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Angela Zumstein

Partner
German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
Pharmacist

Angela Zumstein studied pharmacy at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich.  Part of her patent attorney training was carried out in the patent department of an internationally-operating Swiss pharma concern, where she gained valuable insights into the patent strategies of the pharmaceutical industry. Since she is the third generation of her family to choose the career of a patent attorney, she has particular knowledge of organic chemistry, especially in the fields of special chemicals, polymer chemistry and chemical process engineering.  She also assists clients in obtaining and enforcing supplementary protection certificates across the whole of the EEA.  In addition to managing international IP portfolios and securing supplementary protection certificates for clients’ intellectual property rights, she successfully represents clients in opposition, appeal and nullity proceedings.  She has been praised by clients as “highly professional and willing to understand the client’s issues.”

Career
Seit 2009

Partner, shareholder and managing director at Maiwald

Seit 2009

Patent attorney at Maiwald

2006-2009

Partner at an IP law firm

2003-2006

Patent attorney at an IP law firm

2000-2003

Patent attorney trainee at an IP law firm

Education
2005

Admitted to practice as European patent attorney

2003

Admitted to practice as German patent attorney

2000-2002

Studied law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen

1993-1998

Studied pharmacy at the Ludwig Maximilian University of München

Services
  • Patent prosecution and portfolio management
  • Filing strategies and drafting patent applications
  • Supplemental protection certificate proceedings
  • Freedom-to-operate and validity analysis
  • Opposition and nullity proceedings
  • Patent litigation
Recognitions
  • Recommended in Legal 500 Deutschland 2021
  • Recommended in Handelsblatt | Best Lawyers "Germany's Best Lawyers" 2020, 2021
  • MIP IP-Star 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Publications
  • Germany: EBA set to hear case on the legality of the EPO’s video proceedings, Managing Intellectual Property, 05/2021
Memberships
  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • epi
  • VPP
Languages

German, English, French