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Heike Röder-Hitschke



Certified IP Lawyer

UPC Representative

LL.M. "International Studies in Intellectual Property Law“

Since 2005 Heike has been advising and supporting national and international businesses in all areas of intellectual property protection, competition- and IP-related antitrust law, with particular focus on patent law and the law on employee inventions. She also advises on and prepares IP and technology-related contracts. She has many years of experience in coordinating infringement cases (patents, utility models, supplementary protection certificates) and assists in parallel validity proceedings. Her professional activities are mainly focused on the areas of pharma and life sciences as well as engineering. She also has wide-ranging expertise in trademark matters.

Heike is a lecturer at the Technical University of Dresden. She regularly holds talks and seminars on patent and licensing contracts as well as on IP-related procedural law. Heike is furthermore member of the Maiwald UPC taskforce and responsible for UPC related topics at Maiwald.

since 2019
Counsel at Maiwald
since 2013
Attorney-at-law at Maiwald
2010 - 2013
Attorney-at-law at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
2007 - 2008
Attorney-at-law at Knauthe
2005 - 2010
Attorney-at-law (freelance) at two IP law firms
2004 - 2010
Research assistant at the Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Media Law (IGEWEM) of the TU Dresden
2001 - 2003
Attorney-at-law at GÖRG

Admitted to practice before the UPC
since 2010
Certified specialist for Intellectual Property Rights
2003 - 2004
Master’s degree in „International Studies in Intellectual Property Law“ (LL.M.) from the TU Dresden with a study stay at the Centre d’Etudes International de la Propriété Intellectuelle (CEIPI) at the University of Strasbourg
Admitted to the bar
1999 - 2001
Trainee lawyer in Berlin
1993 - 1998
Studied law at the Humboldt University of Berlin

  • Patent Litigation
  • Warning letters
  • Preliminary injunction proceedings and protective briefs
  • Cancellation and nullity proceedings
  • Drafting of contracts

  • MIP IP Stars - Notable practitioner 2021, 2022, 2024
  • Recommended in Legal 500 EMEA 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024
  • Recommended in Legal 500 Deutschland 2021, 2022, 2023
  • MIP IP Stars - Rising Star 2018/2019

  • Bar Association
  • IGEWeM
  • GRUR
  • LES

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