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Senior Associate

Dr Ina Bürck

Senior Associate

German Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney


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. 

Since 2016
Patent attorney at Maiwald
Patent attorney trainee at Maiwald and another 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
Postdoc at King's College London in collaboration with St. Thomas Hospital, London (piccornaviruses in small children)
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)
Studied biology at the University of Cologne

  • 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

  • MIP IP – Rising Star 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • epi
  • ChIPs

  • German
  • English