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Dr. Kerstin Reitwießner


German Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney

UPC Representative


Kerstin’s scientific background extends to the fields of organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, chemical engineering and cell biology. Her specialist and technical expertise in these fields enables her to provide first class strategic advice to clients on all IP-related matters.

Kerstin also handles European opposition proceedings and prepares patent infringement opinions as well as assessments on validity and relevance of patents.

since 2021
Counsel at Maiwald
since 2017
Patent attorney at Maiwald
2010 - 2017
Patent attorney at an IP law firm
2006 - 2010
Patent attorney trainee at an IP law firm

Admitted to practice before the UPC
Admitted to practice as European patent attorney
Admitted to practice as German patent attorney
2007 - 2010
Studied law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen
2000 - 2005
Doctoral degree in the field of biochemistry from the Technische Universität Darmstadt
1993 - 2000
Studied chemistry at the Technische Universität Darmstadt

  • Patent prosecution and portfolio management
  • Filing strategies and drafting patent applications
  • Supplementary protection certificates proceedings
  • Freedom-to-operate and validity analysis
  • Patent infringement opinions
  • Opposition and nullity proceedings
  • Patent litigation

  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • epi
  • GDCh

  • German
  • English
  • French