Dr Marco Stief, LL.M. > Maiwald GmbH > Munich, Germany > Lawyer Profile

Maiwald GmbH

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Marco Stief is a highly experienced lawyer, skilled in handling national and international patent infringement cases, border seizure proceedings and conflicts arising from technology-related contracts. He advises companies in the areas of technical IP rights, technology transfers and also on a wide variety of contractual matters. He acts in an advisory capacity on questions relating to design rights, competition law, employee inventions and trade secrets.

Marco has headed Maiwald’s legal department since 2017. He lectures in intellectual property rights at the University of Dresden and is associate lecturer in patent and international contract law at the University of Marburg.


LL.M. University of Chicago


since 2017 Partner, shareholder and managing director at Maiwald
since 2013 Attorney-at-law at Maiwald
2009 – 2013 Director Legal at Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA
2001 – 2009 Attorney-at-law in the „Magic Circle“ law firms Freshfields, Clifford Chance and Baker & McKenzie


German, English


  • GRUR
  • DAV
  • DAJV
  • VPP
  • LES
  • Founding Member IPDR


2019 Doctoral degree (Dr iur.) from the University of Basel
2001 Admitted to the bar
2000 – 2001 Master’s degree in law (LL.M.) from the University of Chicago
1998 – 2000 Trainee lawyer in Mannheim, Singapore and Chicago
1993 – 1998 Studied law at the University of Bayreuth and the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen

Lawyer Rankings

Germany > Intellectual property > Patent litigation: solicitors

With offices in Düsseldorf and Munich, Maiwald GmbH impresses with broad sector expertise, including pharmaceuticals, chemistry and information technology, which also mirrors the sectoral focus of practice head Marco Stief. He is supported by counsel Heike Röder-Hitschke, who handles patent infringement and inter pares proceedings as well as extensively advising on trade marks. Christian Meyer (infringement and inter pares proceedings) made partner in October 2023.