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Angela Zumstein


German Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney


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.”

since 2009
Partner, shareholder and managing director at Maiwald
since 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

Admitted to practice as European patent attorney
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

  • 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

  • Recommended in Legal 500 Deutschland 2021, 2022
  • Recommended in Handelsblatt | Best Lawyers "Germany's Best Lawyers" 2020
  • MIP IP-Star 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • epi
  • VPP

  • German
  • English
  • French