Christiane Maxien

Partner at Wallinger Ricker Schlotter Tostmann, Patent- undRechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB

Christiane Maxien is a partner of Wallinger Ricker Schlotter Tostmann. Holder of a PhD in chemistry, she specialises in the technical fields of chemistry, green technologies, material sciences and biochemistry. In her work as a patent attorney, she has particular expertise in advising on, granting and enforcing IP portfolios with an international focus.

Dr Maxien completed her doctorate summa cum laude at the Chair of Inorganic Chemistry at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich in 2009. Her doctoral thesis focused on the development of new chalcogenophosphates and the investigation of their chemical properties, particularly with regard to the application of these compounds in modern, highly efficient lithium-ion rechargeable batteries.

Dr Maxien specialises in assisting clients with and advising them on international operations, particularly with regard to commercially viable patent portfolio management. Her practice areas include patent prosecution in Germany and Europe, coordination of patent prosecution in countries outside Europe, and enforcement and defence of IP rights, in particular in opposition and appeal proceedings before the European Patent Office, as well as the preparation of freedom-to-operate opinions.

Located in Munich, Wallinger Ricker Schlotter Tostmann started with five attorneys in 2007 and has grown to include over 20 patent attorneys and attorneys at law. In 2018 Dr Maxien became the first woman and youngest partner to join the partnership at Wallinger Ricker Schlotter Tostmann.

Professional associations

  • epi
  • PAK

Sample client list

  • Archroma IP GmbH
  • Bridgestone/Firestone
  • Eastman Chemicals
  • Nippon Shokubai

Firm details

Wallinger Ricker Schlotter Tostmann, Patent- undRechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB
Zweibrueckenstrasse 5-7
Munich 80331

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