Dr Alexander Schmitz > MAIWALD PATENTANWALTS- UND RECHTSANWALTSGESELLSCHAFT MBH > Munich, Germany > Lawyer Profile

MAIWALD PATENTANWALTS- UND RECHTSANWALTSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
MAIWALD PATENTANWALTS- UND RECHTSANWALTSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
ELISENSTRASSE 3, 80335 MÜNCHEN
Germany
Alexander Schmitz photo

Work Department

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.

Position

Partner, German Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney, European Trademark and Design Attorney

Career

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

 

Languages

German, English

Memberships

VPP, FICPI

Education

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

Lawyer Rankings

Deutschland > Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz > Patentrecht: Patentanwälte: Anmeldungen und Amtsverfahren

MAIWALD PATENTANWALTS- UND RECHTSANWALTSGESELLSCHAFT MBH wartet mit einer regen Patenterteilungs- und Einspruchsverfahrenspraxis auf und legt einen besonderen Schwerpunkt auf Verfahren vor dem EPA. Von den Büros in München und Düsseldorf aus bietet die Kanzlei zudem Beratung in strategischen Patent- und Portfoliofragen, die Begleitung internationaler Mandate wie beispielsweise die weltweite Koordination von Patenterteilungsverfahren, ein gut aufgestelltes Team für Nichtigkeits- und Verletzungsklagen und Beratung zu ergänzenden Schutzzertifikaten, worauf ein besonderer Fokus liegt. Sektoriell liegt die traditionelle Stärke der Kanzlei im Pharma- und Chemiesektor, man verfügt jedoch auch über tiefgehende Expertise in den Bereichen Biotechnologie, Maschinenbau, Elektrotechnik, computerbezogene Erfindungen und Medizintechnik. Zunehmend sichtbar wird außerdem der Engineering-Flügel. Die Mandantschaft setzt sich aus Start-ups, Mittelständlern und internationalen Großkonzernen zusammen, wobei der Anteil von Mandanten aus den USA und Asien, insbesondere aus China und Japan, stetig wächst. Schlüsselfiguren im Team sind Dirk Bühler (Biotechnologie), Eva Ehlich (Chemie und Pharmazie), Martin Huenges (Biotechnologie und Pharmazie), Derk Vos (Chemie und Pharmazie), Christian Schäflein (Physik), Alexander Ortlieb (Physik, Medizintechnik und Diagnostik, computerimplementierte Erfindungen, Maschinenbau und Telekommunikation), Eva Dörner (Chemie), Angela Zumstein (Pharmazie), Berthold Lux (Chemie), Alexander Schmitz (Elektrotechnik) und Sophie Ertl (Maschinenbau). Der als Patent- und Rechtsanwalt doppelt qualifizierte Stefan Bianchin stieß im Februar 2019 von Mitscherlich & Partner zur Kanzlei und wurde im August 2019 zum Partner ernannt. Naho Fujimoto (Chemie), Ian Weaver (Optoelektronik und optische Informationsverarbeitung) und Christian Pioch (unter anderem Software, Datenverarbeitung und Halbleitertechnik) wurden Ende 2019 beziehungsweise Anfang 2020 in die Partnerschaft aufgenommen.

Germany > Intellectual property > Patent prosecution

MAIWALD PATENTANWALTS- UND RECHTSANWALTSGESELLSCHAFT MBH fields an active patent granting and opposition procedures practice and has a particular focus on proceedings before the EPO. From its Munich and Düsseldorf offices, the firm also offers advice on strategic patent and portfolio issues, assistance with international instructions such as the global coordination of patent granting procedures, a seasoned team for nullity and infringement claims and advice on complementary protection certificates, which represents a particular focus. Sectorally, the firm’s traditional strength lies in the pharmaceuticals and chemicals industries, although the team also possesses deep expertise in the biotechnology, mechanical engineering, electrotechnology, computer-related inventions and medical engineering fields. The engineering practice is also increasingly gaining visibility. The client base is comprised of startups, medium-sized companies and large international corporations, while the share of clients from the US and Asia, particularly China and Japan, is increasingly growing. The team’s key contacts are Dirk Bühler (biotechnology), Eva Ehlich (chemicals and pharmaceuticals), Martin Huenges (biotechnology and pharmaceuticals), Derk Vos (chemicals and pharmaceuticals), Christian Schäflein (physics), Alexander Ortlieb (physics, medical engineering and diagnostics, computer-implemented inventions, mechanical engineering and telecommunications), Eva Dörner (chemicals), Angela Zumstein (pharmaceuticals), Berthold Lux (chemicals), Alexander Schmitz (electrotechnology) and Sophie Ertl (mechanical engineering). Dually qualified patent lawyer and attorney-at-law Stefan Bianchin joined the firm in February 2019 from Mitscherlich & Partner and made partner in August 2019. Naho Fujimoto (chemicals), Ian Weaver (optoelectronics and optical information processing) and Christian Pioch (software, data processing and semiconductor technology among others) made partner at the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020 respectively.