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Monika Hofmann

German Patent Attorney
M.Sc. Biomedical Technology

Monika Hofmann joined the Maiwald team in 2019. As a qualified patent attorney, her work mainly focuses on intellectual property protection in the field of engineering.

As an engineer for biomedical technology with special emphasis on ophthalmological technology and biomechanics, Monika Hofmann initially worked in a medical technology company as development engineer on the refinement and development of medical devices and products used in the treatment and care of tracheostomized and laryngectomized patients. With the aim of optimizing medical devices and equipment and obtaining appropriate patent rights protection for inventors, she switched her focus towards intellectual property protection, utilizing her industrial experience to provide optimal professional advice to clients.

Since 2019German patent attorney at Maiwald
2015-2019Patent attorney trainee at an IP law firm
2013-2015Development engineer at a medical technology company
2019Admitted to practice as German patent attorney
2015-2018Studied law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen
2010-2012Master’s degree in biomedical technology at the Technische Universität Ilmenau
2007-2010Bachelor’s degree in biomedical technology at the Technische Universität Ilmenau
  • Patent examination proceedings and portfolio management
  • Application strategies and drafting of patent applications
  • Process for obtaining supplementary protection certificates
  • Opposition and nullity proceedings
  • Patent litigation
  • German Patent Attorney Association


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