BULLING, Alexander

Prof. Dr. jur. Dipl.-Ing.
Mechanical Engineer
Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trade Mark and Design Attorney

Education

  • studies of mechanical engineering at the University of Stuttgart with residencies in Patras, Greece (ERASMUS program in Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics) and Milan, Italy (biomechanics research project)
  • post-graduate studies on Industrial and Intellectual Property Law at the Humboldt University of Berlin
  • doctoral scholarship from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) for doctoral studies at Columbia University in New York, John Marshall Law School in Chicago and the Franklin Pierce Law Center in New Hampshire
  • Doctor of Laws (Dr. jur.) at Humboldt University of Berlin with a dissertation on the significance and legal position of patents in advertising in American and German law

Specialized in

  • biomedical engineering and medical devices
  • general mechanical and apparatus engineering
  • automotive technology
  • hydraulics/pneumatics
  • industrial handling and robot technology
  • sensor and display technology
  • manufacturing technology

Other work-related activities

  • Honorary professor for IP-Law of the University of Stuttgart (since 2011): Lecture German and European Patent Law (Intellectual Property I) and Lecture Trademark Law and Design Protection (Intellectual Property II)
  • Member of the examination committee of the post-graduate studies “Law for patent attorneys” at the University of Hagen (since 2011)
  • Member of the Special Committee “Design Law” of the Society for the Protection of Intellectual Property and Copyright (GRUR) (sinde 2007) and its Chairman (since 2016)
  • Member of the Special Committee “Patent and Utility Model Law” of the Society for the Protection of Intellectual Property and Copyright (GRUR) (since 2009)
  • Member of the “Science Committee” of the Society for the Protection of Intellectual Property and Copyright (GRUR) (since 2021)
  • Committee for Design Law of the Chamber of German Patent Attorneys (Patentanwaltskammer)
  • Board member of the Chamber of German Patent Attorneys (Patentanwaltskammer) (2008-2019)
  • Board member of the Kurt-Haertel-Institut for IP Law at the University of Hagen (2010-2021)
  • Member of the Examination Committee of the European Patent Office for the European Qualifying Examination (2001-2005)

Member of

  • the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)
  • the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)
  • the European Patent Institute (epi)
  • the Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP)
  • the Federal Association of German Patent Attorneys
  • the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)

Foreign languages

  • English

Publications