April 25, 2023

Gerrit Winkel Advances to Shareholder at Workman Nydegger

By: Kenzie McFarlane

Workman Nydegger is pleased to announce the promotion of Gerrit Winkel to Shareholder.

Clients in industries including biochemistry, biotechnology, and materials sciences rely on Gerrit’s years of experience to assist them with the preparation and prosecution of various patent applications. His work for clients includes drafting and prosecuting through all phases of domestic and international patent prosecution, including restriction practice, office action responses, appeal practice, interview practice, and petitions.

Specific client projects include:

  • Completion of third-party submissions, invalidity and infringement analyses, and preparation of corresponding opinions.
  • Creation, protection, and management of client portfolios through strategic planning, international filings, continuation applications, and freedom-to-operate, patentability, and landscape searches.
  • Performing intellectual property audits to inform business decisions on acquisitions, asset purchase, and joint development agreements.
  • Cooperating with litigation counsel in enforcement and defense of clients’ patents.

Gerrit’s education allowed him to concentrate on the overlap of research and business. His undergraduate work focused on transition-metal catalysis and catalyst design as well as small molecule bond activation reactions and organic transformations. As a graduate research student in materials science and engineering, he focused on developing pharmaceutical applications of molecular imprinting.

Workman Nydegger specializes in intellectual property law and litigation. The firm represents a wide array of clients in all areas of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, copyright, litigation and prosecution, unfair competition and related licensing matters, and possesses expertise in a diverse range of technologies, including computer systems, software, e-commerce and information technology; electronics and electrical engineering; pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, chemical, biotechnology, and medical and life science technologies; physics and optics; mechanics and mechanical engineering; and alternative energy.