Dr.Ing. Alexander Wyrwoll is a Partner at German law firm Winter Brandl. He holds a Master of Law in European IP Law and has worked in the field of intellectual property law since 2001. He specialises in the areas of patent examination procedures; expert opinions; litigations (oppositions and infringements); licensing negotiations; patent nullity proceedings; utility model cancellation proceedings; and trade marks. He is President of FICPI’s Communications Committee, and serves on the Admissions Committee, Strategic Planning Committee and FICPI’s Study & Work Committee on International Patent Matters (CET 3). Alexander also holds a PhD in engineering and a Masters in mechanical engineering.
Experience & Qualifications
- Electrical engineering
- Manufacturing methods and product handling
- Medical and veterinary methods and products
Roles in FICPI
CET Group 3 focuses on developments of the international patent system and provides guidance to its users. Such developments can relate to both substantive and procedural aspects of patent law, and CET3 follows them across jurisdictions.
CET3 identifies issues that deserve study, conducts the studies and provides guidance through various outputs available to the users of the patent system such as Guidelines, Position papers, and Resolutions. CET3 actively contributes to forging and advocating the position of FICPI in discussions on patent law harmonisation in key study and discussion groups such as the Group B+ and at the forums established by WIPO.
CET3 also monitors and studies international agreements and conventions relating to patents, follows the developments of the PCT system and, where necessary, provides comments to WIPO and relevant authorities for defending a well-balanced international patent system.