Moritz Ammelburg, Ph.D., is a principal in the Munich office of Fish & Richardson P.C. Moritz is an imaginative life scientist holding a doctorate in biochemistry. His practice focuses on patent prosecution in the biotechnology and pharma areas based on his deep understanding of the architecture and function of small compounds as well as macromolecules. Having a special interest in the dynamic law governing supplementary protection certificates (SPCs), he coordinates the prosecution of several families of SPC applications across Europe. Additionally, Moritz passionately fights for his clients in a growing number of opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office (EPO).
“Managing Priority Between U.S. and European Patents: Minimizing Ownership, Same Invention, Scope, and Other Risks,” co-speaker, Strafford Webinar (July 29, 2021).
“Coordinating Patent Prosecution in the U.S. and Europe,” co-speaker, Fish Patent Webinar (March 10, 2021).
Fuchs ACD, Ammelburg M, Martin J, Schmitz RA, Hartmann MD, Lupas AN. Archaeal Connectase is a specific and efficient protein ligase related to proteasome β subunits. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2021 Mar 16;118(11).
WO 2021/099484 A1. Applicant: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V. Inventors: Fuchs A, Ammelburg M, Hartmann M. Archaeal Peptide Recombinase – A Novel Peptide Ligating Enzyme
Forouzan D, Ammelburg M, Hobel CF, Ströh LJ, Sessler N, Martin J, Lupas AN. The archaeal proteasome is regulated by a network of AAA ATPases. J Biol Chem. 2012 Nov 9;287(46):39254-62.
Vogelmann J, Ammelburg M, Finger C, Guezguez J, Linke D, Flötenmeyer M, Stierhof YD, Wohlleben W, Muth G. Conjugal plasmid transfer in Streptomyces resembles bacterial chromosome segregation by FtsK/SpoIIIE. EMBO J. 2011 Jun 1;30(11):2246-54.
Ammelburg M, Hartmann MD, Djuranovic S, Alva V, Koretke KK, Martin J, Sauer G, Truffault V, Zeth K, Lupas AN, Coles M. A CTP-dependent archaeal riboflavin kinase forms a bridge in the evolution of cradle-loop barrels. Structure. 2007 Dec;15(12):1577-90.
Alva V, Ammelburg M, Söding J, Lupas AN. On the origin of the histone fold. BMC Struct Biol. 2007 Mar 28;7:17.
Ammelburg M, Frickey T, Lupas AN. Classification of AAA+ proteins. J Struct Biol. 2006 Oct;156(1):2-11.
Ammelburg M. AAA proteins and the origins of proteasomal protein degradation. University of Tuebingen. 2012 Jun 8.
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. and Neuefeind, Regina vs. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research – Represented Mayo Foundation in EPO opposition-appeal proceedings and defended European patent EP1234031. Patent was maintained including claim covering EMA approved therapeutic antibodies.
Pfizer Inc. and Merck Patent GmbH vs. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research – Represented Mayo Foundation in EPO opposition proceedings and defended European patent EP3052131. Patent was maintained as granted.
Ammelburg, Moritz vs. Bruschettini S.r.l. – Represented Opponent in EPO opposition proceedings and challenged European patent EP3016654. Patent was revoked in its entirety in first instance.
James Poole Limited vs. Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary – Represented Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary in EPO opposition proceedings and defended European patent EP2381936. Patent was maintained and protection of the clinical embodiments was secured.
Ph.D. scholarship, Max Planck Society, 2007-2009.
Member, German National Academic Foundation, 2001-2006.
Scholarship, German Chemical Industry Fund, 2000-2002.
Ph.D. magna cum laude, Biochemistry, University of Tuebingen (2011)
M.S., Biochemistry, Technical University of Munich (2006)
B.S., Biochemistry, Technical University of Munich (2003)
- German Patent Attorney
- European Patent Attorney
July 29th, 2021 | 1:00 pm EDT
Strafford Webinar | Managing Priority Between U.S. and European Patents: Minimizing Ownership, Same Invention, Scope, and Other Risks
March 10th, 2021 | 1:30 pm EST
Webinar | Coordinating Patent Prosecution in the U.S. and Europe
January 5, 2021
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