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Dr Anja Friedrich

Senior Associate
German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
Chemist

Anja Friedrich advises and represents clients in Germany, Europe and worldwide in matters involving the prosecution, maintenance, defense and assignment of intellectual property rights in the fields of chemistry, chemical process engineering and pharmacy. She also handles infringement issues on behalf of clients and prepares freedom-to-operate and validity opinions. Clients particularly value her specialized knowledge in the area of drug delivery and her long years of experience in the field of intellectual property rights both within Europe and worldwide.

Career

Since 2014

Patent attorney at Maiwald

2011-2014

Patent attorney trainee at Maiwald

2002-2002

Chemical-technical assistant at the German Research Institute for Food Chemistry (DFA)

Education

2016

Admitted to practice as European patent attorney

2014

Admitted to practice as German patent attorney

2011-2013

Studied law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen

2008-2010

Doctoral degree in the field of organometallic chemistry from the Technical University of Munich

2002-2007

Studied chemistry at the Technical University of Munich

2000-2002

Training as a state-certified chemical-technical assistant at the chemical school Dr Erwin Elhardt in Munich

Services
  • Patent prosecution and portfolio management
  • Filing strategies and drafting patent applications
  • Freedom-to-operate and validity analysis
  • Opposition and nullity proceedings
  • Patent litigation
Recognitions
  • Emil Erlenmeyer Medal of the Technical University of Munich 2011
  • Research Fellowship of the Bavarian Elite Network (ENB) of the State Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts 2008, 2010
Publications
  • Inescapable trap for German parts of European patents, Managing Intellectual Property, 10/2014
Memberships
  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • epi
Languages

German, English, Spanish, French