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Dr. Anja Friedrich


German Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney

Representative before the UPC


Anja advises and represents clients in Germany, Europe and worldwide in matters involving the prosecution, maintenance, defense and assignment of intellectual property rights in the fields of chemistry, chemical process engineering and pharmacy. She also handles infringement issues on behalf of clients and prepares freedom-to-operate and validity opinions. Clients particularly value her specialized knowledge in the area of drug delivery and her long years of experience in the field of intellectual property rights both within Europe and worldwide.

since 2020
Counsel at Maiwald
since 2014
Patent attorney at Maiwald
2011 - 2014
Patent attorney trainee at Maiwald
Chemical-technical assistant at the German Research Institute for Food Chemistry (DFA)

Admitted to practice before the UPC
Admitted to practice as European patent attorney
Admitted to practice as German patent attorney
2011 - 2013
Studied law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen
2008 - 2010
Doctoral degree in the field of organometallic chemistry from the Technical University of Munich
2002 - 2007
Studied chemistry at the Technical University of Munich
2000 - 2002
Training as a state-certified chemical-technical assistant at the chemical school Dr Erwin Elhardt in Munich

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

  • Emil Erlenmeyer Medal of the Technical University of Munich 2011
  • Research Fellowship of the Bavarian Elite Network (ENB) of the State Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts 2008, 2010

  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • epi

  • German
  • English