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Dr. Annelie Wünsche


German Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney

UPC Representative


Annelie advises and represents companies in prosecuting patent and utility model applications and defending and challenging acquired IP rights in the areas of biochemistry, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. In particular, she advises and supports public research institutes and biotechnology companies in building patent portfolios and advises generics companies on market entry. Further key activities relate to the support of due diligence projects and the acquisition of supplementary protection certificates.

Annelie spent several months on secondment to a publicly listed biotechnology company in helping establish a patent portfolio in the area of immune therapy. Before entering the world of patent law, she gained valuable experience in industry from working in a pharma concern in the field of therapeutic antibodies, and in an optics and medical technology concern developing microscopy software.

since 2021
Partner at Maiwald
since 2014
Patent attorney at Maiwald
2011 - 2014
Patent attorney trainee at Maiwald

Admitted to practice before the UPC
Admitted to practice as European patent attorney
Admitted to practice as German patent attorney
2011 - 2013
Studied law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen
2007 - 2011
Doctoral degree in the field of cell biology from Heidelberg University (doctoral research at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory Heidelberg (EMBL) with research stint at the Research Institute of Molecular Biology (IMP))
2002 - 2007
Studied biology at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

  • Patent prosecution and portfolio management
  • Supplementary protection certificates proceedings
  • Opposition and nullity proceedings
  • Patent litigation
  • Freedom-to-operate and validity analysis
  • Filing strategies and drafting patent applications
  • Authorized to represent before the Austrian Patent Office

  • Recommended in Legal 500 EMEA 2023, 2024
  • Recommended in Legal 500 Deutschland 2023, 2024
  • MIP IP – Rising Star 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Doctoral Scholarship of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory

  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • epi

  • German
  • English