Andreas Holzwarth-Rochford

Andreas Holzwarth-Rochford has experience in physics, mechanics, optics and laser technology, electrical engineering and software-implemented inventions, wireless data communications, network engineering and (optical) semiconductor technology, mechanical engineering, thermodynamics, filter technology, instrumentation and control, and acoustic damping technology.

Andreas regularly advises on economic enhancements in R&D departments, especially regarding efficient patent document surveillance systems and service invention reporting systems, preparing and prosecuting patent applications, opposition/revocation and respective appeal proceedings, and enforcing property rights as well as preliminary injunction proceedings. He handles the preparation of expert opinions on patentability and validity as well as infringement opinions to avoid the infringement of third-party property rights, especially by avoidance solutions. He also supports M&A deals regarding IP-due diligence and SPA negotiations. Andreas represents automotive suppliers, leading market manufacturers of lighting systems, drinking water treatment systems and aircraft components, and patent exploitation companies. In addition, he advises numerous start-up companies on the establishment of patent portfolios and strategies. [1]