Maiwald – Intellectual Property

Helping you shape the future.


How we support you:


We help you to protect and defend your intellectual property; we have special expertise in managing global patent portfolios.


We represent you in infringement proceedings as well as invalidity proceedings of intellectual property rights.


We support you in negotiating contracts and accompany M&A transactions with a focus on questions relating to intellectual property.


We advise you on filing strategies and evaluate freedom-to-operate and validity questions.

Practice Areas



Mar 12, 2020

Employee Invention Law and Compliance

Please be invited to our next Maiwald event on 12 March 2020 in Düsseldorf. Topics will cover several aspects of employees' inventions law as well as...

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Press Coverage

Feb 13, 2020

University of California wins CRISPR-Cas opposition case at EPO (JUVE-Patent)

The Broad Institute has recently failed to protect its CRISPR-Cas patent before the Boards of Appeal. Now the European Patent Office has maintained a...

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Jan 30, 2020

The Legal 500 Deutschland 2020

In the German edition of Legal 500 2020 Maiwald is ranked among the leading practices for patent prosecution. "The Maiwald law firm is characterized...

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Firm of the year 2018
IP Stars 2019
Chambers 2018
Legal 500 2020
Juve Handbuch 2019/2020
iam patent 1000 2019
iam strategy 300 2019
WWL Germany 2019