Iris-Anne Markfort


Iris-Anne Markfort studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Munich, graduating in 2006. Her studies focused on the fields of production engineering, product development and automotive engineering. During her studies she was employed by BMW where she worked in the field of the development of new joining technologies. In the context of her diploma thesis she also worked with the company BMW and made an appearance as an inventor in several patent applications.

Mrs. Markfort commenced her legal and practical training in 2006 at a well-known IP firm in Munich. After having qualified as a registered German Patent and Trademark Attorney as well as a European Patent Attorney in 2010 she joined the firm of LORENZ & KOLLEGEN. Her work focuses on prosecuting patents and utility models as well as on handling opposition and appeal proceedings before the German Patent and Trademark Office, the Federal German Patent Court and the European Patent Office, especially in the technical fields of mechanical engineering, automotive and medical technology.

Iris-Anne Markfort has special work experience in the medical field regarding ultrasound diagnostic devices, endoscopes, endoscopic systems, ultrasonic endoscopic devices as well as in regard to surgical robots, instruments for sugical robots and surgical instruments. Additionally she worked in the field of robotics, medical instruments for endoposthetics, trauma, spinal column surgery, microimplants and injections devices, e.g. insulin pens. Diagnostic testing devices and intraoperative imaging by MRI, Ultrasound and CT are also part of her work experience in the medical field.