Dr. Christian Kilger
- Dipl. Biol. Univ., Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München
- Dr. rer. nat., Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München
- European Patent and Trademark Attorney
Dr. Christian Kilger was born in the United States and grew up in both Germany and the U.S. After studying genetics and biochemistry at the Ludwig-Maximilian’s University of Munich he completed his Dr. rer. nat. in Molecular Biology investigating new nucleic acid sequencing technologies in the laboratory of Prof. Svante Pääbo. As a postdoc at the Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Genetics, Dr. Kilger was a frequent lecturer, also at the European Molecular Biological Laboratory.
In 1997 Dr. Kilger joined LION bioscience AG a NASDAQ traded biotech company, where he was responsible for all global IP matters during its initial public offering on the German Stock exchange and the NASDAQ in the USA.
In 2005 Dr. Kilger joined the IP law firm Boehmert & Boehmert. Dr. Kilger then headed the Berlin office of Vossius & Partner. In 2012 Dr. Kilger founded CH KILGER Anwaltspartnerschaft mbB with its main office in Berlin and offices in Munich and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Dr. Kilger has represented numerous Biotech, Pharmaceutical, Diagnostic, Food/Beverage clients in complex opposition and patent infringement proceedings. Dr. Kilger is the author of numerous articles relating to the patenting of biotechnological inventions and frequently lectures in this field. He has served as an advisor to the State of Berlin, the World Intellectual Property Organization, the European Patent Office and the German Federal Ministry of Research on various IP issues. Dr. Kilger has repeatedly been mentioned in the Legal 500 and in JUvE.
In 2013 Dr. Kilger received the International Client Choice Award in Intellectual Property Healthcare & Life Sciences and again in 2019 he received the Client Choice Award in the field Patents Germany.