Dr. Bernd Hupfer

Dr. Bernd HupferChemist

European Patent Attorney
European Trademark & Design Attorney

located at Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Study of chemistry at University of Mainz, Germany (Degree: Diplom-Chemiker; equivalent: M.Sc.); PhD in Polymer Science at University of Mainz (1981).

Professional Carreer
1982 – 2000: Various positions in R&D, quality management and manufacturing at IBM Corporation, Hoechst AG and subsidiaries and successor companies of Hoechst AG in Germany and abroad. Last positions: Head of manufacturing and engineering of Ticona GmbH’s European business unit for polyacetal (POM) and global business unit for ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW-PE) with sites in Germany and the US.

IP Experience
2001 – 2015: Head of “Intellectual Property EU” of the Fortune 500 company Celanese Corporation. Support of Celanese’s European legal entities in all aspects of intellectual property.
2016 Admission as German Patent Attorney (Patentanwalt)

Further Professional Activities
2002 – 2015: Chairman of the Managerial Employees’ Committee of Celanese’s German group companies
2005 – 2007: Member of the supervisory board of Celanese AG

Key IP Work Areas
Development and maintenance of patent portfolios, including patent application drafting, prosecution in Europe and abroad, enforcement and defense of patents.
Development and implementation of national and global patent strategies.
Advisory services on and drafting and negotiation of IP related agreements, such as confidentiality agreements, license agreements, cooperation agreemeents, evaluation agreements.

German (native); English (business fluent); French, Spanish, Italian (basic)