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Dr Melanie Hacker


German Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney

M.Sc. Chemistry

Melanie is a patent attorney at Maiwald. Her professional activities include obtaining, defending, enforcing and challenging intellectual property rights in the fields of chemistry and pharmaceuticals, construction chemistry and plant protection. Her main tasks involve drafting and processing patent applications relating to small molecules and organic synthesis.

In the course of her doctoral research, Melanie acquired specialized knowledge in the fields of organic chemistry, in particular colloid chemistry. While studying for her doctoral degree, she gained valuable international experience through attending conferences in Istanbul, Weimar, Berlin and the USA.

since 2020
Patent attorney at Maiwald
2017 - 2020
Trainee patent attorney at Maiwald

Admitted to practice as European patent attorney
Admitted to practice as German patent attorney
2017 - 2020
Studied law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen
2013 - 2017
Doctoral degree in the field of organic chemistry from the University of Regensburg
2011 - 2013
Master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Regensburg

  • Patent prosecution and portfolio management
  • Filing strategies and drafting patent applications
  • Freedom-to-operate and validity analysis
  • Opposition proceedings

  • German
  • English