16 June 2020: Tribute to Arnulf Weinzinger


It is with deep sadness that the CEIPI announces the passing of Arnulf Weinzinger, former coordinator and tutor of the international section of CEIPI.

Arnulf Weinzinger was an Austrian and European patent attorney and a technical judge at the Higher Regional Court of Vienna. He was partner of the patent attorneys’ firm Sonn & Partner Patentanwälte in Vienna and had many years of experience in patent prosecution and litigation with focus on electrotechnical, electrical and mechanical fields.

From 1988 to 2016, Arnulf Weinzinger was a tutor and coordinator for the epi-CEIPI basic training course in Austria for European Patent Law which he set up with great enthusiasm. Since 1992, he also was tutor of the CEIPI seminar preparing for paper D of the European Qualifying Examination.

Arnulf Weinzinger’s expertise and pedagogical competences, his enthusiasm, friendlyness and generosity were greatly appreciated by his colleagues from the CEIPI, with whom he built long-standing ties of friendship, and by the course participants. He was a key member of the CEIPI family. We will miss Arnulf.

The CEIPI pays tribute to Arnulf Weinzinger, who passed away on 5 June after a long illness, and expresses its most sincere condoleances to his family.

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