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Background

Dr. Bernhard Lorenz is Of Counsel in the Munich office of Fish & Richardson P.C. His practice emphasizes patent prosecution and patent litigation.

Bernhard received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Munich in 2006, where he did research on navigation systems, motion planning, and robotics. During his time at the University, Bernhard was Assistant Coordinator of the Working Group A1 in the EU-funded FP6 Project REWERSE, “Reasoning on the Web with Rules and Semantics”. Bernhard also has a degree in Computer Science (Dipl.-Inform.) from the University of Munich. He is fluent in German and English.

For the past 10 years, Bernhard has worked primarily in the areas of computer hardware and software, telecommunications, medical devices, as well as mechanical and automotive engineering. Before moving to IP, Bernhard worked as a consultant in the field of IT and in the automotive industry for larger German companies and metropolitan transport authorities.

Before joining the Munich office of Fish, Bernhard worked several years for an Italian law firm with offices in Italy and Switzerland. There, his practice emphasized patent drafting, patent prosecution, and opposition, mainly in the fields of medical devices and mechanical engineering, as well as computer-implemented inventions. Bernhard also worked as a law clerk at the German Patent and Trade Mark Office and at the Federal Patent Court in Munich.

Education

Ph.D., University of Munich, Institute for Informatics 2006
Computer Science
magna cum laude


Diploma, University of Munich, Institute for Informatics 2002
Computer Science

Admissions

  • European Trademark and Design 2015
  • European Patent Attorney 2013
  • Patentanwalt 2012