Dr.-Ing., Dipl.-Ing., LL.M.
Wolfgang Reichl is German patent attorney and representative before the European Patent Office (EPO) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). He is one of the founding partners of MERH-IP.
His daily practice covers both patent prosecution and litigation, mainly in the areas of telecommunications, computer science, and software-based inventions. Wolfgang frequently represents clients in opposition, nullity and appeal procedures as well as in numerous patent infringement procedures before German courts. In addition, he has been appointed as technical expert by courts to provide opinions in questions of patent infringement.
One of his particular professional interests is software patenting in Europe. He published several articles about this subject.
Wolfgang was previously with the intellectual property practice of Jones Day where he was handling patent prosecution, opposition and nullity proceedings as well as patent litigation cases mainly for Fortune 500 companies.
After qualifying as a patent attorney, Wolfgang obtained an LL.M. in the field of “European Intellectual Property Law” from the University of Hagen.
Wolfgang graduated with honors from the Technical University of Munich with Dipl.-Ing. and Dr. degrees in electrical engineering and information technology. For more than three years, he was with Bell Labs/Lucent Technologies in New Jersey, USA, where he was involved in research activities in the multimedia communications lab, particularly in the fields of speech processing, speech recognition and understanding. Wolfgang also took an active part in the development of advanced telecom applications, such as call centers, distributed wireless multimedia applications, and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephony.