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Dr Annelie Wünsche

German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney

Annelie Wünsche advises and represents companies in prosecuting patent and utility model applications and defending and challenging acquired IP rights in the areas of biochemistry, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. In particular, she advises and supports public research institutes and biotechnology companies in building patent portfolios and advises generics companies on market entry. Further key activities relate to the support of due diligence projects and the acquisition of supplementary protection certificates.

Annelie spent several months on secondment to a publicly listed biotechnology company in helping establish a patent portfolio in the area of immune therapy. Before entering the world of patent law, she gained valuable experience in industry from working in a pharma concern in the field of therapeutic antibodies, and in an optics and medical technology concern developing microscopy software.


Since 2021

Partner at Maiwald

Since 2014

Patent attorney at Maiwald


Patent attorney trainee at Maiwald

Since 2017

Authorized to represent before the Austrian Patent Office


Admitted to practice as European patent attorney


Admitted to practice as German patent attorney


Studied law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen


Doctoral degree in the field of cell biology from Heidelberg University (doctoral research at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory Heidelberg (EMBL) with research stint at the Research Institute of Molecular Biology (IMP))


Studied biology at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

  • Patent prosecution and portfolio management
  • Supplementary protection certificates proceedings
  • Opposition and nullity proceedings
  • Patent litigation
  • Freedom-to-operate and validity analysis
  • Filing strategies and drafting patent applications
  • Authorized to represent before the Austrian Patent Office
  • Doctoral Scholarship of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory
  • MIP IP – Rising Star 2018, 2019, 2020
  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • epi

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