Dr Alexander Schmitz > Maiwald GmbH > Munich, Germany > Lawyer Profile

Maiwald GmbH

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Alexander Schmitz assists companies in prosecuting and enforcing IP rights in the fields of electrical and information technologies as well as mechanics and mechanical engineering. He is an acknowledged expert in the fields of medical devices, high-voltage technology, energy transmission and distribution systems as well as electrical components. His foremost priority is always to find the optimal solution for the client.  Alexander also engages intensively with digitalization, Internet of Things (IoT), Industry 4.0 and e‑mobility. 

Alexander advises mostly medium-sized companies with regard to strategic planning as well as development and maintenance of IP portfolios. He regularly conducts infringement and validity proceedings and coordinates litigation involving similar issues.


German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
Representative before the UPC
Electrical Engineer


since 2008 Partner, shareholder and managing director at Maiwald
since 2006 Patent attorney at Maiwald
2002 – 2006 Patent attorney trainee at an IP law firm
1996 – 2002 Research associate and chief engineer at the Institute for High Voltage Technology at the RWTH Aachen University


German, English


  • epi
  • VPP


2023 Admitted to practice before the UPC
2011 Admitted to practice as business mediator (MuCDR)
2007 Admitted to practice as German patent attorney
2006 Admitted to practice as European patent attorney
2003 – 2005 Studied law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen
1996 – 2000 Doctoral degree in the field of polymeric insulating materials in energy technology from the RWTH Aachen University
1990 – 1996 Studied electrical engineering at the RWTH Aachen University

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Germany > Intellectual property > Patent litigation: patent lawyers

Maiwald GmbH, with headquarters in Munich, is experienced in disputes, particularly in opposition proceedings before the EPO, but also has expertise in nullity and infringement proceedings. Pharma and chemistry are among the practice’s central specialist areas, which are covered by Eva Ehlich and Derk Vos among others; both are often instructed by US and Japanese clients. Biotechnology, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering form additional practice pillars; Sophie Ertl and Alexander Schmitz are among the key contacts for the latter.