Manuel Söldenwagner

Manuel Söldenwagner

M. Sc. Mol. Biotech.

Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trade Mark and Design Attorney
Representative before the UPC

Manuel Söldenwagner

M. Sc. Mol. Biotech.

Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trade Mark and Design Attorney
Representative before the UPC

Manuel Söldenwagner established and continually advances Eisenführ Speiser’s broad IP Life Science practice. He 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.

JUVE Patent ranks Manuel Söldenwagner as “Recommended individual” (“perfect all-rounder”, client). IAM Strategy 300 says A repository of trust for a kaleidoscopic range of clients, extremely dedicated professional Manuel Söldenwagner has a profound knowledge in the life sciences field and distinguishes himself by thinking outside the box to create extra strategic value. He adheres to the highest possible standards in all his work. (2021). In addition, Manuel Söldenwagner is one of Germany’s best lawyers 2023 in the field of Intellectual Property Law according to Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers 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 Intellectuelle (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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