Dr. Stefan Rolf Huebner is a Munich-based German and European Patent and Trademark Attorney with more than 20 years of experience. One focus of his work is the multi-jurisdictional prosecution and litigation of intellectual property rights. The other is the legal protection of emerging technologies, where the patent offices' and courts' practice is still in the act of development and where there is a lack established case law.
Dr. Huebner is one of the few acknowledged European experts in the filed of nanotechnology patents. With publications and lectures, often jointly with the nanotechnology experts from the patent offices, he has been playing an active role in the development of this new field of law. Dr. Huebner also has extensive experience in the patenting of computer-implemented inventions, in particular in the filed of artificial intelligence (AI). His work has covered a wide range of AI technologies, including, inter alia, applications of AI in robotics, the internet of things (IoT), biometrics, and medical diagnostics and therapy.
Intellectual Asset Magazine ranks Dr. Huebner as one the world's leading patent professionals in its "IAM Patent 1000" list. He teaches as a guest lecturer at the University of Hohenheim and is a specialist advisor to the European Patent Office.
Dr. Huebner studied Physics and Biophysics at Harvard University, USA, at the University of Oxford, England, and at the Technical University of Munich, Germany. He obtained his doctorate with work in the field of nanobiotechnology. Prior to specialising in intellectual property he was a management consultant at McKinsey & Co. in their high-tech practice, a research assistant at Munich’s university hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar, and a research fellow at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Huebner received his legal training at the University of Munich and at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition Law, and he worked in patent law firms in Germany and Japan before setting up SR Huebner.