Dr. rer. nat. habil. Hartwig Modrow*

Dipl.-Phys. I Patent Attorney I Senior Associate

provides legal advice in relation to application and grant procedures as well as in infringement and invalidity proceedings. His key professional focus is on the field of physics.
* In shared office.

Phone +49 7721 88380
Fax +49 7721 883850


  • German Patent Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney
  • European Trademark and Design Attorney
  • Habilitation in physics

Focus areas:

  • Application and grant procedures
  • Validity and infringement proceedings

Technical focus:

  • Physics


Career path and professional experience
  • Studied physics at Rhenish Friedrich-Wilhelms-University in Bonn
  • Graduated with a degree in physics
  • Research assistant at the Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA
  • Research assistant at Rhenish Friedrich-Wilhelms-University in Bonn
  • Doctoral thesis leading to the title “Dr. rer. nat. habil.”
  • Research assistant and senior assistant during and after the habilitation in physics at Rhenish Friedrich-Wilhelms-University in Bonn
  • Patent attorney training
    – at Westphal, Mussgnug & Partner,
    – at the CEIPI (Centre d’Etudes International de la Propriete Industrielle),
    – at the German Patent and Trademark Office,
    – at the Federal Patent Court,
    – at a Patent Dispute Chamber of the District Court of Mannheim
  • Studied “Law for patent attorneys” at the Hagen Distance Learning University
  • German Chamber of Patent Attorneys (PAK)
  • Institute of Professional Representatives at the European Patent Office (EPI)
  • International Federation of Patent Attorneys (FICPI)