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Martin Fessenmaier, Ph.D.

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Dr. Martin Fessenmaier has worked with Bob Fish as a patent agent since 1999 and joined the firm at its inception in 2007. Martin's work on patent strategy and portfolio analysis helps clients maintain alignment of their IP with ever-changing market demands and product development, maximizing their IP investment. His experience allows him to advise clients on patentability, freedom-to-operate, and potential infringement issues in a cost-effective manner. He represents numerous corporate and individual inventors in the fields of organic chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, pharmaceutical chemistry, medical devices, electrochemistry, chemical engineering, and general mechanical arts.

Personal Attributes

For more than 15 years, Martin has developed extensive experience in preparation and prosecution of national and international patent applications and directs foreign associates in the prosecution of non-US patent applications. He is passionate about advising and helping clients not only with the technical aspects of their inventions, but also to build patent portfolios with substantial market impact.

Education and Professional Experience

Martin received his Ph.D. in biochemistry/molecular biology and holds a master's degree in biology with a focus on genetics, physiology, biochemistry and organic chemistry from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. In 1994, Martin was awarded a DFG research grant for a postdoctoral fellowship at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla. He was admitted to represent clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2000. Martin is also a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

Personal Interests

In his free time, Martin enjoys hiking, skiing and spending time with his family.

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