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Partner, Head of Patent Prosecution Department

Russian Patent, Trademark & Design Attorney, Eurasian Patent & Design Attorney


Maria Makhlina worked for a major IP law firm from 2006 to 2017, specializing in patent searches, FTO and validity opinions and IP litigation.


Ms. Makhlina, apart from her litigation experience before the Chamber for Patent Disputes, as well as before the courts in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan, is a very experienced patent searcher. She has more than 10 years' experience in patent clearance study in different fields of art, which makes her participation in conferences and webinars on patent search techniques even more valuable.

Ms. Makhlina also supports foreign clients in patenting selection achievements in CIS countries, Ukraine and Georgia and represents clients in the field of registration of computer programs.


Ms. Makhlina has a vast experience in representing and assisting foreign clients, in particular, Japanese, American and European companies.


Ms. Makhlina graduated from Moscow Engineering Physics Institute as a specialist in international scientific and technological cooperation and holds a lawyer's diploma from the Russian State Academy of Intellectual Property.


Member of AIPPI, INTA, the Russian Chamber of Patent Attorneys.