Team

 

Yorck Hernandez

Yorck Hernandez

Yorck is the Managing Director of the firm and a German and European patent attorney with strong background in electrical engineering and telecommunications. He is a recognized expert in standard-essential patents. Yorck assists his clients in patent prosecution proceedings in Germany and before the European Patent Office as well as in the enforcement of their IP rights worldwide. Since 2009, Yorck has focused in particular on the selection and assessment of standard-essential patents and regularly leads technical negotiations in licensing negotiations worldwide, e.g., in China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the USA.

In addition, Yorck is a pro-bono IP coach at the Munich-based startup accelerators TechFounders and RESPOND. Yorck regularly lectures on German and European patent law in Germany, Asia and the U.S.. He is also an active member of the LES USA/Canada FRAND Committee and the LESI HGE Task Force, and was one of the first LESI YMC members. Yorck is fluent in German, English, Spanish and French.

TBA soon

TBA soon

A new partner (Patentanwalt, European Patent Attorney) will be announced soon.

Rika Tanaka

Rika Tanaka

Rika joined HERNANDEZ IP as a certified paralegal in March of 2022. She is responsible for handling official correspondence with patent offices in various jurisdictions as well as correspondence with clients.

Before joining HERNANDEZ IP, Rika gained experience in two patent law firms in Munich. During and after her job education as a certified paralegal, she dealt with all areas of intellectual property. 

Born in Japan, with school stays in Ireland and New Zealand as well as studies, internships and job education in Germany, Rika moves confidently on the international stage and is delighted to communicate with you in Japanese, German and English.

Maria Himmel

Maria Himmel

Maria started working for Yorck Hernandez back in 2009 and joined HERNANDEZ IP as a paralegal in August of 2020. She is responsible for handling validations and annuity payments in various jurisdictions. 

Maria is an experienced office administrator and patent clerk with a law firm and service background. She has been working in the patent and trademark business since 2007 and worked for leading IP service providers. 

With Maria you have a reliable contact partner from whose many years of experience in patent formalities you will benefit. She is fluent in German and English.

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