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Dr Christian Schäflein

Partner
German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
Physicist

Christian Schäflein’s international clients rely on his expertise in handling disputes across the full spectrum of IP law worldwide. He manages patent and utility model prosecutions on behalf of clients, conducts opposition and invalidity proceedings and prepares freedom-to-operate opinions in the fields of sensor systems, data processing, aircraft construction, medical devices and imaging. As head of the digitalization and data security group at Maiwald, he is deeply knowledgeable in the areas of artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), data security and autonomous driving. His professional competence in looking after the IP interests of internationally operating corporations derives from, among other things, his detailed knowledge of US patent law.

Career

 Since 2008

Partner, shareholder and managing director at Maiwald

Since 2006

Patent attorney at Maiwald

2003-2006

Patent attorney trainee at Maiwald

2001

Foundation of Attocube Systems AG

Education

2006

Admitted to practice as European patent attorney

2006

Admitted to practice as German patent attorney

2003-2006

Studied law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen

2000-2003

Doctoral degree in the field of experimental semiconductor physics at the Center for NanoScience (CeNS) from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

1993-1999

Studied physics at the University of Regensburg, the University of California, Irvine and the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Services
  • Patent prosecution and portfolio management
  • Filing strategies and drafting patent applications
  • Freedom-to-operate and validity analysis
  • Opposition and nullity proceedings
  • Patent litigation
Recognitions
  • Recommended in IAM Patent 1000 “World’s Leading Patent Professionals” 2018, 2019
Publications
  • BigData und IoT – kann Europa gegen Google und Co bestehen?, Ingenieurversteher, 05/2017
Memberships
  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • epi
  • GRUR
  • AIPPI
  • AIPLA
  • VPP
  • Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Languages

German, English