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Susanne Schmitz, LL.M.

Senior Associate
German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
Graduate Engineer (architecture)

In addition to specialist knowledge in the field of building technology, building construction and building materials, Susanne Schmitz also has extensive knowledge in a wide variety of other technical fields, such as motor vehicles, in particular drive and engine technology, and medical devices.

Susanne mainly handles cases relating to prosecution and enforcement of IP rights, including both technical protective rights as well as trademark and design rights.

Career

Since 2008

Patent attorney at Maiwald

2006-2008

Patent attorney at an IP law firm

2003-2006

Patent attorney trainee at an IP law firm

1992-2003

Architect for various project planning and development companies

Education

2012

Master’s degree "European Intellectual Property Law" (LL.M.) at the University of Hagen

2008

Admitted to practice as European patent attorney

2006

Admitted to practice as German patent attorney

2003-2006

Studied law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen

1992

Finished her studies in architecture at the RWTH Aachen University

Services
  • Patent prosecution and portfolio management
  • Filing strategies and drafting patent applications
  • Freedom-to-operate and validity analysis
  • Opposition and nullity proceedings
  • Litigation based on infringement of a patent, trademark or design
  • Trademark and design applications
Memberships
  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • epi
  • VPP
  • GRUR
Languages

German, English, Dutch