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Dr. Melanie Selwitschka

Senior Associate

German Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney

M.Sc. Chemistry

Melanie is a patent attorney at Maiwald. She studied chemistry at the University of Regensburg. In the course of her doctoral research, Melanie acquired specialized knowledge in the field of organic chemistry, in particular colloid chemistry.

Melanie’s professional activities include all aspects of patent prosecution including contentious proceedings before the EPO in the field of organic chemistry, pharmaceuticals, and plant protection. Her main tasks involve drafting and prosecuting patent applications relating to small molecules and formulations thereof. She has extensive experience in the field of drug delivery, e.g., in connection with transdermal and oral formulations.

since 2020
Patent attorney at Maiwald
2017 - 2020
Trainee patent attorney at Maiwald

Admitted to practice as European patent attorney
Admitted to practice as German patent attorney
2017 - 2020
Studied law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen
2013 - 2017
Doctoral degree in the field of organic chemistry from the University of Regensburg
2011 - 2013
Master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Regensburg

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

  • German
  • English