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Dr. Michaela Weigel-Krusemarck


German Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney

UPC Representative


Michaela has many years of experience in patent examination and opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office [EPO) and the German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO) as well as corresponding appeal proceedings before the EPO Boards of Appeal and the Federal Patent Court, respectively. Michaela has moreover frequently and successfully conducted patent and utility model infringement proceedings, nullity proceedings (also before the German Federal Supreme Court) and utility model cancellation proceedings. A significant part of her work relates to the preparation of opinions on freedom-to-operate, infringement and validity questions.

Michaela obtained her doctorate at the Institute of Medical Physics at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg on dedicated computed tomography of the female breast. She chose superconductivity as the subject of her diploma thesis, during which she acquired expert knowledge in low-temperature physics.

since 2023
German and European Patent Attorney at Maiwald
2015 - 2023
German and European Patent Attorney at a different IP law firm
2011 - 2015
Patent attorney trainee at a different IP law firm

Admitted to practice before the UPC
Admitted to practice as European patent attorney
Admitted to practice as German patent attorney
2012 - 2014
Studied "Law for Patent Attorneys" at the FernUniversität Hagen
2008 - 2011
Doctorate at Institute of Medical Physics and Microtissue Engineering at the Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
2002 - 2008
Studied physics at the University of Bayreuth and the University of Exeter

  • Drafting patent applications and conducting patent grant proceedings
  • Handling opposition, nullity and utility model cancellation proceedings
  • Conducting infringement proceedings
  • Preparing expert opinions on infringement, freedom-to-operate and legal validity
  • Strategic planning

  • German
  • English