Franziska joined Marks & Clerk in 2012 and is a Chartered (UK) and European Patent Attorney. She works in a broad range of technical fields, including physics, electronics and computer-related inventions, and specialises in semiconductor and optical technologies. 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. She also has particular experience in securing patent protection in India.
Franziska has a Diploma 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.
Franziska is fluent in English and German (native speaker) and frequently works with clients in both languages.