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Dr Fritz Zumstein

Of Counsel
German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
Chemist

In 2009 Fritz Zumstein merged the entire chemistry/pharma department of his former practice with Maiwald, where he now acts in a consultancy capacity.

Fritz acted in many cases involving landmark decisions of different judicial bodies (e.g. Federal Supreme Court, European Boards of Appeal). He has many years of experience in prosecuting and enforcing intellectual property rights, with particular focus on nullity proceedings and the preparation of expert opinions.

Career

2009

Of Counsel at Maiwald

2007-2009

Merger with a Munich based IP law firm

1970-2006

Partner at his training office

1966-1969

Patent attorney trainee in a Munich based IP law firm

Education

1963-1965

Doctoral degree in the field of peptide synthesis from the Institute for Organic Chemistry of the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

1957-1963

Studied chemistry at the Institute for Organic Chemistry of the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Services
  • Patent prosecution and portfolio management
  • Filing strategies and drafting patent applications
  • Supplemental protection certificates proceedings
  • Freedom-to-operate and validity analysis
  • Opposition and nullity proceedings
  • Patent litigation
Memberships
  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • epi
Languages

German, English, French, Italian