studied biochemistry at the Technical University of Munich with cell biology, immunology and bioinorganic chemistry as major subjects. For his Master Thesis in the field of protein biochemistry he has been awarded with the Jürgen Manchot Award. In 2014, Dr. Kern received his doctorate from the Ludwig Maximilians University Munich for his research activities on chromatin ubiquitylation hotspots and their regulation by components of the ubiquitin proteasome system at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried. During his doctoral work Dr. Kern held a PhD fellowship of the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds.
After his doctorate, Dr. Kern worked as a Junior Patent and Licensing Manager at the Max Planck Innovation GmbH in Munich. In this role, he supported scientists of the Max Planck Society in patenting and commercializing their research results and gained valuable experience in developing patenting strategies, conducting prior art searches and negotiating licensing contracts.
Dr. Kern joined Vossius & Partner in 2015 and was admitted to practice as a German Patent Attorney (Patentanwalt) in September 2018. His training in IP included clerkships at the German Patent and Trademark Office and the Federal Patent Court in Munich.
Due to his training by both the biology/biotechnology department and the physics/IT department of Vossius & Partner, Dr. Kern acquired expertise in patenting inventions in the fields of biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, microbiology, genetics and cell biology as well as in patenting inventions at the interface of biology/biotechnology and physics/IT.