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At PAVIS, we are experts in our respective fields and work hard every day to protect your IP portfolio. Take advantage of our long-standing experience and place your IP rights in our safe hands.

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A strong team for your IP rights

We will not rest until you are satisfied. Whether we are processing your orders, programming new interfaces or responding to specific enquiries: We work as a team to provide you with the best service and results. Client satisfaction and reduction of your administrative burden are key.

Management

Thomas Gruber von PAVIS

Thomas Gruber

CEO

Thomas Gruber joined PAVIS in 2017 and was appointed managing director in 2018, heading up marketing and sales, patents, trademarks, recordals, data and processes as well as HR. Previously, Thomas was responsible for strategic reorientation as CSO and member of the management team of “Wer liefert was”, the leading B2B market place in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. With a degree in business management and an MBA, Thomas has 14 years of management experience in marketing and sales. His career included positions at various cable network operators and the Handelsblatt publishing group.

Michael Jung von PAVIS

Michael Jung

CFO

Michael Jung has been managing director at PAVIS since July 2018 and is responsible for finance, agent management and law as well as payment procedures and IT. Previously he was director for corporate control at the Bausparkasse Schwäbisch Hall building society. Michael started his career at the German Stock Exchange, Deutsche Börse AG in strategic planning and stayed in the group for another 14 years in various roles, including head of “Sales and Acquisition Center” and director of Scoach in Zurich. Michael studied business engineering at the Technical University Karlsruhe.

Divisional heads, here to help

Florian Oberhage von PAVIS

Florian Oberhage

Patents

Florian Oberhage has been heading the PAVIS patent section since 2009. He is responsible for handling and processing instructions for patent annuity payments and client account management. Following his commercial training as industrial clerical officer (German Chamber of Commerce degree) at Siemens AG, he studied business administration at the Ludwig Maximilian University Munich whilst working at Infineon Technologies. Florian was head of customer services at Dormando and at Euro Product Services AG before joining PAVIS.

Stella Ita von PAVIS

Stella Ita

Trademarks and recordals

Stella Ita has been heading up the trademark and recordals department at PAVIS since 2014. She has a diploma in law and was previously employed at the legal department of IG Metall, a German trade union. Stella began her working life as a trained actor appearing at theatres in Austria, Germany and Switzerland until 2007. After studying law at the Ludwig Maximilian University Munich she completed her state examinations and worked as a junior lawyer at the Higher Regional Court Munich I.

Torsten Kraus

Business Development

Torsten Kraus is responsible for new and potential clients. He has been working in IP for 10 years and has a total of 15 years experience in marketing and sales. After studying law at Bonn University, Torsten initially worked as a consultant before joining VR Netze GmbH as key account manager. In 2008 he moved to IPAN GmbH, first as senior consultant and finally from 2014 to 2017 as regional director sales in the German speaking market.

Werner Geißler von PAVIS

Werner Geißler

Data and IT processes

Werner Geissler joined in 2018 to oversee software strategy, data and IT processes at PAVIS. He has 17 years’ experience in IP Management at Brandstock Services AG., serving as CIO before his move. Previously, he was technical director at Interface GmbH in Nuremberg and was also involved in the EU DAMASCOS project. He started his career as a programmer and systems analyst for businesses in the fields of trading and pharma.

Advisory Board

Gudrun Skupch von PAVIS

Gudrun Skupch

Gudrun Skupch has been a member of the PAVIS advisory board since January 2019. She looks back at a long career at PAVIS, joining the cooperative in 1995 and being appointed as a board director of PAVIS eG in 2004. Since the transfer of the business into a limited company in 2016, Gudrun Skupch has led PAVIS GmbH as CEO until the end of 2018. After gaining her degree in mechanical engineering at the School of Engineering in Wismar, Gudrun Skupch studied special engineering in intellectual property at the Humboldt University Berlin. She was admitted as a patent engineer in 1993 and as a patent attorney in 2004. In her long career in intellectual property, Gudrun also worked at the Patent Office of the German Democratic Republic in East Berlin.

Reinhard Ottway von PAVIS

Reinhard Ottway

Reinhard Ottway joined the PAVIS advisory board in September 2017. His long career in intellectucal property began as translator and searcher with German patent agents Meissner, Bolte & Partner in Bremen, Germany, before joining RWS Group in 1993. At RWS, a leading provider of patent translations, filing services and searches, he was initially responsible for regional and then global business development and finally headed the entire group as CEO before retiring in April 2017. Reinhard has known and appreciated PAVIS’ services for many years through a fruitful cooperation he established during his time at RWS.

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