Dr. Toke Kövener

Professional activity

Before entering the field of intellectual property law, Toke Kövener worked in the world of particle accelerators and ion sources. He studied physics in Hamburg and was able to gain experience in accelerator research at DESY, which is also located in Hamburg. He did his doctoral thesis at CERN near Geneva where he did research on a heavy ion source, also in a subsequent fellowship. Now Toke makes use of his ability to document even technically complicated facts in an understandable way in the preparation of patent applications and their support in the granting procedure.

Areas of expertise

  • Mechanics
  • Metrology
  • Process engineering
  • Ion sources and particle accelerators
  • Optics and Spectroscopy


2022Joined Keller Schneider Patent- und Markenanwälte AG as patent engineer
2019-2022Senior Fellow at CERN near Geneva
2020Doctorate in Physics by the University of Hamburg
2016-2019Doctoral student at CERN near Geneva
2016Graduation in physics as M.Sc. by the University of Hamburg