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Dr. Patrick Heeger

Senior German and European Patent Attorney Trainee

M.Sc. Biomedicine

PhD Physics

Patrick Heeger is a patent attorney trainee at Maiwald. His activities are mainly focused on the protection of intellectual property in the fields of medical technology, biotechnology, and mechanical and plant engineering. He has particular expertise in the fields of biophotonics, optogenetics and laser medicine.

During his doctoral studies at Leibniz Universität Hannover and the Lower Saxony Centre for Biomedical Engineering, Implant Research and Development, he created a test system for a light-based cochlear implant consisting of a network of neurons from different physiological units, thereby establishing the basis for an optogenetic biohybrid cochlear implant.

since 2023
Patent attorney trainee at Maiwald
2022 - 2023
Patent attorney trainee at another IP firm

since 2022
Studies law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen
2014 - 2021
Doctorate in the field of biophysics at Leibniz University Hannover
2012 - 2014
Master's degree in biomedicine at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover
2009 - 2012
Bachelor's degree in biology at the Technical University of Braunschweig

  • Patent prosecution and portfolio management
  • Application strategies and drafting of patent applications
  • Freedom-to-operate- and validity opinions
  • Opposition and nullity proceedings

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