Esther Pfaff von HOFFMANN EITLE

Esther Pfaff

Dr. jur., LL.M., Attorney-at-Law and Mediator (WIPO) Languages DE | EN | FR Patent Litigation and Contracts Team | Mediation Team Encrypted E-mail to Esther Pfaff

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A level-headed strategist with a strong sense for business

Esther Pfaff, attorney-at-law, is a Counsel in HOFFMANN EITLE’s patent litigation practice group. For more than 10 years, she has been representing clients in all types of patent disputes, including infringement, entitlement and compulsory license proceedings, obtaining and enforcing preliminary injunctions on trade fairs etc. A special focus of her work is the management and strategic advice on pan-European pharmaceutical projects in defense against generic competition and their regulatory and IP aspects, in which she gained experience in patent litigation and enforcement across Europe.

Her strategic and business-oriented approach has also made her a sought-after counsel for negotiating IP contracts, including licenses and R&D agreements, for global pharmaceutical companies as well as for start-ups and universities. She is also an IP mediator with WIPO and the co-founder of the HE mediation practice group.

Before joining HOFFMANN EITLE in 2010, Esther coordinated a European Commission project between Chinese universities and the university of Münster, she also briefly worked for the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce in Chennai (India). She holds an LL.M. from the University of London in intellectual property law and South Asian Studies and earned her doctoral degree in law in the field of regulatory data exclusivity.

In her free time, Esther practices Yoga and enjoys creative writing.

Professional Membership
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  • GRUR
  • LES
  • Assistant Editor to the Kluwer Mediation Blog
Academic Degrees
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  • Master of Laws (University of London) (LL.M. with hrs.)
  • University of Münster (WWU) (PhD in Law 2008)
  • University of Düsseldorf (Bar Exam 2010)
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  • German attorney-at-law
  • WIPO Mediator