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Alexander Ortlieb

Partner
German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
Physicist

A large part of Alexander Ortlieb's work involves prosecuting international, European and German patent and utility model applications. He has particular expertise in conducting opposition proceedings, in particular before the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office. He also has wide experience in preparing freedom-to-operate and validity opinions and represents clients in patent litigation matters.

His specialist fields are physics, medical technologies and diagnostics, computer-implemented inventions, mechanical engineering and telecommunications.

Career

Since 2015

Partner, shareholder and managing director at Maiwald

2012

Worked in a specialized IP firm in New York and in the IP department of one of the largest US medical technology innovators in order to gain insights into US patent law and practice.

Since 2010

Patent attorney at Maiwald

2007-2010

Patent attorney trainee at Maiwald

Education

2012

Admitted to practice as a European patent attorney

2010

Admitted to practice as a German patent attorney

2007-2010

Studied law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen

2000-2006

Studied physics and economics at the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

1999-2003

Internships at Daimler Chrysler AG and at General Semiconductor (now Vishay Corp.)

1999-2000

Werkstudent bei General Semiconductor (heute Vishay Corp.)

Services
  • Patent prosecution and portfolio management
  • Filing strategies and drafting patent applications
  • Opposition and appeal proceedings
  • Patent litigation
  • Freedom-to-operate and validity opinions
Recognitions
  • Recommended in MIP IP Stars 2016
Important cases
  • Representation of a prestigious US university before the EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal in the G1/16 case, where the Board handed down a landmark decision on the allowability of disclaimers
Memberships
  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • epi
  • VPP
  • GRUR
  • AIPPI
Languages

German, English