Brief description

Dr. Esther Kur joined the law firm Zwicker Schnappauf & Partner Patentanwälte PartG mbB at the beginning of 2019.

Dr. Kur is admitted to practice before the German Patent and Trademark Office, the German Federal Patent Court and the European Union Intellectual Property Office.

Her practice focuses on the drafting of German, European and international patent applications and the prosecution of the corresponding grant proceedings. She is involved in opposition, infringement and revocation proceedings of German and European patents, as well as in the preparation of due diligence and freedom-to-operate opinions.

Dr. Kur studied Molecular Medicine with a focus on tumor biology and stem cell research at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg. She obtained her PhD at the Max Delbrück Center (MDC) Berlin in the group of Prof. Thomas Willnow. During her PhD thesis she focused on the physiological functions of the endocytosis receptor LRP2. Subsequently, she did postdoctoral research on neurovascular interactions, in particular blood-brain barrier formation, with Prof. Chenghua Gu in the Department of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School Boston.

Dr. Kur has received fellowships from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Research Foundation (DFG). She is a member of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR).

Dr. Esther Kur

Dipl.-Mol. Med.
European Patent Attorney
European Trademark and Design Attorney

Technical expertise:
molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, neurobiology, tumor biology, developmental biology, immunology, molecular medicine


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