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Registered Patent Attorney | IP Attorney

Mr. Nolff continued on to study Law at the Florida State University College of Law in Tallahassee, Florida and graduated with a J.D. His book, TRIPS, PCT & GLOBAL PATENT PROCUREMENT, achieved “Best-Selling” status



Publications Written By Markus

  1. Supplementary International Searches: Only a Question of Time?, 87 J. PAT. & TRADEMARK OFF. SOC’Y, 246-256 (March 2005).
  2. The Expanded International Search Procedure: One Step Forward for the PCT. What will be the Next Step in view of TRIPS?, 86 J. PAT. & TRADEMARK OFF. SOC’Y, 717- 747 (September 2004).
  3. Paragraph 6 of the Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health and the Decision of the WTO regarding its implementation: An “expeditious Solution”?, 86 J. PAT. & TRADEMARK OFF. SOC’Y, 291-316 (April 2004).
  4. Compulsory Patent Licensing in view of the WTO Ministerial Conference Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health, 84 J. PAT. & TRADEMARK OFF. SOC’Y, 133-147 (February 2002).


Mr. Nolff worked as an attorney in Tallahassee in the field of personal injury and wrongful death before entering the L.L.M. program in Intellectual Property at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois. During the L.L.M. program, Mr. Nolff had a summer internship at the European Patent Office (EPO) in which he researched how to protect inventions in Europe and worked on the Association Agreements between the EPO and the Baltic States. In 1992, Mr. Nolff passed the patent bar to become a Registered Patent Attorney in the United States.

Mr. Nolff was employed at Ladas & Parry before accepting a fellowship at Max-Planck – Institute for Patent Law, where he researched how TRIPS will affect global patent procurement, and how the PCT could and should be further developed in view of TRIPS and its obligations. At the European Patent Office Mr. Nolff researched how TRIPS might affect the European Patent Organization/Convention.

After concluding the research projects, Mr. Nolff worked for five years at Lerner & Greenberg in Hollywood, Florida. Mr. Nolff then worked at Hoffman Elite in Munich, Germany before joining The Concept Law Group on an “of counsel” basis.

Mr. Nolff has drafted and prosecuted applications in Germany, United States, the European Union, and other countries, encompassing a wide range of technical fields, in particular, electrical, mechanical, chemical (semiconductor), and combinations thereof.