DI Dr., LL.M.
European Patent Attorney
European Trademark and Design Attorney
Rainer Beetz is a partner at SONN & PARTNER, representing national and international companies in IP prosecution as well as in contentious validity and infringement proceedings in connection with all IP rights. In particular, he specialises in patent and trademark opposition and revocation proceedings at first instance and on appeal.
Rainer Beetz is also a university lecturer in Patent Law at the University of Vienna’s Law Faculty and the Vienna University of Technology, as well as the author of numerous specialist articles and book contributions on the subject of patent and trademark law. On an honorary basis, he is active in numerous associations for the protection of intellectual property, such as AIPPI Austria and CNIPA (of both of which he is President), the European Patent Litigators Association (EPLIT) (founding member), and ECTA (Council member).
Rainer Beetz studied Industrial and Mechanical Engineering at the Vienna University of Technology and the Universitá di Bologna in Italy. He then completed a Master’s Degree in law (LL.M.) at Nottingham Law School in England, with intellectual property litigation as his special subject.