Dr. rer. nat. Dipl.-Chem. LL.M.
Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trademark and Design Attorney


Ansgar Hakvoort studied chemistry and law at the Universities of Marburg, Münster and Hagen (all Germany). He was awarded a summa cum laude doctoral degree for the development of an in vitro brain barrier system from the Westfälische Wilhelms University of Munster. Following post-doctoral research in the Institute of Neurochemistry at Brown University (Rode Island USA), he moved to the field of intellectual property, joining the team in the Dusseldorf Office in 2001. Dr. Hakvoort obtained an LL.M in European Intellectual property law.

His main areas of expertise include the protection and defense of inventions as well as litigation, opinion work and oppositions, mainly in the field of life sciences, medical devices, biochemistry, genetic engineering, pharmaceuticals and polymer chemistry.


German and English