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Dr. Laura-Nadine Schuhmacher


German Patent Attorney

M.Sc. Molecular Biosciences

Laura-Nadine is a patent attorney at Maiwald. Her activities relate mainly to intellectual property protection in the fields of biotechnology, biochemistry and pharmaceuticals. Through her research experience in various laboratories in Germany and the United Kingdom, Laura is particularly knowledgeable in the areas of stem cells research, gene therapy, genome engineering and molecular biology.

Her doctoral research concerned the characterization of ion channels responsible for pain perception. She later focused on neurodegenerative diseases and drug development during her postdoc. She is lead author of several scientific publications and has presented her research results at international conferences in Europe, USA and Argentina.

since 2023
German patent attorney at Maiwald
2019 - 2023
Patent attorney trainee at Maiwald
2016 - 2019
Post doctoral research at Francis Crick Institute, University College London and Cardiff University

Admitted to practice as German patent attorney
2020 - 2023
Studied law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen
2012 - 2016
Doctoral degree in the filed of neurosciences at the University of Cambridge
2010 - 2012
Master’s degree in molecular biosciences at the Heidelberg University
2007 - 2010
Bachelor’s degree in biology at the Heidelberg University

  • Patent examination proceedings and portfolio management
  • Application strategies and drafting of patent applications
  • Opposition and nullity proceedings

  • German
  • English