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Dr. Eva Dörner


German Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney

UPC Representative


Eva advises and represents clients in securing, maintaining, enforcing and challenging intellectual property rights in the fields of chemistry, pharmacy and plant protection. In the field of chemistry, she has particular expertise in organic chemistry and organic synthesis. Within the areas of pharmacy and plant protection, her work mainly centers on small molecules, combination preparations and formulations.

During a secondment with an international chemical corporation, where her role was that of a patent professional with particular attention to plant protection, Eva became particularly skilled in developing filing strategies. She also spent a period of time with an American IP law firm where she acquired valuable insights into the rules and procedures of US patent law.

since 2017
Partner, shareholder and managing director at Maiwald
since 2013
Patent attorney at Maiwald
2011 - 2013
Patent attorney trainee at Maiwald
2009 - 2011
Patent attorney trainee at two different IP law firms

Admitted to practice before the UPC
Admitted to practice as European patent attorney
Admitted to practice as German patent attorney
2010 - 2012
Studied law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen
2006 - 2009
Doctoral degree in the field of organic chemistry from the University of Cologne
2001 - 2006
Studied chemistry at the University of Bonn

  • Patent prosecution and portfolio management
  • Filing strategies and drafting patent applications
  • Freedom-to-operate and validity analysis
  • Opposition and nullity proceedings
  • Patent litigation

  • Listed as "Excellent" in the Leaders League Rankings Germany 2022 and 2023 in the categorie Patent Prosecution, 2024 as "Leading"
  • Recommended in Handelsblatt | Best Lawyers "Germany's Best Lawyers" 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024
  • MIP IP Stars - Notable practitioner 2022, 2023, 2024
  • Recommended in Legal 500 Deutschland 2023, 2024
  • Listed in IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders 2022, 2023, 2024
  • Recommended as one of the world's leading intellectual property strategists by IAM Strategy 300 2022, 2023
  • Listed in the Leaders League shortlist as "Best IP Advisor Germany" (silver award) 2023
  • Recommended in IAM Patent 1000 “World’s Leading Patent Professionals” 2023
  • Recommended in Legal 500 EMEA 2022, 2023
  • „Recommended individual“ in the JUVE Patent Rankings - Patent filing - Germany, 2021

  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • epi
  • VPP
  • women in ip

  • German
  • English