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Dr. Kerstin Wolff


German Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney

UPC Representative

Ph.D. Molecular Biology and Microbiology

As a patent attorney at Maiwald, Kerstin’s work concerns all aspects of patent prosecution and enforcement in the field of biology.

Kerstin studied molecular biology and microbiology, with the focus on antibiotic resistance and redox regulation in mycobacteria.  As a post-doctoral scholar, she worked first on redox homeostasis and redox-stress response in mycobacteria and later – as associate scientist/postdoctoral fellow – on the development of antibiotics against Staphylococcus, in particular on biofilms and wall teichoic acids.

since 2019
Patent attorney at Maiwald
2015 - 2019
Trainee patent attorney at Maiwald

Admitted to practice before the UPC
Admitted to practice as European patent attorney
Admitted to practice as German patent attorney
2015 - 2018
Studying law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen
2013 - 2015
Associate scientist/Postdoctoral fellow at Merck Research Laboratories
2012 - 2013
Postdoctoral fellow at the Case Western Reserve University
2007 - 2012
Doctoral degree in the field of molecular biology and microbiology from the Case Western Reserve University
2005 - 2007
Bachelor’s degree in biology/chemistry from the Case Western Reserve University
2003 - 2005
Studied pre-degree in biology at the University of Göttingen

  • Patent prosecution and portfolio management
  • Filing strategies and drafting patent applications
  • Opposition and nullity proceedings

  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • epi

  • German
  • English
  • French