IAM Patent 1000 again recommends Maiwald in the category “prosecution and nullity”. The handling of international proceedings and Maiwald’s reputation for meeting challenges and achieving excellent results are particularly highlighted. IAM emphasizes Maiwald’s outstanding client base abroad and in particular the representation of Japanese clients in EP proceedings.
"Leading litigator Marco Stief is proficient in life sciences cases. ‘Very experienced’ with ‘a profound understanding of his clients’ needs’, Stief is described as ‘an excellent patent litigator: prudent, but aggressive if he needs to be’. His licensing and technology-related contract work is also highly prized, with his ‘cooperative nature and lack of ego’ enabling him to stay cool in the most heated negotiations.”
“Dirk Bühler is cut from the same cloth – a patent attorney with an eye for strategic portfolio management, he is known as ‘a very good strategic thinker’ with a ‘calm demeanour’ who always seems to be one step ahead of the other side.”
"Christian Schäflein’s prosecution practice spans fields as diverse as process automation, transport and data security; he is a true fount of knowledge on future-facing areas such as AI, the IoT and autonomous driving.”