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Dr Melanie Hacker

Patent Attorney Trainee

Melanie Hacker is a patent attorney trainee 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 2017

Trainee patent attorney at Maiwald


Since 2017

Studying law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen


Doctoral degree in the field of organic chemistry from the University of Regensburg


Master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Regensburg


Bachelor’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