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German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
Representative before the UPC
Christian specializes in the design and management of worldwide patent portfolios, from active involvement in product development, to robust protection of the corresponding intellectual property rights, to opposition, nullity and patent infringement proceedings, predominantly in areas related to physics, mechanical engineering, digitalization and telecommunications.
Drawing on the experience acquired over many years prosecuting patents and designs, his interdisciplinary approach enables him to build a product-centred global IP portfolio. Clients particularly value his expertise in artificial intelligence and machine learning.
"Christian Schäflein demonstrates professionalism and seamlessly cooperates with in-house teams. He is highly motivated and committed and adheres strictly to agreed schedules. He is reliable and his communications are keyed exactly to what the client needs to know."
– IAM Patent 1000, 2023
"On the electronics side, digitalisation and data security head Christian Schäflein is a veritable encyclopaedia of US patent law; he 'is service oriented and always up to date on the technical side in fields like AI and neural networks', and wins further plaudits for his 'collaborative working style'."
– IAM Patent 1000, 2021
"Christian Schäflein: There will probably be only a few patent attorneys in Europe with a comparable wealth of experience in the areas of software and AI."
– Legal 500 EMEA, 2021
"Patent attorney Christian Schäflein is 'invaluable when it comes to portfolio and prosecution strategy'; in-depth knowledge of US and European litigation rules and procedures makes him a useful asset for clients seeking a global perspective."
– IAM Patent 1000, 2020