Franziska is a Chartered (UK) and European Patent Attorney, working in a broad range of technical fields, including physics, electronics and computer-related inventions, specialising in semiconductor and optical technologies. Joining Marks & Clerk in 2012, she has gained significant experience in various patent matters, including the preparation, filing and prosecution of mechanical, automotive, electronic, software and physics patent applications in the UK and internationally, with particular experience in securing patent protection in India. Franziska is fluent in English and German (her native language), working frequently with clients in both languages.
Franziska has a Diplom in physics from the Technical University Berlin where she researched the MOCVD growth of submonolayer quantum dots. She also holds a BSc (Hons) and a PhD from the University of Strathclyde where her PhD research focussed on the optical spectroscopy of chalcopyrite semiconductors.