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Patent Attorney Trainee

Dr. Stephan Maidl

German and European Patent Attorney Trainee

M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering

Stephan Maidl is a patent attorney trainee at Maiwald. His work mainly relates to intellectual property protection in the fields of mechanical and plant engineering as well as automotive and electrical engineering.

During his studies in mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Munich and Imperial College London, Stephan acquired extensive knowledge in the field of fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP). He used this as a basis on which to develop, in the context of his doctoral studies, an integrated sensor system for quality monitoring of an FRP production process. His work focused mainly on wireless measurement technology, energy harvesting, as well as image processing and data analysis using AI algorithms. His research results on digitalisation and Industry 4.0 have been successfully patented, published in scientific journals and presented at international scientific and industry-oriented conferences.

since 2023
Patent attorney trainee at Maiwald
2017 - 2023
Research Associate at the Chair of Carbon Composites at Technical University of Munich; Head of research field AI, Digitalization and Online Process Monitoring

since 2023
Studies law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen
2018 - 2023
Doctorate on the development of an integrated sensor system for quality inspection during production of fiber-reinforced plastics
2015 - 2017
Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering & Management at the Technical University of Munich; completion of Master thesis at Imperial College London
2011 - 2015
Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering & Management at the Technical University of Munich

  • Patent prosecution and portfolio management
  • Application strategies and drafting of patent applications
  • Freedom-to-operate- and validity opinions
  • Opposition and nullity proceedings

  • Innovation Award of SAMPE Germany (Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering) for Master thesis as outstanding development in the field of fiber-reinforced plastics
  • Alumnus of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation and of the Max Weber-Programme of the Elite Network of Bavaria
  • GDCh-Prize for best high school graduate in chemistry

  • German
  • English
  • French