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  • PhD, Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology (2010)

  • Diploma in Biology (Genetics, Pharmacology, Cell Biology, Plant Physiology), University of Munich (2006)


  • German Patent Attorney

  • European Patent Attorney


  • Max-Planck PhD scholarship (2006-2008)

  • German Research Foundation (DFG) scholarships (2004 and 2005)

  • Award for the best university entrance diploma in chemistry by the "German Foundation of the Chemical Industry" (1999)

Dr. Matthias Traut is a partner at the firm Peterreins Schley. Prior to joining the firm he was an associate at Fish & Richardson P.C. from 2010 to 2015.

He is a German and European Patent Attorney and holds a PhD in Life Sciences. Over the last years, he has advanced his life sciences background becoming an expert in medical device technology. He has particular expertise in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in various fields of technology, including medical devices, life sciences, biotechnology, diagnostics, genetic engineering, immunology, and molecular biology. Besides his prosecution practice, Mr. Traut focuses on EPO opposition proceedings. He also advises start-ups as well as international companies in all aspects of patent law and provides in-depth patent infringement, patent invalidity, and freedom-to-operate opinions.


  • Mishra A, Traut MH, Becker L, Klopstock T, Stein V, Klein R (2014) Genetic evidence for the adhesion protein IgSF9/Dasm1 to regulate inhibitory synapse development independent of its intracellular domain. Journal of Neuroscience. 2014 Mar 19;34(12):4187-99.
  • Coehn M, Traut MH (2011) Analysis: How the Brüstle ruling has changed the law. Managing Intellectual Property. MIP Issue 2011 Oct 19.
  • Enes J, Langwieser N, Ruschel J, Carballosa-Gonzalez MM, Klug A, Traut MH, Ylera B, Tahirovic S, Hofmann F, Stein V, Moosmang S, Hentall ID, Bradke F (2010) Electrical activity suppresses axon growth through Ca(v)1.2 channels in adult primary sensory neurons. Current Biology. 2010 Jul 13;20(13):1154-64.
  • Traut MH, Berg D, Berg U, Mayerhofer A, Kunz L (2009) Identification and characterization of Ca2+ activated K+ channels in granulosa cells of the human ovary. Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology. 2009, Apr 8;7:28.
  • Essmann CL, Martinez E, Geiger JC, Zimmer M, Traut MH, Stein V, Klein R, Acker-Palmer A (2008) Serine phosphorylation of ephrinB2 regulates trafficking of synaptic AMPA receptors. Nature Neuroscience. 2008 Sep;11(9):1035-43.

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