We are delighted to be again represented by seven honoured partners in this year’s IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Professionals 2021. IAM’s purpose is to gather the best patent professionals from the most important jurisdictions. The extensive research process for this year’s guide was conducted over several months by a team of analysts and involved more than 1,800 interviews with patent professionals around the world.
Maiwald is currently ranked as a Recommended Firm in Prosecution and Nullity. Our partners’ awards cover the following fields:
Prosecution und Nullity:
Infringement: Dr Marco Stief
Transactions: Dr Marco Stief
The following words are taken from the IAM Ranking (source below): Maiwald is not only one of Germany’s leading patent prosecution outfits, but also one of its strongest IP firms overall: “extremely service oriented and works closely with its clients, developing a strong understanding of their needs.” Growth in the life sciences is a central narrative, with well-known pharmaceutical companies instructing it for prosecution work over the past 12 months, and a leading generics firm seeking out its assistance in infringement proceedings. Leading lights include patent attorneys Eva Ehlich, Andreas Ledl, Dirk Bühler, Derk Vos and Norbert Hansen. The small molecule and biologics know-how of chemist Ehlich is highly prized by pharmaceutical companies across Europe, the United States and Japan. “Attentive to detail, passionate, driven and determined”, Ledl is a polished EPO advocate. Biochemist Bühler is singled out for his “gravitas and clarity”; while Vos is a master portfolio strategist and international coordinator with in-depth knowledge of chemical processes relating to everything from medicinal products to plant protection agents and lubricants. Contentious sage and IP portfolio manager Hansen has stacked up more than 15 years in the game and holds a doctorate in organometallic chemistry. 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”. Heading up the legal department is seasoned attorney at law Marco Stief, who is equally proficient in litigation and licensing scenarios. Recent credits include acting in preliminary injunction proceedings on behalf of a German medical technology group against one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.
Read the full IAM Patent 1000 entry here.