Mag. Dr. rer. nat.
European Patent Attorney
European Trademark and Design Attorney
Daniel Alge is a partner at SONN & PARTNER since 1997 and is an authorised representative before the EPO, the Austrian Patent Office and the European Union Intellectual Property Office. He represents his clients in patent prosecution and enforcement of patents, mainly for pharma and biotech clients. He advises clients (ranging from universities and biotech start-ups to big international pharma firms) also in IP due diligence, patent and trademark valuation and employee’s inventions (service inventions).
In addition, Daniel Alge is an Expert Judge in patent litigation at the Vienna Commercial Court and the Austrian Supreme Court; he is President of the Austrian Chamber of Patent Attorneys, and the Austrian delegate of the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI) where he also acts as the president of the EU Working Group of FICPI. He is also the representative of the Austrian Chamber of Patent Attorneys on the Biopatent Monitoring Committee of the Austrian Parliament and is active in the Austrian Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) and LES Austria.
Daniel Alge gained a doctorate in Chemistry (specialising in Biochemistry) at the Vienna University of Technology and then worked as a post-doc at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany. In addition, he is a lecturer in Patent Law at the Universities of Vienna, Salzburg and Innsbruck, and a tutor at the University of Strasbourg (France).