Ulla Lenkkeri-Schütz

Ulla Lenkkeri-Schütz - Kolster

PhD (Biochemistry)
European Patent Attorney
Authorized Patent Attorney in Germany
European Trademark and Design Attorney
+49 176 320 70468

Kolster München office
Theatinerstrasse 11
D-80333 München

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“Roots in Finland – patent career in Germany”

Ulla Lenkkeri-Schütz works in our chemistry and biotechnology patent team in the Kolster Munich office in Germany. She has strong expertise in patenting and patenting strategies in life sciences and extensive experience in the IP field in Germany, the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) and the German Patent Court.

Ulla’s core areas of expertise include life sciences and medicine, biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics. The development of new pharmaceuticals and forms of therapy, generic drug ingredients, nutrition and dietary supplements as well as immunology, virology and antibodies are familiar areas of application for her in patenting.  

Ulla has operated in the IP sector in Germany since 2000. She has worked in patenting and as an in-house patent attorney at German bioindustry companies, and prior to joining Kolster in the summer of 2019, she served as a patent attorney at a German patent agency for almost ten years. She has extensive knowledge of IP activities from the perspective of both small and global companies, patent authorities, the judicial system and as a patent attorney.  

IP expertise

  • Patenting process from drafting the patent application to its granting in Europe, Germany and the international market
  • Opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office and the national German Patent and Trade Mark Office
  • IP strategies and IP portfolio optimisation in an international operating environment
  • Preliminary novelty searches and competitor monitoring
  • Expert opinions on the scope of protection of patents, scope of protection analyses, prior art assessments
  • Patent infringement evaluations, infringement statements
  • IP dispute resolution & IP risk management
  • Ensuring freedom to operate
  • Acting as an in-house patent attorney for a company
  • Employee inventions
  • Trademarks and design rights

Technical expertise

  • Life sciences and medicine
  • Molecular biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Development of new medications, drug molecules and forms of therapy
  • Generic drug ingredients
  • Nutrition, dietary supplements
  • Antibodies, immunology, virology

Client industries

  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Microbiological industry
  • Universities and research institutes
  • Chemical industry
  • Food industry
  • Wellness industry

IP sector memberships

  • epi - Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office
  • Patentanwaltskammer
  • VPP - Vereinigung von Fachleuten des Gewerblichen Rechtsschutzes