Simon Mügge is a qualified European Patent Attorney and German Patent Attorney, and holds a doctorate in biochemistry, specializing in immunology. He has a strong scientific background and more than ten years of experience in IPR in Germany before transferring to Kolster’s Biotech and Chemistry team in November 2019. At Kolster, he drafts and prosecutes applications before the European Patent Office (EPO) and the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA), and is experienced in post-grant opposition and appeal proceedings on both the generics companies’ and originators’ side. He is involved in opposition cases of Polpharma/Sandoz acting against Biogen, and in defending patents of Rigontec/Merck. Simon Mügge was awarded the Managing IP ‘Rising Star’ award in 2018 and 2019.