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Dr Ina Bürck

Associate
German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
Biologist

Ina Bürck, née Lauinger, advises clients from the life science, pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors with regard to patent and utility model prosecution and oppositions. She is particularly experienced in proceedings involving new diagnostic tests and therapies, e.g. with antibodies. She also represents organizations and interest groups as well as biotechnology companies in relation to plant patents.

A considerable part of Ina’s work relates to contentious patent issues and litigation. For example, she represents a large concern operating in the field of prenatal diagnostics in cases involving patent disputes arising in this particular field. In addition, Ina has considerable expertise in the fields of infectious diseases and purification procedures for proteins and nucleic acids. During her time in England, she was a member of an ethics committee and involved in clinical trial approvals. 

Career

Since 2016

Patent attorney at Maiwald

2013-2016

Patent attorney trainee at Maiwald and another IP law firm

Education

2016

Admitted to practice as European patent attorney

2016

Admitted to practice as German patent attorney

2013-2015

Studied law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen

2011-2012

Postdoc at King's College London in collaboration with St. Thomas Hospital, London (piccornaviruses in small children)

2007-2011

Doctoral degree in the field of biochemistry with scholarship from the School of Pharmacy, University College London with research stints at the Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel and at the University of Geneva (plant compounds against malaria)

2002-2006

Studied biology at the University of Cologne

Services
  • Patent prosecution and portfolio management
  • Filing strategies and drafting patent applications
  • Supplementary protection certificates proceedings
  • Freedom-to-operate and validity analysis
  • Opposition and nullity proceedings
  • Patent litigation
Recognitions
  • MIP IP – Rising Star 2018, 2019
Memberships
  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • epi
  • FICPI
  • AIPPI
  • ChIPs
Languages

German, English