Master´s degree in Electrical Engineering
European Patent Attorney
Chinese Patent Attorney
Mr. Zhang Fan studied semiconductor pyhsics at the Shanghai University in Shanghai, P. R. of China, before he continued his university studies at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, where he obtained his Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering (Dipl. Ing. (Univ.) Elektrotechnik).
Subsequent to his studies Mr. Zhang worked as a research engineer in the fields of semiconductors and electronics in China and Germany for a number of years. Moving forward Mr. Zhang joined the Department of Intellectual Property of the SIEMENS AG in Erlangen, Germany in 2004 and began his career in intellectual property. Upon completing his training towards the European Patent Attorney, Mr. Zhang joined VOLKSWAGEN AG in Wolfsburg, Germany, where he reinforced and deepened his knowledge in intellectual property, particularly concerning Germany, Europe, and China. In 2014, Mr. Zhang joined the Intellectual Property Department of the SCHINDLER Group in Switzerland, where he gained knowledge in intellectual property laws of Switzerland.
Mr. Zhang advices our clients in all aspects of intellectual property laws of Europe and China, and in particular, in patent laws. Mr. Zhang is skilled in handling patent prosecution, opposition and appeal related cases. Mr. Zhang is particularly knowledgeable in industrial patent licensing, employee invention rights, IP management, and patent portfolio development for large and medium-sized enterprises.
Mr. Zhang’s technical expertise extends over the fields of electrical engineering, physics, and mechanical engineering. Some of his most competent areas are communication technology, circuitry electronics, automation engineering, automotive engineering, semiconductor physics, software engineering, and general mechanics.
Mr. Zhang speaks Chinese, German, and English fluently.