Dipl.-Chem., M.Sc. Dorothea Vaihinger-Frey

European Patent Attorney

vaihinger@grunecker.de     S/MIME

+49 (0) 89 21 23 50

Office: Munich

Languages: German, English


Dorothea Vaihinger-Frey works primarily in patent law, spezialising in medicinal chemistry, pharmacy and biochemistry.

Drafting patent applications is just as much a part of her daily work as assisting in the grant procedure. She also advises her clients on patent strategy issues.

Dorothea has extensive expertise in coordinating portfolio management of worldwide patent grant proceedings.


  • Patent Law

Technical fields

  • Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Life Science


  • Study of chemistry at the University of Cincinnati, USA; M.Sc., 1995
  • Study at the University of Stuttgart; Diploma 1997
  • European Patent Attorney, 2006

Awards & Rankings

Leading Patent Attorney in her field, Best Lawyers, since 2022

Leading Patent Attorney in her field, Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers, editon 2024