PAUSTIAN - Key Persons

Dipl.-Ing. Verena Eckbauer

Ms. Eckbauer is a European Patent Attorney and a graduate patent engineer specializing in mechanical engineering. She also completed the master's program in Intellectual Property Law at the MIPLC (Max Planck Institute) in Munich. After working for several years in the field of intellectual property in the U.S., she joined the IP department of a publicly listed technology company in 2010, where she was most recently head of the IP department. She was admitted as a representative to the EPO in 2015 and has been practicing law in law firms since 2019. Based on her career, Ms. Eckbauer has extensive experience in portfolio management, international filing strategies, and patent prosecution. In addition, she has been involved in the enforcement and defense of intellectual property rights in a variety of jurisdictions as in-house counsel. She now brings this expertise to our client base.

Dr.-Ing. Markus Petermann

Dr. Markus Petermann sought to become a patent attorney in order to add legal capabilities to his considerable experience as a consultant in the protection of technical and corporate-based organizational know-how. When faced with a drain of know-how, its exploitation can be prohibited. This concept continues to inspire him today.

Dr.-Ing. Martin Kuschel

Martin Kuschel advises and represents clients in all areas of intellectual property law, in particular on protective rights for telecommunications, electrical engineering, and mechatronics. He has vast experience with the protection of computer-implemented inventions and with standard-essential patents (SEP). Martin worked as senior inhouse counsel for Huawei Technologies and before that in R&D of Kuka Robotics. Due to his industrial experience, he advices on IP-organization, service inventions, and R&D contracts. He is regularly involved in infringement and nullity proceedings, e.g: Ericsson vs. Huawei, ZTE v. Huawei, UWP v. Huawei, Optis Cellular v. Huawei, Showrunner Ltd v. Huawei, Hitachi/Maxell v. Huawei, Lenovo v. Neodron, Promptu v. Sky.

Dr.-Ing. Othmar K. Paustian

Dr. Othmar Paustian earned a doctorate at the Institute for Steel Construction of the Technical University Braunschweig and worked as an engineer in the industry for many years thereafter before making the decision to switch to the field of industrial property rights. Dr. Paustian is admitted to practice German and European patent law since the mid-nineties. His numerous long-standing client relationships attest to a trustworthy and effective collaborative partnership in all areas of industrial property protection. Clients value his practical advice on all patent-related legal matters, from initial application all the way through to protective right enforcement.