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Heike Röder-Hitschke, LL.M.

Certified Specialist Lawyer for Intellectual Property

Since 2005 Heike Röder-Hitschke has been advising and supporting national and international businesses in all areas of intellectual property protection, competition- and IP-related antitrust law, with particular focus on patent law and the law on employee inventions. She also advises on and prepares IP and technology-related contracts. She has many years of experience in coordinating infringement cases (patents, utility models, supplementary protection certificates) and assists in parallel validity proceedings. Her professional activities are mainly focused on the areas of pharma and life sciences as well as engineering. She also has wide-ranging expertise in trademark matters.

Heike is a lecturer at the Technical University of Dresden. She regularly holds talks and seminars on patent and licensing contracts as well as on IP-related procedural law.


Since 2019

Counsel at Maiwald

Since 2013

Attorney-at-law at Maiwald


Attorney-at-law at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP


Attorney-at-law at Knauthe


Attorney-at-law (freelance) at two IP law firms


Research assistant at the Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Media Law (IGEWEM) of the TU Dresden


Attorney-at-law at GÖRG


Since 2010

Certified specialist for Intellectual Property Rights


Master’s degree in „International Studies in Intellectual Property Law“ (LL.M.) from the TU Dresden with a study stay at the Centre d’Etudes International de la Propriété Intellectuelle (CEIPI) at the University of Strasbourg

2003Admitted to the bar


Trainee lawyer in Berlin


Studied law at the Humboldt University of Berlin

  • Patent Litigation
  • Warning letters
  • Preliminary injunction proceedings and protective briefs
  • Cancellation and nullity proceedings
  • Drafting of contracts
  • Recommended in Legal 500 Deutschland 2021
  • MIP IP – Rising Star 2018/2019
  • "Connected cars, SEP and FRAND - CJEU referral with a focus on multi-tier supply chains", Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, 05/2021
  • "Halbleiterschutz, Sortenschutz, Know-how-Schutz", in: Gewerblicher Rechts­schutz und Wettbewerbsrecht – Praxishandbuch, Götting/Meyer/Vormbrock (eds.), Nomos, 2nd edition, 2019
  • "The Protection of Trade Secrets and Know-how in Preliminary Proceedings", in: Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights – Necessary Instruments versus Over-Enforcement, Götting/du Vall/Röder-Hitschke (eds.), Nomos, 2011
  • "Grundlagen des Patentrechts", in: Handbuch des Technikrechts, Schulte/Schröder (eds.), Springer, 2nd edition, 2011 (together with Horst-Peter Götting)
  • "Strafrechtlicher Schutz vor Produktpiraterie im europäischen Rahmen – Notwendige Harmonisierung oder grenzwertiger Protektionismus?" in: Überprotektion durch Geistiges Eigentum?, Götting/Lunze (eds.), Nomos, 2009
  • Bar Association
  • IGEWeM
  • GRUR
  • LES

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