Renate Weisse

“Female Inventors – More female inventors are needed”

Renate Weisse studied Physics and Chemistry at the Technical University in Berlin and graduated with a Diploma in Physics. Two years scientific research at Perkin Elmer Corporation in Überlingen/Bodensee and further two years at the Institute for Spectroscopy in Berlin-Adlershof resulted in two granted Patents and a theses about Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy. Training at Weisse & Wolgast (Berlin), McLachlan & Donaldson (Dublin), German Patent- and Trademark Office and German Federal Patent Court. Admission as a German and European Patent- and Trademark Attorney in 1999. Studies in International Intellectual Property with Fernuniversität Hagen and graduation as a Master of Laws. Today she has her own private practice in Berlin and represents local and international clients of all kinds and sizes before the German Patent- and Trademark Office, German Federal Patent Court, German Supreme Court and European Intellectual Property Authorities. Her experiences and advice in easy words can be found in her book “Erfindungen, Patente, Lizenzen” (Springer, 4. Edition). In addition to her Patent Attorneys work she founded guupis, a internet collaboration platform for inventors to put ideas and inventions into practice together with other experts. She actively promotes her profession on girls day, vocational events and the like. She has 3 children.

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