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Ernst-Ulrich Wittmann (Uli) Dr.-Ing, Dipl.-Ing., Dipl.-Ing (FH), German PA, EPA


Uli is a patent attorney in our Advanced Engineering group. He also heads up our specialist paper, board and print technology team.

Uli handles both German and European patent applications in the fields of mechanical, process and chemical engineering.

Uli has represented clients also before German courts in matters concerning infringement, cancellation and nullity proceeding and employee inventions.  He also has significant experience of drafting licensing agreements.

Uli is a member of multiple organisations including the German Patent Attorney Association, FICPI, INTA, AIPPI, European Patent Litigators Association (EPLIT), Munich paper manufacturers association (Vereinigter Papierfachverband München e.V. (VPM)), the Association of Chemical Pulp and Paper Chemists and Engineers (Verein der Zellstoff- und Papier-Chemiker und -Ingenieure) and the Academic Association of paper engineers at the Dresden Technical University (Akademischer Papieringenieurverein an der Technischen Universität Dresden e.V.).

Education & background

While studying for his Dr.-Ing. at the University of Dresden, in corporation with the University of Applied Science in Munich, Uli focussed his thesis on biological/enzymatical processes to prepare and bleach recycled fibres. He then went on to gain a special qualification in paper technology before spending several years working in mechanical engineering and process technology areas.

Uli trained at Wallinger & Partners, Munich, the German Patent and Trademark Office as well as the Bundespatentgericht (Federal Patent Court of Germany) and spent 14 years as a partner at Fleuchaus & Gallo PartmbB in Munich. In March 2023, he was registered as a representative before the new Unified Patent Court, one of the first European patent attorneys to be entered on the list of UPC representatives.

On a personal note...

Uli enjoys spending time with his large family and his sausage dog, who sometimes joins him in the office. When work, time and children permit, Uli enjoys boar hunting with his dog and fishing.