Dr. Till Andlauer
  • Coordination & Concept
  • Author EPC.App & Editor PCT.App
  • Patent Attorney, Partner at WESER & Kollegen
Dr. Stefan Ahlers
  • Design & Development
  • Author EPC.App & Editor PCT.App
  • Patent Attorney, Partner at Weser & Kollegen
Dr. Thomas Eissfeller
  • Lead-Development & AI
  • Author EPC.App & Editor PCT.App
  • Patent Attorney, Partner at Weser & Kollegen
Dr. Christoph Schindler
  • Author EPC.App (until 2018)
  • In-house patent counsel
  • Consultant at Weser & Kollegen
Pete Pollard
  • Author PCT.App
  • Patent Attorney, Founder of Fireball Patents

IP.appify: EPC.App and PCT.App are distributed via IP.appify GmbH, with the first three authors as managing directors and editors. They created the distinctive concept and software platform, coordinate the project, layout the books, collect and update the legal texts, further contribute to the contents through automated text editing and information retrieval, enhance the software with new functions, and provide support. Apart from their activities for IP.appify, Till Andlauer, Stefan Ahlers, and Thomas Eissfeller are German and European patent attorneys, and Partners at WESER & Kollegen in Munich.

EPC.App: The four original authors of the EPC.App are all PhDs in physics, who have been trained as patent attorneys at WESER & Kollegen, and passed the European Qualifying Examination (EQE) main exam on a single attempt, on average with a score of >70 per paper (some of the candidate’s answers selectively published by the EPO are coming from these authors). The collected experience from their own preparation for the EQE, from training others, and from their daily practice in proceedings before the European Patent Office is reflected in the EPC.App. The first three authors keep the EPC.App up-to-date.

PCT.App: The fifth author, Pete Pollard, has joined the team in 2019 as selected PCT-expert with proven tutor and author experience (e.g. for DeltaPatents, Maastricht University, FORUM Institut). He compiles the structure and is the author of the editors' comments in the PCT.App, which he also keeps up-to-date. He is further a Dutch and European patent attorney and founder of Fireball Patents in Eindhoven.

IP.Translator: The development lead and AI expert of IP.appify GmbH, Thomas Eissfeller, is the inventor of a technology for including explicit bilingual dictionary entries in neural machine translation. This proprietary AI method is implemented in the computer-aided translation tool IP.Translator, which is distributed via IP.appify GmbH.

November 2020: We are seeking recruitment to strengthen IP.appify and WESER & Kollegen in Munich

Experienced software developer (m/f) with a focus on frontend development (web/desktop) and extensive knowledge in JavaScript/TypeScript (React) as well as C# (ASP.NET Core)

We offer you

  • Diversity: You will work on further developing the EPC.App / PCT.App browser application, on extending a patent attorney administration software, on developing AI-based translation software (IP.Translator)
  • Teamwork & Innovation: You will work in a highly professional small team with a common plan and a sense for new software concepts
  • Flexibility & Certainty: You can work part-time on a permanent basis

In case of interest, we look forward to receiving your application documents, which can be sent to

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