Mag. Dr. Katarina Casals Ide, M. (P.I.I.)

Partner of Anwälte Burger und Partner Rechtsanwalt GmbH since December 2015.

  • IP-related contracts, particularly in the fields of IP and know-how transfer, research and development, confidentiality and licensing
  • Software licensing and open source software
  • Employee inventions and employee invention remuneration

  • Drafting and providing support in negotiations for numerous R&D agreements for a variety of industrial companies, working e. g. in the food, lacquers, automotive supply and long-range optics industries
  • Conducting licensing negotiations with companies from the US and other countries, for Austrian companies, e. g. in the field of technical films technologies
  • Creating Non-Disclosure Agreements for a wide variety of applications, such as mutual agreements for R&D preparatory work, unilateral agreements for conducting material testing and experiments etc., for companies from various industrial sectors
  • Preparing and negotiating settlements and joint use agreements, e. g. in the context of various opposition proceedings before the EPO
  • Advising companies regarding employee inventor compensation claims, especially preparing the necessary contractual foundation, providing support for calculating the compensation
  • Providing advice and assistance for handling open source software in ongoing and future projects in the long-range optics, copying/printing technology and 3D printing industries
  • Drafting trademark license agreements, e. g. for internationally-operating companies working in the production of windows/doors, semi-conductors or plug connectors

  • Admission to the Munich Bar Association as a European Attorney-at-Law
  • Doctorate in Law (Dr. iur.) in 2015 (Dissertation topic: "Appropriation, Protection and Use of Technical Knowledge in Collaborative Innovation”)
  • Bar examination in June 2014
  • Trainee attorney with Anwälte Burger & Partner Rechtsanwalt GmbH since February 2012
  • Several years of experience working as an in-house legal counsel with an internationally operating company
  • Post-graduate studies in Intellectual Property at the University of Alicante (Spain) leading to the qualification "Máster en Propiedad Industrial, Intelectual y Derecho de la Sociedad de la Información”
  • Thesis: "Implications of Intellectual Property on the Free Trade of Goods in the European Union – An analysis on the basis of Patent and Trademark Laws”
  • Law studies at the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg