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Stefan Bianchin



European Patent Attorney

Certified Specialist Lawyer for Intellectual Property

Graduate Engineer (FH) Physical Engineering

Stefan has many years of experience in national and international patent and utility model infringement cases. His dual qualification as a lawyer and European patent attorney makes him ideally qualified to assess both the legal and technical aspects of the cases he handles on behalf of clients, in particular with regard to coordination of infringement and validity proceedings. He also advises on licensing agreements, employee inventions and entitlement proceedings. His litigation experience on the other hand enables him to draft claims that are clearly and cogently formulated to withstand potential attacks.

since 2019
Partner at Maiwald
since 2019
Attorney-at-law and European patent attorney at Maiwald
since 2017
Lecturer for patent law at the Munich University of Applied Sciences
2007 - 2019
Attorney-at-law and European patent attorney at two IP law firms

Certified specialist in intellectual property law
Admitted to practice as a European Patent Attorney
Admitted to the bar
2005 - 2007
Trainee lawyer in Augsburg and Munich
1999 - 2005
Studied law at the University of Augsburg
1993 - 1998
Studied physical engineering at the Munich University of Applied Sciences
1988 - 1991
Apprenticeship as office communications clerk

  • Opposition and nullity proceedings
  • Patent litigation and preliminary injunction proceedings
  • German employee invention law and entitlement proceedings
  • Freedom-to-operate- and validity opinions
  • Patent examination proceedings and portfolio management
  • Application strategies and drafting of patent applications

  • Recommended in Legal 500 EMEA 2022
  • Recommended in Legal 500 Deutschland 2021, 2022
  • Recommended in Handelsblatt | Best Lawyers „Deutschlands Beste Anwälte" 2020, 2021, 2022

  • Munich Bar Association
  • epi
  • VPP
  • GRUR

  • German
  • English