Wulf Höflich, born in 1962, studied Aeronautical Engineering at the Technical University of Munich. He received his degree in 1990. He is married and has three sons. He speaks German, English and French. He is a passionate private pilot and loves skiing.
Starting his career at aircraft engine manufacturer MTU as engineer and patent professional he passed the German Patent Bar Examination in 1995.
Subsequently he was in charge of intellectual property departments of companies in the aerospace and automotive sector: Knorr-Bremse, General Motors Europe / Adam Opel AG and Airbus Group. Together with colleagues from Knorr-Bremse he founded the law firm AKLaw in Munich. As Chief Intellectual Property Officer of Airbus Group Wulf Höflich chaired Airbus Group Intellectual Property organisation which is one of Europe’s 1.000+ first filing companies. To leverage Airbus Groups’ technology portfolio he established a Technology Licensing organisation which concluded transactions from which companies such as Maserati took advantage.
Wulf Höflich is speaker at international congresses, seminars and universities, e.g. he lectured at the University of Applied Sciences in Ingolstadt. At recent events he was invited to share his experience on subjects like Technology Licensing and IP rights in the context of 3D printing. He has contributed to various article in international and corporate magazines about the subject of intellectual property management and technology licensing.