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Dr Christian Pioch

Associate
German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
Physicist

Christian Pioch advises and supports companies in prosecuting patent and utility model applications as well as in opposition, nullity and appeal proceedings. His specialist areas include software, sensor systems, data processing as well as semiconductor, medical and laboratory technologies. He has extensive knowledge in the areas of artificial intelligence, neural networks, machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), Industry 4.0, data security and autonomous driving. In addition, he advises clients in multinational patent infringement litigation cases, in particular in the areas of software and laboratory systems.

His expertise in business-specific IP strategies was acquired during his time as an in-house patent counsel with internationally operating aerospace corporations and in the semiconductor industries. He is also extremely well versed in US patent law.

Career

Since 2016

Patent attorney at Maiwald

2013-2016

Patent attorney trainee at Maiwald and another IP law firm

 

Education

2016

Admitted to practice as European patent attorney

2016

Admitted to practice as German patent attorney

2013-2015

Studied law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen

2012

Research associate at Helmholtz Zentrum München in the field of detector development, software development, nuclear physics and radiation research

2009-2012

Doctoral degree in the field of detector development, software development, nuclear physics and radiation research from the Technical University of Munich as well as at the Research Center for Nuclear Physics and the Japan Atomic Energy Agency

2002-2008

Studied physics at the Technical University of Munich

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

 

Memberships
  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • epi
Languages

German, English, French