B.A (Hons) Physics, M.Sc. Solid State Physics, Ph.D.
Robert Harrison is a founding partner of SONNENBERG HARRISON. Robert Harrison has been working in the field of intellectual property since 1990. He is a registered German, French and European patent and trademark attorney. His work focuses on the fields of semiconductors, chemical engineering, computer science, photonics, telecommunications, microtechnology and biophysics.


His work includes the development, licensing and marketing of IP portfolios for companies. He works with startups and small and medium sized companies to integrate their business strategy with their innovations. Robert Harrison ist a member of the Board of the European Quantum Industry Consortium and the German Australian Business Council.

Robert Harrison speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and some Portuguese.


  • German Patentanwalt (Patent and Trademark Attorney)
  • French Patent and Trademark Attorney (CPI mentions brevet et marques)
  • European Patent Attorney
  • European Patent Litigator
  • European Trademark Attorney
  • European Design Attorney
  • Member, Munich Bar Association


  • Since 2020

    Founding partner at Sonnenberg Harrison
  • 2004-2020

    Partner with 24IP Law Group
  • 2001-2004

    Head of a German office of a major British intellectual property law firm
  • Seit 2001

    Patent and trademark attorney
  • 1995-2001

    European IP Counsel, W.L.Gore & Associates, Germany
  • 1990-1995

    Patent Engineer, IBM Germany
  • 1987-1999

    Examiners European Patent Office
  • 1987

    Doctorate at Sheffield University
  • 1983

    Studied physics at Oxford University