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Senior Associate

Dr Vera Tiefbrunner

Senior Associate

German Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney


Vera’s expertise as German and European patent attorney is based on a solid scientific background in the fields of organic and pharmaceutical chemistry as well as inorganic and polymer chemistry. Her professional work mainly focuses on patent prosecution, including oppositions, in the fields of organic and inorganic chemistry as well as pharmaceuticals. She also regularly prepares freedom-to-operate and validity opinions on behalf of clients.

since 2003
Patent attorney at Maiwald
2000 - 2003
Patent attorney trainee at Maiwald

Admitted to practice as European patent attorney
Admitted to practice as German patent attorney
2000 - 2003
Studied law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen
1995 - 1999
Doctoral degree in the field of organical chemistry from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
until 1995
Studied chemistry at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

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

  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • epi

  • German
  • English
  • French