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Senior Associate

Dr. Volker Tegeder

Senior Associate

German Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney


Volker advises and supports clients on all aspects of prosecution and enforcement of patents and utility models related to physics, electrical engineering, semiconductor technology, fuel cell technology, computer-implemented inventions, autonomous driving and Industry 4.0.

Volker has broad professional experience in industrial research and development of medical technology as well as fuel cells and semiconductor technology.

Over the course of many years working as a patent professional with an international semiconductor corporation (including practical experience in US patent law), he has acquired extensive expertise in the creation and optimization of patent portfolios in new innovative business areas. In addition, he provides clients with strategic advice on matters relating to industrial property rights, including German law on employee inventions.

since 2019
Patent attorney at Maiwald
2016 - 2019
Freelance patent attorney
2003 - 2016
Patent professional at an international corporation
1992 - 2003
Research and development in international corporations

Admitted to practice as a German patent attorney
Admitted to practice as a European patent attorney
2009 - 2011
Studied law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen
1988 - 1991
Doctoral Degree in the field of medical sensor technology from Ulm University
until 1988
Studied physics at Ulm University

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

  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • epi
  • DPG

  • German
  • English