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Dr. Ulrike Herr


German Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney

UPC Representative


Ulrike specializes in the fields of chemistry and pharmaceuticals, with particular emphasis on medicinal products, dental materials and organic chemistry such as polymers.

Ulrike provides counselling on patent portfolio strategies and portfolio management across a wide range of IP-related matters including validity, infringement and nullity proceedings, supplementary protection certificates, due diligence and freedom-to-operate. She drafts patent applications and oversees patent prosecution worldwide. She has successfully conducted numerous opposition and appeal proceedings before the EPO. She advised on and coordinated national and international filings of supplementary protection certificates. Ulrike is furthermore member of the Maiwald UPC taskforce and responsible for UPC related topics at Maiwald.

since 2022
Partner at Maiwald
2014 - 2022
Partner at an IP law firm
2014 - 2021
Member of the Board of Directors of the German Patent Attorney Association
2004 - 2013
Patent attorney at two IP law firms
1999 - 2004
Patent and Licensing Counsel at Bayer AG and Bayer CropScience AG

Admitted to practice before the UPC
Admitted to practice as German patent attorney
Admitted to practice as European Trademark and Design Attorney
2004 - 2006
Studied law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen
Admitted to practice as a European Patent Attorney
1995 - 1998
Doctoral degree in the field of organic chemistry from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
1989 - 1995
Studied chemistry at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, at the University of Sussex, Brighton, England (Erasmus Stipendium), and at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

  • Opposition, appeal and nullity proceedings
  • Freedom-to-operate- and validity opinions
  • Patent examination proceedings and portfolio management
  • Application strategies and drafting of patent applications
  • Patent litigation
  • Supplementary protection certificates proceedings

  • MIP IP Stars - Notable Practitioner 2023, 2024
  • Recommended in Legal 500 Deutschland 2023

  • Representation of a generic company in infringement proceedings and nullity proceedings for a supplementary protection certificate (SPC) regarding a combination drug for HIV treatment (see BGH X ZR 172/18 – Truvada).

  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • epi
  • VPP

  • German
  • English
  • French