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Dr Eva Dörner


German Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney


Eva Dörner advises and represents clients in securing, maintaining, enforcing and challenging intellectual property rights in the fields of chemistry, pharmacy and plant protection. In the field of chemistry, she has particular expertise in organic chemistry and organic synthesis. Within the areas of pharmacy and plant protection, her work mainly centers on small molecules, combination preparations and formulations.

During a secondment with an international chemical corporation, where her role was that of a patent professional with particular attention to plant protection, Eva became particularly skilled in developing filing strategies. She also spent a period of time with an American IP law firm where she acquired valuable insights into the rules and procedures of US patent law.

Since 2017
Partner, shareholder and managing director at Maiwald
Since 2013
Patent attorney at Maiwald
Patent attorney trainee at Maiwald
Patent attorney trainee at two different IP law firms

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 organic chemistry from the University of Cologne
Studied chemistry at the University of Bonn

  • Patent prosecution and portfolio management
  • Filing strategies and drafting patent applications
  • Freedom-to-operate and validity analysis
  • Opposition and nullity proceedings
  • Patent litigation

  • Recommended in Handelsblatt | Best Lawyers "Germany's Best Lawyers" 2021
  • Recommended in Legal 500 Deutschland 2020, 2021
  • Recommended in Chambers Europe Guide 2019
  • Scholarship of the “Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes”
  • Kekulé Scholarship of the Chemical Industry Fund

  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • epi
  • VPP
  • women in ip

  • German
  • English