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Dr. Stefanie Parchmann


German Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney


Stefanie advises and represents clients from the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, biochemical and chemical industries through all stages of patent prosecution and as well as in patent opposition and appeal proceedings. She also prepares freedom-to-operate and validity opinions.

Having worked for many years as laboratory supervisor and project coordinator in custom manufacturing with a large chemical-pharmaceutical company, Stefanie has first-hand knowledge of the needs of industry with regard to intellectual property protection.

Stefanie lectures on patent law at the Technical University of Munich. As of 01.01.2020 Stefanie has been appointed as member of one of the Examination Committees for the European Qualifying Examination for professional representatives (European patent attorneys).

Within our firm, Stefanie is responsible for the central coordination of the training of the patent attorney candidates.

since 2020
Member of one of the Examination Committees of the European Qualifying Examination (EQE)
since 2018
Partner at Maiwald
since 2018
Lecturer for patent law at the Technical University of Munich
since 2008
Patent attorney at Maiwald
2004 - 2007
Patent attorney trainee at an IP law firm
1998 - 2003
Project and laboratory manager at a chemical-pharmaceutical company

Admitted to practice as European patent attorney
Admitted to practice as German patent attorney
2004 - 2006
Studied law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen
1995 - 1998
Doctoral degree in the field of biochemistry from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
1989 - 1995
Studied chemistry and biochemistry at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

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

  • Recommended in Legal 500 Deutschland 2023

  • Representation of a client before the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office in proceedings G1/16, which led to a hallmark decision on the use of disclaimers in patent claims
  • Representation of a generics company in infringement proceedings and opposition proceedings regarding a calcium receptor-active compound (see i.a. Munich Higher Regional Court: 6 U 6968/20)

  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • epi
  • GRUR

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