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The Legal 500 Germany 2022

A total of 15 Maiwald lawyers are named in this year’s edition of The Legal 500 Germany for their outstanding contribution to the respective practices. The firm continues to be ranked among the leading firms for filing and administrative procedures and is an “Excellent team of female patent attorneys who are very proactive and strategic in responding to the needs of our business”

“Close cooperation between patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law is especially important in patent infringement litigation, since this type of proceedings generally calls for a comprehensive overview of the various national regulations as well as a thorough grasp of the particular technology. The interdisciplinary teams provide a comprehensive package of services to guarantee the successful conduct of legal proceedings in an international arena, also in cases where speed is of the essence, such as in preliminary injunction proceedings or border seizure procedures.

However, Maiwald’s attorneys-at-law would be the first to acknowledge that litigation is not always the best solution. They are skilled advocates in arbitration and mediation proceedings and are trusted experts when it comes to negotiating licensing contracts.”

We are very pleased that Maiwald’s strength “in the pharmaceuticals and chemicals industries” was emphasized and that the team is praised for posessing “deep expertise in the biotechnology, mechanical engineering, electrotechnology, computer-related inventions and medical engineering fields. The engineering practice is also increasingly gaining visibility. The client base is comprised of startups, medium-sized companies and large international corporations, while the share of clients from the US and Asia, particularly China and Japan, is increasingly growing.”

“In addition to the prosecution practice, which includes a significant EPO opposition practice, Maiwald is experienced in IP strategy consulting and, thanks to the in-house lawyers, was also able to develop a good reputation in infringement proceedings.”

For the growing litigation business of our law firm, we are also named among the leading law firms in Germany and receive approval as “a good choice for opposition proceedings and actions for nullity as well as for patent infringement proceedings.”

Recommended lawyers of the firm are:

Dr. Dirk BühlerDr. Eva EhlichDr. Martin HuengesDr. Derk VosDr. Christian SchäfleinAlexander OrtliebDr. Eva Dörner, Angela ZumsteinDr. Alexander SchmitzDr. Christian PiochDr. Naho FujimotoStefan Bianchin, Dr. Marco StiefHeike Röder-Hitschke, Lutz Kietzmann, Dr. Holger Glas


‘Excellent team of patent attorneys who are very proactive and strategic in responding to the needs of our business.’

‘Eva Ehlich: Excellent knowledge of the industry; years of experience; excellent strategic thinking; holistic approach.’

‘Naho Fujimoto: Very solution-oriented; very efficient.’

‘The team consists of experienced scientists who understand the technology and develop IP strategies to protect scientific innovations.’

‘Attentive and thorough.’

‘The Maiwald team around Dirk Bühler combines a high level of expertise with great commitment, pragmatism and very professional and personal interactions.’

‘Dirk Bühler has an extremely good overview of the current case law and trends at the EPO and the German courts, which is of great value for filing strategies and opinion work.’

Link to the official The Legal 500 Germany site