Dr Eva Ehlich > Maiwald GmbH > Munich, Germany > Lawyer Profile

Maiwald GmbH

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Eva Ehlich represents European, US and Japanese companies from the chemical, pharmaceutical and industrial chemicals sectors whom she advises and assists in prosecuting, defending, enforcing and challenging IP rights in Germany, Europe and worldwide. Next to preparing freedom-to-operate and validity analyses she is a highly-skilled patent litigator and has extensive experience in strategic patent filing, especially in the area of drug delivery. pharmaceutics and medical uses (small molecules and biologics).

She has particular expertise in the conduct of complex appeal proceedings before the Appeal Boards of the European Patent Office as well as petitions for review in accordance with Article 112a of the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office.

Eva has received numerous recognitions for her professional activities as patent attorney.


German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
Representative before the UPC


since 2012 Partner, shareholder and managing director at Maiwald
since 2004 Patent attorney at Maiwald
2001 – 2004 Patent attorney trainee at Maiwald


German, English


  • epi
  • GRUR


2023 Admitted to practice before the UPC
2006 Passed the US patent agent examination
2005 Admitted to practice as European patent attorney
2004 Admitted to practice as German patent attorney
2001 – 2004 Studied law for patent attorneys at University of Hagen
1998 – 2001 Doctoral degree in the field of chemistry from the Technical University of Munich
1992 – 1998 Studied chemistry at the Technical University of Munich

Lawyer Rankings

Germany > Intellectual property > Patent litigation: patent lawyers

Maiwald GmbH, with headquarters in Munich, is experienced in disputes, particularly in opposition proceedings before the EPO, but also has expertise in nullity and infringement proceedings. Pharma and chemistry are among the practice’s central specialist areas, which are covered by Eva Ehlich and Derk Vos among others; both are often instructed by US and Japanese clients. Biotechnology, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering form additional practice pillars; Sophie Ertl and Alexander Schmitz are among the key contacts for the latter.

Germany > Intellectual property > Patent prosecution

With a team consisting of solicitors and patent lawyers, Maiwald GmbH is a one-stop patent shop and also provides seamless advice on other IP areas, including trade mark and copyright law. The group’s technical cornerstones include engineering, medical technology, biotechnology as well as chemistry and pharmaceuticals, while its geographical focus rests on the US, China, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Eva Ehlich (polymer chemistry, drug delivery, formulation technology), Dirk Bühler (drugs, molecular chemistry, biology, diagnostics) and Derk Vos (chemistry and pharmacy) are among the team’s key contacts.