Dr.rer.nat. Daniel Schaft


European Patent Attorney
Australian Patent and Trademark Attorney
New Zealand Patent Attorney

Born in 1972

Studied Biology at the Justus-Liebig-University of Giessen. During his diploma thesis, Dr. Schaft  biochemically characterized bioactive substances  isolated from marine sponges at the Institute for Forensic Medicine of the Goethe University of Frankfurt, graduated with diploma in 1999.

Awarded Ph.D. (Dr.rer.nat.) in 2003 for research in the field of gene expression and biochemistry, in particular for studies relating to the biochemical and proteomic analysis of native histone deacatylase and histone methyltransferase complexes, conducted at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg and at the Biotechnology Center of the Technical University of Dresden (BIOTEC). EMBL Pre-doctoral fellow.

Post-doctoral work at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (VCCRI), Sydney, Australia, relating to the identification and characterization of cardiac transcription factor complexes with relevance in congenital heart disease. Post-doctoral fellow of the German Research Foundation (DFG) and of the Human Frontier Science Programs (HFSP).

Active in the area of intellectual property with a focus on protecting chemical and life science inventions since 2008.

Main technical areas

APIs und formulations
Genetic engineering

Stem cell biology
Antibody technologies
Affinity chromatography

Main legal activities

Patent protection
Design protection
Trade mark protection
Opposition proceedings

Infringement proceedings
Expert opinions
Drafting and negotiating contracts


The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA)
Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)
NSW Stem Cell Network


Patent, Trademark and Design Attorneys, Attorneys-at-law

Schneidm├╝hlstra├če 21
69115 Heidelberg

Tel.: +49 62 21/60 43-0
Fax: +49 62 21/60 43-60
Office: office@un-ip.com

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