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Dipl.-Phys. Dr. Carsten Weilnau

European Patent Attorney
European Trademark and Design Attorney



Studies in Physics at Technical University Darmstadt (TUD) and Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Stockholm, Sweden, Diploma and Doctoral Thesis at Institutes of Applied Physics of Technical University Darmstadt and Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität (WWU) Münster, Visiting Scientist at Laser Physics Centre of the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia and at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain

Studies of Law for Patent Attorneys at the Open University of Hagen, Education Internship at 6. Civil Court of Appeal, Higher Regional Court Frankfurt/Main, Education as Patent Attorney with the German Patent- and Trademark Office and with the German Federal Patent Court.


Professional Experience

2003 - 2006

Education as Patent Attorney with the Firms Quermann, Richardt, Sturm, Wiesbaden and Dr. Müller Patentanwälte Hünfelden

since 2007

Private Practice in Wiesbaden


English, Swedish, French

Special Interests

Optics, Telecommunication and Electrical Engineering, Sensor-Technology, Medical Technology; Patent prosecution, Validity and Infrigement Litigation, Trademarks, Design Patents, Licensing, Contracts.

Selected Publications

C. Denz, M. Schwab, C. Weilnau, "Transverse Pattern Formation in Photorefractive Optics", Springer Verlag Berlin 2003, Springer Tracts in Modern Physics.

C. Denz und C. Weilnau "Räumliche optische Solitonen - Licht steuert Licht", Physik Journal 2 (2003) 10 33-39.

C. Weilnau, M. Ahles, J. Petter, D. Träger, J. Schröder und C. Denz, "Spatial optical (2+1)-dimensional scalar- and vector solitons in saturable nonlinear media", Ann. Phys. (Leipzig) 11, 573-629 (2002).

W. Królikowski, C. Weilnau, C. Denz, M. Geisser, G. McCarthy, B. Luther-Davies, E.A. Ostrovskaya und Yu.S. Kivshar, "Observation of dipole-mode vector solitons", Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 1424 (2000)