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Dr. James Neuhaus


European Patent Attorney

M.Sc. Chemistry

James is European Patent Attorney at Maiwald. He specialises in industrial property rights in the areas of pharmaceutical and polymer technology, chemistry and chemical engineering, and draws on his in-depth chemistry expertise when drafting international and European patent applications.

His doctoral research focussed on the study of transition-metal-catalysed processes, in particular the development of rhodium-catalysed hydroacylation. His postdoctoral research was primarily concerned with the utilization of sulfonium and sulfoxonium ylides in transition-metal-catalysed reactions. In addition to co-authoring numerous scientific articles and book chapters, he has gained considerable experience through presenting novel research findings at international scientific conferences in the UK, Spain, Austria and Hungary.

since 2022
Patent attorney at Maiwald
2018 - 2022
European patent attorney trainee at Maiwald
2016 - 2017
Postdoc at the University of Vienna

Admitted to practice as European Patent Attorney
2019 - 2022
Studying law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen
2012 - 2016
Doctoral degree in organic chemistry from the University of Oxford
2008 - 2012
Master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Oxford

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

  • Scholarship of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

  • English
  • German