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Oliver Werner
Head of SPC Working Group at Patent & Trade Mark Office, Germany


Oliver Werner is a senior examiner in the fields of Biotechnology, Pharmacy and Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) at the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) and head of the internal DPMA SPC working group.

He regularly represents the DPMA at international bodies (EU, EPO, WIPO) and is a permanent member of the B+ Subgroup on substantive patent law harmonisation.

Before joining the DPMA, he held various positions at technology transfer institutions for public research organisations (including Head of the Patent and Licensing Agency for the German Human Genome Project at the Fraunhofer Patent Centre Munich).

He studied Biology, Biochemistry and Information Technology at the University of Regensburg, the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK and the Tumor Biology Centre Freiburg and holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Regensburg Medical School.

Agenda Sessions

  • PANEL DISCUSSION Assessing the Current Status of SPCs