In the annual firm ranking conducted by the well-known specialist journal Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) Maiwald is particularly recommended for its expertise in patent prosecution, especially opposition and appeal proceedings. According to MIP, the Maiwald team provides professional and wide-ranging strategic advice and support in the conduct of proceedings Dr Dirk Bühler and Marco Stief are praised by clients for "good strategic depth and insight" in patent work and their "deep knowledge of German litigation". Dr Andreas Ledl impresses with "responsiveness and technical depth of understanding". One client describes Dr Eva Ehlich as “dedicated”, "impressive in court"; "looks under every stone for best possible arguments on behalf of clients". Dr Alexander Schmitz is particularly noteworthy as being "efficient" in opposition proceedings. "Maiwald has the technical and legal expertise I demand and an ability to provide top cost-effective work with minimal oversight. The firm has been sensitive to my needs when appropriate", is another client recommendation.
IP Stars 2017: Dr Dirk Bühler