SciXess® GmbH (Germany) is an independent consulting company, exclusively focused on the Life Sciences Industry (Biotech, Pharmaceutical, Diagnostic  and MedTech companies). SciXess® offers hands-on consulting on all aspects of business strategy, including company consulting, patent strategy  consulting, IP in- and out-licensing, strategic alliances, joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions and company financing. Basis for our consulting approach is  our long lasting experience and our strict industry focus. Providing this in-depth expertise ultimately supports SciXess’ clients in their decision making  processes and in identifying the best strategic option. As value generation in the life sciences industry is mainly driven by innovations, the valuation of  intellectual property rights and an in-depth analysis of markets and competitors is a central element of any assessment approach and typically SciXess’  starting point to identify your best strategic option and to design a roadmap for you to put this option into practice. We invite you to experience the  difference of SciXess® for your business! We know that Biotech- and Pharma consulting as well as the valuation of innovations and technology driven companies is more than a business, it‘s a mission. That‘s why we are deeply committed to the needs of our clients. SciXess is a true strategic partner focusing on your industry and your special needs. Dr. Weiss regularly lectures on patent rights and patent valuation at the Medical University Innsbruck. As as an invited speaker of the Academy of the  European Patent Office he gives lectures on patent valuation and the foundation of academic spin-offs. He was consortium leader of the FP6 EU-project  “Intellectual Property Right Asset Management” (IPRAM) where he lectured on topics dealing with “Intellectual Property and how to make money out of it.”  throughout Europe. He is one of the strategic advisors of “biocat” (Barcelona, Spain), the Catalonian Biotech Cluster Organization, and coach at the  German “Science4Life” and the Austrian “Best of Biotech” business plan competitions. Since its foundation in 2002, SciXess® GmbH is headed by Dr. Ludwig Weiss. He has more than 15 years of hands on management experience in the Life Sciences Industry,  combined with a strong scientific background.  In his previous positions - amongst them as CEO of several biotech companies - Dr. Weiss was  responsible for numerous licensing agreements, strategic alliances and M&A deals. He studied Biology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and received his PhD degree  at the Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry (Martinsried, Germany) where he headed a working  group for many years, until he switched from the scientific to the business world.  Before founding his first Biotech company he received a Management Degree at the University of  Augsburg, where he also became a certified Rating Analyst through a qualification by Standard &  Poor’s and the University of Augsburg.  In addition, Dr. Weiss finished a study of international patent and trade mark law at the University  of Applied Sciences in Berlin and a study of patent management at the Management Center  Innsbruck.  Consulting Licensing Rating We look back to more than 10 years of success! © sciXess® 2002-2012 Legal Note