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Dr Stefanie Parchmann

Partner
German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
Chemist

Stefanie Parchmann advises and represents clients from the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, biochemical and chemical industries through all stages of patent prosecution and as well as in patent opposition and appeal proceedings. She also prepares freedom-to-operate and validity opinions.

Having worked for many years as laboratory supervisor and project coordinator in custom manufacturing with a large chemical-pharmaceutical company, Stefanie has first-hand knowledge of the needs of industry with regard to intellectual property protection.

Stefanie lectures on patent law at the Technical University of Munich.

Career

Since 2018

Partner at Maiwald

Since 2018Lecturer for patent law at the Technical University of Munich

Since 2008

Patent attorney at Maiwald

2004-2007

Patent attorney trainee at an IP law firm

1998-2003

Project and laboratory manager at a chemical-pharmaceutical company

Education

2008

Admitted to practice as European patent attorney

2008

Admitted to practice as German patent attorney

2004-2006

Studied law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen

1995-1998

Doctoral degree in the field of biochemistry from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

1989-1995

Studied chemistry and biochemistry at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Services
  • Patent prosecution and portfolio management
  • Filing strategies and drafting patent applications
  • Freedom-to-operate and validity analysis
  • Opposition and nullity proceedings
  • Patent litigation
Publications
  • Chocolate bunnies cannot be trade marks, Managing Intellectual Property, 01/2011
  • Binding effect of EPO decisions, Managing Intellectual Property, 07/2010
  • Chocolate trademarks reviewed, Managing Intellectual Property, 03/2010
  • Uncertainty over disclaiming positively disclosed embodiments, Managing Intellectual Property, 10/2009
  • EPO Enlarged Board to consider dosage regimen claims, Managing Intellectual Property, 07/2008
  • London Agreement and Enforcement Directive implemented, Managing Intellectual Property, 01/2008
Important cases
  • Representation of a client before the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office in proceedings G1/16, which led to a hallmark decision on the use of disclaimers in patent claims
Memberships
  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • epi
  • FICPI
  • GRUR
Languages

German, English