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Dr. Nils Braun


German Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney

UPC Representative


Nils provides comprehensive advice and support to clients on all aspects of national and international IP rights. He represents clients with regard to prosecution, maintenance and enforcement of patent and utility model rights, and also handles cases involving infringement of clients’ intellectual property. He has particular expertise in the fields of chemistry, chemical process engineering and materials sciences.

since 2022
Partner at Maiwald
2018 - 2022
Counsel at Maiwald
since 2008
Patent attorney at Maiwald
2004 - 2008
Patent attorney trainee with a renowned IP law firm

Admitted to practice before the UPC
Admitted to practice as European patent attorney
Admitted to practice as German patent attorney
2005 - 2007
Studied law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen
2000 - 2004
Doctoral degree in the field of theoretical chemistry from Heidelberg University
1993 - 1999
Studied chemistry at the University of Konstanz, the University of Sussex and Heidelberg University

  • Patent prosecution and portfolio management
  • Filing strategies and drafting patent applications
  • Freedom-to-operate and validity analysis
  • Opposition and nullity proceedings
  • Patent litigation

  • Representation of the patentees in an opposition proceeding before the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office concerning the admissibility of undisclosed disclaimers (G1/16)

  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • epi

  • German
  • English
  • French