Manuel Söldenwagner

M. Sc. Mol. Biotech.

Manuel Söldenwagner

Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trade Mark and Design Attorney

M. Sc. Mol. Biotech.

Manuel Söldenwagner

Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trade Mark and Design Attorney

As Eisenführ Speiser’s leading patent attorney in the field of Life Sciences, Manuel Söldenwagner supports and advises international corporations, universities and academic research establishments, small and medium-sized enterprises, with a special focus on hidden champions, and his clientèle particularly includes venture capital funds and start-ups. He supports clients not only in establishing and managing national and international IP portfolios, or in planning and conducting complex FTO analyses, but also advises and represents them in licensing negotiations, in opposition and nullity proceedings and in infringement proceedings, in Germany, Europe and beyond (e.g. in China), in addition to everyday patent prosecution activities.

Manuel Söldenwagner regularly lectures on patent law in Germany and abroad (e.g. in Japan). He holds workshops and seminars and is a co-author of the EPC textbook The European Patent Application. He is also a co-author of the third edition of the renowned Beck’scher Kommentar on European patent law.

IAM Patent 1000 recommends biotechnology virtuoso Manuel Söldenwagner who debuts in the IAM Patent 1000 on the back of effusive recommendations (2017) regularly as an individual in the field of prosecution and nullity and refers to him as a portfolio management pro with an eye to the future of pharmaceuticals, and a passion for getting companies off the ground (2018). He caters to clients seeking a sophisticated perspective on their patents filing and is able to see things from an international perspective (2019). According to Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers, Manuel Söldenwagner is one of Germany's best lawyers in 2020 in the field of Intellectual Property Law and is regularly recommended in specialist media such as The Legal 500 or JUVE.

Manuel Söldenwagner speaks German and English.

Technical focus

  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Food chemistry
  • Scents and aromatics
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Process engineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Coating technology


Studied Molecular Biotechnology at Technical University of Munich, graduating with a Bachelor's degree (B.Sc.) and a Master's degree (M.Sc.). Specialized in Biochemical Engineering, Drug Design and Development, Microbiology, IP Management. Study abroad at University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Research work in Cambridge, UK, at Antitope Ltd. (field: antibody engineering), in Hamburg, Germany, at Qiagen Hamburg GmbH (field: comparative evaluation of DNA extraction processes) and in Munich, Germany, at Helmholtz Zentrum München (field: genome sequencing).

Patent attorney training at Eisenführ Speiser since 2007 including a period of training at the Mannheim District Court; Law for Patent Attorneys course at the Distance-Learning University of Hagen; further training at the German Patent and Trademark Office and at the German Patent Court. Patent Attorney (Germany) since 2010.


  • Patent Attorneys Association (PAK)
  • Federal Association of German Patent Attorneys
  • Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (FICPI)
  • (Alumnus)

Publications & Presentations

Art. 56, 57 in: "Benkard: Europäisches Patentübereinkommen"

(Commentary to the European Patent Convention), edited by Jochen Ehlers and Ursula Kinkeldey, 3rd ed. 2019; München

EPC-Textbook "The European Patent Application"

Eisenführ Speiser und Chizai Corporation

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