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Dr. Christian Schäflein


German Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney

UPC Representative


Christian specializes in the design and management of worldwide patent portfolios, from active involvement in product development, to robust protection of the corresponding intellectual property rights, to opposition, nullity and patent infringement proceedings, predominantly in areas related to physics, mechanical engineering, digitalization and telecommunications.

Drawing on the experience acquired over many years prosecuting patents and designs, his interdisciplinary approach enables him to build a product-centred global IP portfolio. Clients particularly value his expertise in artificial intelligence and machine learning.

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 before the UPC
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 EMEA 2022, 2023, 2024
  • Recommended in Legal 500 Deutschland 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024
  • Recommended in IAM Patent 1000 “World’s Leading Patent Professionals” 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Listed as "Excellent" in the Leaders League Rankings Germany 2023 in the categorie Patent Prosecution

  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • epi
  • GRUR
  • VPP

  • German
  • English