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Senior Associate

Dr Ines Pfaffeneder

Senior Associate

German Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney


Ines is a patent attorney and chemist. She is particularly interested in organic chemistry, which explains her decision to focus on total synthesis and catalytic evaluations during numerous internships, including one at the University of British Columbia, while pursuing her master’s degree. Her doctoral research concerned the organic synthesis of hypermodified tRNA nucleosides and prebiotic synthesis of purine nucleosides.

since 2018
Patent attorney at Maiwald
2016 - 2017
Patent attorney trainee at Maiwald
2013 - 2015
Patent attorney trainee at an IP law firm

Admitted to practice as European patent attorney
Admitted to practice as German patent attorney
2013 - 2016
Studied law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen
2010 - 2013
Doctoral degree in the field of organic chemistry from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
2007 - 2009
Master’s degree in chemistry from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
2004 - 2007
Bachelor’s degree in chemistry and biochemistry from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

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

  • Prize of the Dr Klaus Römer Foundation for the Master's thesis 2010

  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • epi
  • GDCh

  • German
  • English
  • French