Katrin Dörfel von HOFFMANN EITLE

Katrin Dörfel


Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Chem., German and European Patent Attorney Languages DE | EN Chemistry Team Encrypted E-mail to Katrin Dörfel

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T +49 89 92 40 90
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81925 München

An experienced IP professional with a passion for the details

Katrin Dörfel, German and European Patent Attorney, is a partner in HOFFMANN EITLE’s Chemistry practice group.

Katrin joined HOFFMANN EITLE in 2011 and has gained extensive experience in examination and opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office in the fields of e.g. pharmaceutics, biorefining, lithium-ion batteries, hyaluronic acid-based cosmetics and related technologies. Katrin has handled many opposition cases, particularly on both patentee’s and opponent’s side, at the first and second instance. Katrin is also an expert in drafting of new patent applications, and in Supplementary Protection Certificate matters. Katrin’s success for her clients lies in her love for finding the best solution to protect the client’s intellectual property interests.

Before joining HOFFMANN EITLE in 2011, Katrin studied chemistry at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich with an emphasis on bio-organic chemistry and wrote her PhD thesis on the development of Cu(I)-catalysed and Cu(I)-free methods for the post-synthetic functionalisation of DNA and proteins.

When Katrin is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and loves hiking.

Academic Degrees
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  • Diploma in Chemistry at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich (2001 - 2006)
  • Dr. rer. nat. by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich (2006 - 2010)
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  • German Patent Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney
Professional Membership
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  • German Patent Attorney Bar Association
  • epi
  • VPP