Dr. Dirk Bröcher studied general chemistry in Bonn and Münster. In 1997, he was awarded the degree of "Diplom-Chemiker" for a thesis in the field of preparative synthesis of natural compounds and completed his doctoral thesis on the synthesis of fullerenes in 2001 at the Technical University Karlsruhe.
Dr. Bröcher has been working in IP since 2001, at first in two well-reputed firms in Essen and Düsseldorf.
He spent a part of his training at the patent litigation chamber of the Regional Court Düsseldorf, at the German Patent and Trademark Office as well as at the Federal Patent Court in Munich. Upon completion of his studies in general law for patent attorneys at the FernUniversität Hagen, he qualified as a German Patent Attorney. In the same year, he was also admitted to act as a representative before the European Patent Office.
In order to become acquainted with the aims and structures of business activities of large companies, Dr. Bröcher became a corporate patent attorney with an internationally operating company in the agrochemical industr