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Dr Eva Ehlich


German Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney


Eva represents European, US and Japanese companies in the chemical, biochemical and pharmaceutical sectors whom she advises and assists in prosecuting, defending, enforcing and challenging IP rights in Germany, Europe and worldwide. Along with preparing freedom-to-operate and validity analyses she has experience in patent litigation and strategic patent filing, especially in the area of drug delivery, pharmaceutics and medical uses (small molecules and biologics) as well as in coordinating international patent portfolios and freedom-to-operate strategies. Eva has received numerous recognitions for her professional activities as a patent attorney.

since 2012
Partner, shareholder and managing director at Maiwald
since 2004
Patent attorney at Maiwald
2001 - 2004
Patent attorney trainee at Maiwald

Passed the US patent agent examination
Admitted to practice as European patent attorney
Admitted to practice as German patent attorney
2001 - 2004
Studied law for patent attorneys at University of Hagen
1998 - 2001
Doctoral degree in the field of chemistry from the Technical University of Munich
1992 - 1998
Studied chemistry at the Technical University of Munich

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

  • Recommended in Legal 500 Deutschland 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Listed in IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders 2022, 2023
  • "Highly recommended attorney" in JUVE Patent Rankings Germany 2021, 2022
  • Ranked as "Excellent" in the Leaders League Rankings Germany 2022 in the categorie Patent Prosecution
  • Featured among Managing IP’s Top 250 Women in IP 2022
  • Recommended by IAM Strategy 300 as the World's leading IP Strategist, 2021, 2022
  • Recommended in IAM Patent 1000 “World’s Leading Patent Professionals” 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Recommended in MIP IP Stars 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • "Frequently recommended lawyer" in the JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms 2017/ 2018, 2017/2018, 2018/2019, 2019/2020, 2020/2021, 2021/2022
  • Recommended in Handelsblatt | Best Lawyers "Germany's Best Lawyers" 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Recommended in Legal 500 EMEA 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

  • In particular with respect to small molecules and biologics attending to and representing crucial patent portfolios and providing freedom-to-operate strategies. Her work includes opposition proceedings, appeal proceedings and petition for review proceedings before the European Patent Office as well as participation in various infringement proceedings and proceedings before the German Constitutional Court, inter alia concerning pain medicaments such as Butrans®/Norspan®.

  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • epi
  • GRUR

  • German
  • English