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Dr Regina Neuefeind

Partner

German Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney

Biologist

Regina Neuefeind advises and represents clients in securing, defending, enforcing and challenging intellectual property rights in Germany, Europe and around the world. Her main professional activities relate to the preparation of freedom-to-operate and validity opinions and due diligence analyses. She also represents clients in complex opposition, nullity and infringement proceedings in the fields of molecular biology, biochemistry, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, with special focus on protein-based drugs and biosimilars as well as plant biotechnology.

Since 2001
Partner, shareholder and managing director at Maiwald
Since 1999
Patent attorney at Maiwald
1996-1999
Patent attorney trainee at Maiwald

2004-2006
Master’s degree in „European Intellectual Property Law“ (LL.M.) from the University of Hagen with a focus on "European and International Civil Procedure Law" and "Patent Infringement and Nullity in England and France"
2001
Admitted to practice as European patent attorney
1999
Admitted to practice as German patent attorney
1996-1998
Studied law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen
1995
Postdoc research work at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
1992-1994
Doctoral degree in biology from the University of Hohenheim (doctoral research at the Institute for Biotechnology of Bayer AG, Crop Science)
1991:
Diploma thesis at the Institute for Genetics of the University of Cologne
1986-1990
Studied biology, biochemistry and pharmacology at the University of Cologne and the University of Sussex

  • 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
  • Strategic consulting for biosimilar development

  • Recommended in Handelsblatt | Best Lawyers "Germany's Best Lawyers" 2020, 2021
  • For many years "frequently recommended lawyer" in the JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms

  • Representation in various opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office concerning blockbusters such as Humira®, Herceptin®, Mabthera® and Avastin®

  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • epi
  • GRUR
  • FICPI

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