Jochen Bongards studied chemistry at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf and graduated in 1997. From 1997 to 2001, Jochen Bongards was an scientific assistant at the same university and worked, partly in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Coal Research, in the field of nickel catalysts for the copolymerization of carbon monoxide and ethene.
He then began working in our firm and was admitted as a German Patent Attorney in 2005, followed by admission as a European Patent Attorney in 2006. Jochen Bongards advises clients on a national, European and international level, with the main focus of his work being patent prosecution. Moreover, Jochen Bongards also advises and represents clients in opposition proceedings as well as in trademark and design matters.
From October 2015 to December 2017, Jochen Bongards completed the master’s program “European Intellectual Property Rights”, which he successfully completed obtaining the Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree. The programe dealt, among other things, with European and international civil procedure law, with patent infringement as well as with nullity proceedings in Germany, England and France.