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The Legal 500 EMEA 2022

Legal 500, the world’s largest legal advice directory, recommends 17 Maiwald lawyers in its 2022 EMEA ranking. The firm was ranked in two categories, “Patent Prosecution” and “Patent Litigation”, and is listed as a leading representing ” domestic and international clients from all technical fields across the entire spectrum of intellectual property law”.

“Maiwald is very well focused on our industry and key topics, so that even larger work orders can be completed quickly and very well. In particular, Maiwald distinguishes, in addition to the legal expertise, the particularly good knowledge of the industry and (if necessary) also technical expertise. With every project, you notice that all the lawyers have been working in the life sciences sector for decades.”

“The focus is on very good practical legal advice with pragmatic solutions and recommendations for action. They don’t simply create lengthy legal-theoretical expert opinions without a reason, like some other law firms do, without a clear result or recommendations for action.”

“With Marco Stief you can tell that he knows the industry through and through. In addition to excellent legal knowledge, he has a quick technical understanding of our very different products. What is decisive for us, however, is that he always keeps an eye on the long-term consequences and knows the market and related areas of law very well. This enables him to develop creative solutions and to discuss possible solutions and strategies directly at management level.”

In patent litigation, Maiwald “is a good choice for opposition and nullity proceedings as well as for patent infringement proceedings. The team is best known for its strong life sciences practice and sizeable team, thus offering a broad range of technical expertise. (…) Under the leadership of Marco Stief, MAIWALD PATENTANAWALTS- UND RECHTSANWALTSGESELLSCHAFT MBH has developed a very good reputation for its activity especially in infringement proceedings in the pharmaceuticals and life sciences sector.”

Recommended lawyers of the firm are:

Dr. Dirk BühlerDr. Eva EhlichDr. Martin HuengesDr. Derk VosDr. Christian SchäfleinAlexander OrtliebDr. Eva DörnerAngela ZumsteinDr. Alexander SchmitzDr. Christian PiochDr. Naho FujimotoStefan BianchinDr. Marco StiefHeike Röder-Hitschke, Dr. Holger Glas, Lutz Kietzmann, Dr. Regina Neuefeind


‘Excellent team of patent attorneys who are very proactive and strategic in responding to the needs of our business.’

‘Eva Ehlich: Excellent knowledge of industry; years of experience; excellent strategic thinking; holistic approach.’

‘ Naho Fujimoto: Very solution oriented; very efficient.’

‘The team consists of experienced scientists who understand the technology and develop IP strategies to protect scientific innovations.’

‘Attentive and thorough.’

‘Maiwald’s team around Dirk Bühler combines a high level of expertise with great commitment, pragmatism and very professional and personal interactions.’

‘Dirk Bühler has an extremely good overview of current case law and trends at the EPO and the German courts, which is of great value for filing strategies and opinion work.’

Link to the Official Legal 500 EMEA Ranking