Patent attorney at df-mp
Dr. Hilgendorf has a scientific background in both chemistry and biotechnology, in particular, in protein biochemistry, immunology, molecular biology and microbiology, as well as process engineering (cell culture techniques, microbial process engineering) and plant biotechnology. Dr. Hilgendorf’s practice focuses on drafting and prosecution of patent applications. She has been involved in opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office and in providing opinions regarding infringement, validity and freedom-to-operate in the field of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology.
Doctorate Degree in Biochemistry (magna cum laude) from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (dissertation on the modulation of cellular receptors upon viral infection, studies on the regulation of intracellular protein transport, cloning of whole adenovirus genomes in bacterial artificial chromosomes)
Degree coursework (three years) in Biotechnology at the European Confederation of the Universities Basel, Freiburg, Karlsruhe and Strasbourg (EUCOR) and Diploma thesis at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (U.S.A.) in the field of cloning of adenoviral vectors for gene therapy Diplôme d’Ingénieur en Biotechnologie/Diplom in Biotechnologie (German, French and Swiss university degree)