Sandra Pohlman

Partner

B.S. Biology

Sandra Pohlman is co-founder and partner of df-mp. She heads the firm’s large and diversified biotechnology and pharmaceuticals practice group together with Dr. Dörries. Ms. Pohlman has specialized in intellectual property in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical field since 1992. Ms. Pohlman’s qualifications enable her to represent clients before the European Patent Office, German courts and the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

+ 49 89 210 296 0
sandra.pohlman@df-mp.com
 

Sandra Pohlman is co-founder and partner of df-mp. She heads the firm’s large and diversified biotechnology and pharmaceuticals practice group together with Dr. Dörries. Ms. Pohlman has specialized in intellectual property in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical field since 1992. Ms. Pohlman’s qualifications enable her to represent clients before the European Patent Office, German courts and the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

practice areas.

Ms. Pohlman advises domestic and foreign clients in all aspects of intellectual property in her field, with her particular focus in the areas of molecular biology, immunology, pharmaceutical agents and formulations, DNA/RNA based diagnostics, CRISPR, second medical uses and dosing regimens. A main part of her practice is oppositions and prosecution before the European Patent Office, where she has consistently obtained favorable results for her clients.

She has served as lead counsel in notable opposition cases relating to patents for blockbuster drugs and groundbreaking technologies including, more recently, Tecfidera®, Tysabri®, and attacking and defending CRISPR patents, as well as numerous antibody-related oppositions (adalimumab, herceptin, bevacizumab, pertuzumab).  Ms. Pohlman handles prosecution in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology fields for more than two decades and can deliver complex portfolio strategies that add value.

 

SANDRA POHLMAN AMONG THE TOP 250 WOMEN IN THE IP INDUSTRY
SANDRA POHLMAN AMONG THE TOP 250 WOMEN IN THE IP…

Partner Sandra Pohlman is honored as one of the best…

Sandra Pohlman among Managing IP’s “Top 250 Women”
Sandra Pohlman among Managing IP’s “Top 250 Women”

Founding partner Sandra Pohlman is once again listed among the…

Five IP stars for df-mp
Five IP stars for df-mp

df-mp is proud to receive another five IP stars this…

Sandra Pohlman among the best patent attorneys in Germany
Sandra Pohlman among the best patent attorneys in Germany

Founding partner Sandra Pohlman is recommended in the Best-Lawyers-Ranking 2019…

Five IP-Stars go to the df-mp team
Five IP-Stars go to the df-mp team

df-mp is delighted that five partners have been awarded the…

admissions.

  • Attorney at Law (Germany and USA)
  • Solicitor (England & Wales)
  • U.S. Patent Attorney
  • Registered before EPO as a legal practitioner
  • Admitted to the bar of Washington, DC, U.S.A
  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

references and activities.

  • In IAM 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2013-2020, Ms. Pohlman was recommended for her expertise in patent prosecution and invalidity actions.
  • The renowned IP magazine Managing Intellectual Property lists Sandra Pohlman, as IP Star for Germany in their MIP Handbook 2014-2020.
  • Sandra Pohlman was listed as one of the Top 250 Women in IP (worldwide) by Managing IP in 2016-2020.
  • Sandra Pohlman is a recommended individual in Juve Patent 2020 for expertise in pharma and biotechnology.
  • Ranked as one of the best lawyers in Germany in the field of intellectual property law in 2019 by the Handelsblatt.
  • Regular lecturer on aspects of European and U.S. patent practice.

curriculum vitae.

Since 2000
Since 2000

Co-founder and partner at df-mp

1997-1999
1997-1999

Associate at the firm of Bardehle, Pagenberg, Dost, Altenburg, Frohwitter, Geissler and subsequently at the Frohwitter firm, both in Munich, Germany

1992-1996
1992-1996

Law clerk and subsequently as associate for the intellectual property law firm of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner (with a strong emphasis on litigation and prosecution of patents in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical area)

1991-1994
1991-1994

Jurist Doctor Degree (magna cum laude) from the National Law Center of the George Washington University in Washington, DC, U.S.A.

1987-1991
1987-1991

Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology (with high honors) from the University of Vermont, U.S.A.

association memberships.