Marco Stief

Partner at Maiwald Patentanwalts- und Rechtsanwalts-GmbH

Marco Stief is a partner of Maiwald and head of the legal department.

Dr Stief has gained many years of experience in international and national patent infringement cases. He also regularly advises companies on complex national and international IP transactions, licensing, partnership and facilities and equipment agreements, as well as on trademark issues, competition law, employee invention law and unfair competition law.

Dr Stief is a former Fulbright scholar; he lectures on intellectual property at the Universities of Marburg and Dresden, and is the publisher and author of numerous titles, including Patent Law - A Handbook published in German and English, Vertragshandbuch Pharma und Life Sciences (Handbook of Pharmaceutical Contracts) and Supplementary Protection Certificates.

Prior to joining Maiwald, Dr Stief practised as an attorney at law at the Düsseldorf office of Clifford Chance, the Düsseldorf, London and Munich offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, and was legal director of Fresenius SE & Co KGaA in Bad Homburg.

Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine nominated Dr Stief as one of the top 300 world’s leading IP strategists. He is listed in the German JUVE Handbook as one of the top 8 patent litigators under 50 in Germany. According to JUVE, clients particularly esteem Dr Stief for his pragmatic approach. The Legal 500 recommends him as “pragmatic, fast, results-oriented and always with the highest professional standards”.

Focus of work

  • Patent infringement litigation
  • Patents and utility models
  • Supplementary protection certificates
  • Competition and antitrust law
  • Compliance
  • Contract law
  • Employee invention law
  • Pharmaceutical law

Professional associations

  • DAJV
  • DAV
  • GRUR

Firm details

Maiwald Patentanwalts- und Rechtsanwalts-GmbH
Elisenstrasse 3
Munich 80335

Contact details

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