Dr.-Ing. Christian Wende, LL.M.: Christian is a German and European Patent Attorney and Partner at DTS in Munich. He studied mechanical engineering with a focus on medical engineering and microengineering. His activities cover prosecution and litigation in patent and trade mark matters and he specialises in IP due diligence for venture capital companies and blue chip companies. He has been adjunct professor at the Technical University of Munich since 2011 and teaches patent law at the Faculty for Mechanical Engineering. Currently he serves as the FICPI CET 4 Reporter (Study & Work Commission for European Patents) and is a member of the Communications Commission.