Dr. Michael Behmke

Platz der Ideen 2
D-40476 Düsseldorf

Fon +49(0) 211 – 302766-35
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Dr. Michael Behmke
Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Phys.
German Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney, European Trademark and Design Attorney

Technical areas of expertise:

  • Laser systems
  • Optical technology
  • Pumping systems
  • Telecommunications
  • Thin-film processing

Legal activities:

  • Patent prosecution, opposition and appeal proceedings before the DPMA and EPO.


  • Dr. Michael Behmke has been working as a patent attorney for Braun-Dullaeus Pannen Emmerling since March 2019.
  • Until then he worked for the patent law firm Cohausz Hannig Borkowski Wißgott where he mainly gained experience in patent prosecution and opposition proceedings.
  • Before his education as a patent attorney, he was responsible in an industrial corporation’s development department for the development of laser processes in thin-film processing and for the installation of laser systems.
  • He received his doctorate in the field of ultrashort pulse laser physics at the Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf.
  • He studied physics at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena.

Publications (selection):

  • High repetition rate plasma mirror for temporal contrast enhancement of terawatt femtosecond laser pulses by three orders of magnitude. Applied Physics 8 103(2): 295-302 (2011)
  • Controlling the Spacing of Attosecond Pulse Trains from Relativistic Surface Plasmas. Physical Review Letters 106(18): 185002 (2011)
  • Particle and X-ray generation by irradiation of gaseous and solid targets with a lOO TW laser pulse. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 51{12}: 124049 (2009)


  • Chamber of Patent Attorneys
  • FICPI – International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys
  • German Physics Society


German, English

Education (excerpt):

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Friedrich Schiller University Jena