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Dr Christian Schäflein


German Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney


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.

since 2008
Partner, shareholder and managing director at Maiwald
since 2006
Patent attorney at Maiwald
2003 - 2006
Patent attorney trainee at Maiwald
Foundation of Attocube Systems AG

Admitted to practice as European patent attorney
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

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

  • Recommended in Legal 500 Deutschland 2021, 2022
  • Recommended in IAM Patent 1000 “World’s Leading Patent Professionals” 2018, 2019, 2020

  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • epi
  • GRUR
  • VPP

  • German
  • English