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Patent Attorney Trainee

Dr. Natalia Tronko

Senior German and European Patent Attorney Trainee


Natalia is a patent attorney trainee at Maiwald. During her time as a scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics she worked with application of perturbation methods for development of accurate reduced models for plasma turbulence also permitting accurate numerical simulations of nuclear fusion. As a lecturer at the Technical University of Munich, she developed and taught specialist courses for PhD students and acted as co-supervisor for doctoral theses.

She was recruited by the Mathematical Science Research Institute of the University of Berkeley, California as an international expert in the field of theoretical nuclear fusion. Natalia regularly published her scientific work in high-impact journals, such as Computer Physics Communications and Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. She has also acted as referee for these journals.

since 2020
Patent attorney trainee at Maiwald
2014 - 2020
Research assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics
2015 - 2019
Lecturer at the Faculty of Mathematics, Technical University Munich
2012 - 2014
Postdoctoral researcher at York Plasma Institute
2010 - 2012
Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Warwick

since 2020
Studying law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen
2007 - 2010
Doctoral degree in the field of theoretical and mathematical physics, nuclear fusion, plasma physics at the University of Aix-Marseille
2006 - 2007
Master’s degree in theoretical physics, astrophysics, particle physics and mathematics from the University of Aix-Marseille
2001 - 2005
Bachelor’s degree in physics from the Saint Petersburg State University

  • Patent examination proceedings and portfolio management
  • Application strategies and drafting of patent applications
  • Freedom-to-operate- and validity opinions
  • Opposition proceedings

  • 2018 Scholarship from the Mathematical Science Research Institute of the University of California, Berkeley
  • 2006 Scholarship of the French government
  • 2001 Winner of the Regional Physics Olympiad Saint Petersburg

  • French
  • English
  • German
  • Russian