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Dr Claus Schindele

Partner
German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
Chemist

A major part of Claus Schindele’s IP work involves advising clients on strategic issues in the various fields of chemistry. Other important activities are drafting patent applications, conducting European opposition proceedings and preparing legal opinions on validity and relevance of patents.

His scientific background comprises inorganic, organic and pharmaceutical chemistry. He has particular specialist expertise in the fields of polymer chemistry and thin film technology, especially photovoltaic cells.

Career
Since 2018

Partner at Maiwald

Since 2017

Patent attorney at Maiwald

2005-2017

Patent attorney at an IP law firm

2002-2005

Patent attorney trainee at an IP law firm

Education

2007

Admitted to practice as European patent attorney

2005

Admitted to practice as German patent attorney

2002-2005

Studied law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen

1998-2002

Doctoral degree in the field of organic physical chemistry from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich;

Lecturer at the University of California, Los Angeles

1992-1998

Studied chemistry at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Services
  • Patent prosecution and portfolio management
  • Filing strategies and drafting patent applications
  • Freedom-to-operate and validity analysis
  • Opposition and nullity proceedings
  • Patent litigation
Memberships
  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • epi
Languages

German, English