Dr. Helga Neidlein
German and European Patent and Trademark Attorney


Dr. Helga Neidlein has been working in the field of IP since 1992 when she joined Gille Hrabal for IP training. She studied chemistry with the focus on organic and technical chemistry and pharmacology/toxicology at the University of Freiburg i.Br. and at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich and obtained her PhD in 1992. Following the patent attorney training with Gille Hrabal and the German Patent and Trademark Office, as well as at the Federal Patent Court, she was admitted as a German and European patent attorney in 1995. After leading her own small law firm in Dusseldorf for some years, she became a partner with Gille Hrabal in 1999.

She represents domestic and International clients in patent prosecution and oppositions in all areas of chemistry and materials sciences as well as pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. Her particular experience covers pharmaceuticals (small molecules, proteins and antibodies), cutting tools, ceramics, exhaust gas catalysts, non-aqueous electrolytes, polymers, and adhesives. She has many years of experience in legal opinions regarding validity and patent infringement, in particular in the field of pharmaceuticals. She specializes in preparing protective letters.

Helga Neidlein is married and has two grown-up sons.