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Dr. Gisela Gerstberger


German Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney


Having herself worked for several years in the patent division of an international corporation, Gisela is very familiar with the internal procedures and structures usual in industrial environments, a fact which makes her ideally equipped to address clients’ specific questions and needs. She supports clients in creating and maintaining their patent portfolios and provides comprehensive advice on all aspects of patent law.

since 2018
Counsel at Maiwald
since 2016
Patent attorney at Maiwald
2014 - 2016
Patent attorney at an IP law firm
2006 - 2012
Patent attorney at ExxonMobil Chemical Europe Inc. in Brussels
2002 - 2006
Patent attorney at an IP law firm
1999 - 2002
Patent attorney trainee at an IP law firm

Admitted to practice as European patent attorney
Admitted to practice as German patent attorney
Studied law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen
Doctoral degree in the field of inorganic chemistry and organometallic catalysis from the Technical University of Munich
Studied chemistry at the Technical University of Munich

  • Patent prosecution and portfolio management
  • Filing strategies and drafting patent applications
  • Freedom-to-operate and validity analysis
  • Opposition and nullity proceedings
  • Advice on German employee invention law

  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • epi
  • GRUR
  • VPP

  • German
  • English
  • Dutch
  • French