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Of Counsel

Attila Kimpan

Of Counsel

European Patent Attorney


Attila prepares, prosecutes, and helps prosecute patent applications worldwide since 2006, in particular before the EPO. His expertise comprises opposition and appeal proceedings before the EPO as well as coordination of appeal proceedings before the USPTO. He also has considerable experience in preparing IP due diligences.

Attila’s work mainly focuses on the protection of intellectual property in the fields of physics, mechanical and electrical engineering, and mathematical applications for industry (“computer-implemented inventions”). Areas include medicine, aviation, automotive, sensors or measuring technology. More specifically, technical disciplines include signal processing, imaging, cryptography and artificial intelligence, to name just a few.

Of Counsel at Maiwald
2017 - 2023
Partner at Maiwald
2008 - 2023
Patent attorney at Maiwald
2004 - 2006
ECLA Classification Project at the European Patent Office
2000 - 2004
Software development for various companies (e.g. web, automotive)

Admitted to practice as European patent attorney
2000 - 2002
Read applied mathematics (with physics) at the Free University of Berlin
1998 - 2000
Read mathematics at the MacMaster University, Ontario, Canada
1995 - 1998
Read mathematics, physics, philosophy and computer science at Heidelberg University

  • Patent prosecution and portfolio management
  • Filing strategies and drafting patent applications
  • Freedom-to-operate and validity analysis
  • Opposition and nullity proceedings
  • Patent litigation

  • epi

  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Hungarian
  • Bulgarian