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Dr. Yu Wang


German Patent Attorney


As a patent attorney at Maiwald, Yu’s responsibilities include German and European patent prosecution, particularly matters related to the protection and enforcement of IP rights in the fields of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, physics and chemistry. Her professional expertise was acquired in the course of her research activities at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry. While working on her dissertation there she developed and established the application of a microfluidic detection system for characterizing biochemical processes.

Yu is co-author of several scientific publications in the areas of lab-on-a-chip, biophysical and biochemical analytics.  She also has a grounding Chinese patent protection law.

since 2022
Patent attorney at Maiwald
2018- 2022
Trainee patent attorney at Maiwald
2017 - 2018
Trainee patent attorney at an IP law firm
2015 - 2017
Consultant at a technical consulting company
2014 - 2015
Research associate at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry

since 2022
Admitted to practice as German patent attorney
2018 - 2022
Studied law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen
2009 - 2013
Doctoral degree in biophysics from the University of Göttingen (doctoral research at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry)
2003 - 2008
Studied chemistry at the University of Göttingen

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

  • VDI

  • Chinese
  • German
  • English