Eva Ehlich

Partner at Maiwald Patentanwalts- und Rechtsanwalts-GmbH

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. In addition to preparing freedom-to-operate and validity analyses, she has profound experience in patent litigation and 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, and in advising in corresponding constitutional complaints at the German Federal constitutional Court.

Dr Ehlich has received numerous recognitions for her professional activities as a patent attorney.

Important cases

Dr Ehlich has attended to and represented crucial patent portfolios with respect to small molecules and vaccines in opposition and appeal proceedings as well as petition for review proceedings before the European Patent Office. She was also involved in various infringement proceedings and proceedings before the German Constitutional Court concerning, among other drugs, Oxygesic and Butrans/Norspan.

Practice areas

  • Pharmaceuticals and biotech
  • Organic chemistry and polymers
  • Inorganic and construction materials
  • Patents and utility models
  • IP consulting


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

Professional associations

  • GRUR

Firm details

Maiwald Patentanwalts- und Rechtsanwalts-GmbH
Elisenstrasse 3
Munich 80335

Contact details

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