Prof. Dr. Dorothée Weber-Bruls has extensive experience in physics and mechanical engineering, particularly in the areas of materials science, nanotechnology, thermodynamics, instrumentation and control, and vibration and damping technology. She heads Jones Day's physics patent team in Germany and Europe.Dorothée deals with all aspects of intellectual property law, especially with obtaining, prosecuting, and defending patents, utility models, and designs. She also advises on how to respect as well as how to avoid infringement of designs. In addition, her practice involves honoring employee inventions and advising on strategic decisions such as those regarding market launches of new products. Dorothée has worked in the area of intellectual property since 1992 and represents international companies in various industries.