Dr. Marcus Otten is a German Patent Attorney, a European Patent Attorney and a European Trademark and Design Attorney who has worked in intellectual property protection since 2014.
His technical background is in the study of physics at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität of Munich and Harvard University of Cambridge, USA. He holds a diploma degree as well as a Ph.D. in physics from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität of Munich; he conducted his Ph.D. work at the Center for NanoScience of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität as well as at Stanford University in Palo Alto, USA. He was awarded scholarships by the Fulbright Foundation and the Elite Network of Bavaria for his studies and research activities.
During his technical education he gained significant experience i.a. in the fields of biophysics, nanobiotechnology, and renewable energies.
His fields of technical expertise in intellectual property rights comprise i.a. applied physics, in particular medical physics, renewable energies, telecommunications and computer-implemented inventions (software).
Beside his prosecution practice before the German and European Patent Offices, Dr. Marcus Otten focuses on the representation of clients in opposition proceedings before the German and European Patent Offices, as well as nullity proceedings before the German Federal Patent Court and the German Federal Court of Justice.