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Maiwald appoints Susanne Schmitz as Partner

With effect from 1 December 2019, Susanne Schmitz has taken on the role of partner with Maiwald, one of Germany's leading law firms in the field of intellectual property protection.

Susanne Schmitz studied architecture at the Rheinisch-Westfälischen Technischen Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen. After working for a time as an architect with various project planning and development companies among others, she embarked on a career as patent attorney. She qualified as a German patent attorney in 2006 and as a European patent attorney in 2008. She joined Maiwald in the same year.

Besides having specialized knowledge of the technologies of building materials and building structures, Susanne Schmitz also possesses in-depth knowledge in a wide variety of other technical fields, including the automotive sector, powertrain and engine technology as well as medical technology.

Susanne's work is primarily focused on patent prosecution, but also extends to trademarks and design rights.

"Susanne Schmitz has been a valued member of our engineering team for many years. We are now delighted to have a further highly experienced partner as part of our team", says Maiwald partner Dr-Ing. Sophie Ertl.