Electrical Engineering
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Audrey Nickel

M.S., B.S. Eng.


Portrait Audrey Nickel

- European Patent Attorney
- European Trademark Attorney
- European Design Attorney
- German Patent Attorney
- US Patent Agent

Audrey Nickel is qualified as a patent attorney both in Germany and Europe, and as a patent agent in the United States. These qualifications enable her to represent clients before the European Patent Office, the German Patent and Trademark Office, the German Federal Patent Court, the European Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), as well as the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Practice Areas:

Audrey Nickel has been active in intellectual property since 2010 and is a patent attorney at df-mp.

Ms. Nickel is a member of the firm's Electronics and Mechanics teams. A primary focus of her practice is the drafting and prosecution of European and German patent applications, as well as opposition and litigation of European and German patents.

A further focus of her practice is the preparation of patent infringement and validity opinions in the course of freedom-to-operate analyses and due diligence projects.

Yet another focus of her practice is the prosecution and opposition of European and German trademarks and designs as well as their enforcement and defense.

Education and Professional Experience:

Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio

Master of Science degree in Computational Science and Engineering from the Technical University of Munich

2008 - 2009
Software developer at a company specialized in statics software (with specialty in the design, construction and calculation of various building structures), near Munich

2010 - 2013
Associate at the patent law firms Meissner Bolte & Partner and Wuesthoff & Wuesthoff, both in Munich

Qualified as European Patent Attorney and U.S. Patent Agent

Internship at the German Patent Office and the German Federal Patent Court

As of 2015
Patent attorney at df-mp

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Audrey Nickel
Fünf Höfe
Theatinerstraße 16
80333 Munich
Phone: + 49 89 210 296 0
Fax:+ 49 89 210 296 33