsungen AG.
Guangtao Paul Bu
Having received his bachelor’s degree of Engineering from Dalian Maritime University in 1996 and his first Master degree of Management from EM Strasbourg (former IAE) in 2001, Bu Guangtao worked in China and in France for more than ten years in different industries (Transportation and logistics, Agricultural Equipment, Home Appliances, Shipbuilding …) and was experienced both technically, managerially and legally. Desired for working as legal practitioner notably in international developments of business since the beginning of his career, he has reconverted in Intellectual property laws after succeeding in a long tuition Programs of Patents, Trademarks and designs at CEIPI in 2010 and worked at Plasseraud Law Firm at Paris until 2014. After trained on US patent law in a Virginia based law firm in USA, he joined Hirsch & Partners Law Firm the same year and became Partner in 2015. Parallel to his work at Paris since 2010 at IP Law Firms during which he qualified as European Patent Attorney and passed French and Chinese patent qualification Examinations, Bu Guangtao pursued his studies in Laws and obtained successively a License degree in Private Law at University of Strasbourg, a Master I degree in Business Law at Panthéon Sorbonne Paris 1 University, and the Master of Intellectual Property Law and Management of the CEIPI in 2015.
Dr. Frederik Golks
Protection of digital business models by digital patents
Dr. Golks studied Physics and achieved his PhD in Interface Physics and Electrochemistry. He works as Senior Intellectual Property Counsel for Corporate Intellectual Property at Robert Bosch GmbH in Stuttgart, Germany, advising Bosch on operational and strategic issues related to intellectual property in accordance with the company’s intellectual property policy.
IP-risks as part of corporate compliance for industry 4.0
Martin Salzburger has a background in the automotive industry, worked for Daimler and Volkswagen. For more than 12 years he is IPR-portfolio manager at AIRBUS. He worked in different leading functions for economic exploitation of IP at AIRBUS. He is Engineer by training.
Dr. Jamie Soon-Kesteloot
Dr. Jamie Soon-Kesteloot née Soon Jia Mei (PhD, MIPLM) is trained in chemistry, nanotechnology, and microelectronics. She works as technical innovation manager (R&D) at Essilor Group, France, the world’s leading ophthalmic optics company. Essilor designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of lenses to improve and protect eyesight. She holds an Ph.D. in Chemistry from National University of Singapore and studied there chemistry. Jamie is an EU ambassador for MIT Innovators under 35. The Innovators Under 35 is an annual listicle published by MIT Technology Review magazine, naming the world’s top 35 innovators under the age of 35. The innovators are awarded for accomplishments that are poised to have a dramatic impact on the world.
Nicky Wennemer is the Legal Counsel for MECAL Corporate Management B.V., where she oversees and coordinates all legal aspects including IP development, contract negotiation and legal risk management. MECAL is a global enterprise with more than 30 years engineering expertise in the Wind Energy Sector and Semiconductor industry.
Dr. Martin Wilming
Patent strategies for AI technologies
Dr. Wilming studied chemistry at Ruhr-University in Bochum, Germany, and obtained his PhD in Bio-organic Chemistry in 2002. In 2007, he completed the Master of Intellectual Property Law and Management (MIPLM) at CEIPI, Université Strasbourg, France. He works as Swiss and European Patent Attorney at a law firm called Hepp Wenger Ryffel AG in Wil, Switzerland, and is a Board Member of I3PM, the international institute for IP management.