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Dr. Claus Schindele


German Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney

UPC Representative


A major part of Claus’ IP work involves advising clients on strategic issues in the various fields of chemistry. Other important activities are drafting patent applications, conducting European opposition proceedings and preparing legal opinions on validity and relevance of patents.

His scientific background comprises inorganic, organic and pharmaceutical chemistry. He has particular specialist expertise in the fields of polymer chemistry and the application of artificial intelligence to chemical processes and technologies. Moreover, he is involved with renewable energy systems, especially thin film technology.


since 2018
Partner at Maiwald
since 2017
Patent attorney at Maiwald
2005 - 2017
Patent attorney at an IP law firm
2002 - 2005
Patent attorney trainee at an IP law firm

Admitted to practice before the UPC
Admitted to practice as European patent attorney
Admitted to practice as German patent attorney
2002 - 2005
Studied law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen
1998 - 2002
Doctoral degree in the field of organic physical chemistry from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich; Lecturer at the University of California, Los Angeles
1992 - 1998
Studied chemistry at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

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

  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • epi

  • German
  • English