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German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
Representative before the UPC
Angela Zumstein is a partner and managing director at Maiwald. She is an internationally recognised German and European patent attorney with a strong pharmaceutical background. She coordinates patent prosecution for clients worldwide and manages large patent portfolios. She provides strategic advice on matters such as opposition and nullity actions, as well as on post-grant management of IP portfolios. Angela has particular expertise in the field of organic chemistry, including speciality chemicals, catalysts, polymer chemistry and chemical engineering. She also handles the grant and enforcement of supplementary protection certificates throughout the EEA.
Angela provides expert advice to a broad range of domestic and international clients from both the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. For several years, Angela has been highly involved in addressing and working with international clients and is responsible for the Chinese market.
Angela has many times been listed as “IP Star” by Managing International Property (MIP) magazine and was also recommended as one of “Germany’s Best Lawyers” by Handelsblatt. She is regularly ranked as “Recommended Lawyer” by Legal 500 Germany which described her as providing “highest quality of work, very service-oriented and easy to deal with. The best representation in opposition proceedings […] in years. Makes complex issues appear simple”.
She has been praised by clients as “highly professional and willing to understand the client’s issues.”
"Angela Zumstein has extensive portfolio management experience and regularly advises on SPC enforcement issues. A diligent and broadranging technician, she serves up technically precise and commercially informed prosecution work."
– IAM Patent 1000, 2023
"Angela Zumstein: Highest quality of work, very service-oriented and easy to deal with. The best representation in opposition proceedings I've seen in years. Makes complex issues appear simple."
– Legal 500 EMEA, 2021