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Dr Gisela Gerstberger

Counsel
German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
Chemist

Having herself worked for several years in the patent division of an international corporation, Gisela Gerstberger 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.

Career

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

Education

2003

Admitted to practice as European patent attorney

2002

Admitted to practice as German patent attorney

1999-2002

Studied law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen

1996-1999

Doctoral degree in the field of inorganic chemistry and organometallic catalysis from the Technical University of Munich

1991-1996

Studied chemistry at the Technical University of Munich

Services
  • 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
Memberships
  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • epi
  • FICPI
  • GRUR
  • VPP
Languages

German, English, Dutch, French