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Alexander Feil

Senior Associate

German Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney

Austrian Patent Attorney

UPC Representative

M. Sc. Industrial Engineering Field Mechanical Engineering

Alexander joined Maiwald in 2023 with a unique triple qualification as Austrian, German, and European Patent Attorney. At Maiwald, Alexander provides a one-stop shop for our Austrian clients and our German clients with subsidiaries or IP in Austria by harmonizing their national IP strategies based on the individual national requirements and best practices.

Due to the strong economic ties between Austria and Germany, IP disputes are often cross-border between these countries. Alexander’s ability to represent our clients in both countries and his expertise in both jurisdictions, in particular his experience with litigation in Germany as the European country having the most litigation cases, regularly enable him to resolve cross-border disputes without uncertainties regarding foreign jurisdictions.

One of Alexanders practice areas is full-service consulting of SMEs, universities, and start-ups. He covers the full spectrum of intellectual property protection in the areas of patents (including employee invention law), designs and trademarks, from filing to enforcement of IP rights. He has extensive experience in conducting patent prosecution, opposition, and infringement proceedings for large companies in various industries.

One of his main technical areas of expertise are computer-implemented inventions, in particular with respect to AI, 4IR and software applications. His technical expertise is rooted in the best practices he has cultivated through countless patent applications filed and prosecuted with the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA), the Austrian Patent Office (ÖPA) and the European Patent Office (EPO), as well as through collaborations with experienced practitioners in the legal and commercial fields.

since 2023
Patent attorney at Maiwald
2021 - 2023
Patent attorney in a British IP practice working out of offices in London and Munich
2019 - 2021
Patent attorney in his own practice in Munich
2018 - 2019
Training at the German Patent and Trademark Office and at the Federal Patent Court
2016 - 2018
Patent attorney trainee in an IP practice in Hanover and Braunschweig

Admitted to practice before the UPC
Admitted as an Austrian patent attorney
Admitted as European patent attorney
Admitted as German patent attorney
2016 - 2019
Studied "Law for Patent Attorneys" at the FernUniversität Hagen
2010 - 2016
Studied Industrial Engineering Field Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Braunschweig, University of California Santa Barbara, and San Diego State University.

  • Patent Mining Workshops
  • Patent prosecution and portfolio management
  • Planning filing strategies and preparation of patent applications
  • Planning filing strategies and preparation of patent applications
  • Opposition and nullity proceedings

  • German Chamber of Patent Attorneys
  • Austrian Chamber of Patent Attorneys
  • epi
  • Association of Intellectual Property Experts
  • Austrian Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and Copyright
  • German Patent Attorneys Association

  • German
  • English
  • Russian