Robert is a Technology Licensing and Intellectual Property Attorney and Consultant Joint Managing Partner with innovation, law, and businesses firm Sonnenberg Harrison Germany.
Dr. Robert Harrison holds a B.A. in Physics from Oxford University and a M.Sc. in Solid State Physics from Sheffield University in the UK, he later obtained his doctorate in Electronic Engineering with a thesis in the field of Indium Arsenide Phosphide Antinomide. He has a background in Physics and Electronic Engineering and specialises in semiconductor physics, web technology and biophysics.
He worked for the European Patent Office as an examiner before joining the intellectual property department of IBM where he trained as a German, and European Patent and Trademark Attorney. He was also European IP Counsel for W.L.Gore & Associates from 1995 to 2001.
His specialist areas are working with companies funded by venture capital and private equity to maximise the value of their intellectual property rights. He has completed pre-investment freedom-to-operate studies and post-investment invention spotting reviews. He has established technology licensing infringement enforcement strategies in European and in Asia. He is a member of the Patent Valuation Committee of the German Chamber of Patent Attorneys.
Dr. Robert Harrison is a member of the German Association of Engineers (VDI), the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEEE) and the Institute of Physics.