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Patent Attorney Trainee

Dr. Anna Closs

German and European Patent Attorney Trainee


Anna is a trainee patent attorney at Maiwald. Her activities mainly relate to intellectual property protection in the fields of chemistry, biochemistry and pharmacy. During her doctoral studies, she researched organocatalytic systems and their mechanisms in the context of prebiotic chemistry. In the course of this research, she gained particular expertise in organic synthesis, catalysis and various analytical methods of chromatography and mass spectrometry. Her research results were published in various prestigious journals, and she also presented them at international conferences in Germany and the USA.

since 2021
Patent attorney trainee at Maiwald
2018 - 2021
Research associate at the Chair of Organic Chemistry, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich

since 2022
Studies law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen
2018 - 2021
Doctoral degree in the field of organic chemistry from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
2016 - 2017
Master’s degree in chemistry at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University München and the Boston College
2012 - 2016
Bachelor’s degree in chemistry and biology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University München
2011 - 2012
Studied law at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University München

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

  • Preis der Römer-Stiftung für die Promotion 2021

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