Dr. Maximilian Knaus, M. Sc. Chem., German Patent Attorney (Patentanwalt), European Trademark and Design Attorney

Dr. rer. nat. Maximilian Knaus

M. Sc. Chem.

German Patent Attorney (Patentanwalt), European Patent Attorney, European Trademark and Design Attorney, European Patent Litigator


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As your Patent Attorneys we share your enthusiasm for natural sciences and technology. We support you in obtaining, defending and enforcing intellectual property rights to turn your inventions into an economical advantage towards your competitors.

Dr. rer. nat. Maximilian Knaus

Technical expertise

  • Inorganic and organic chemistry
  • Polymer chemistry
  • Technical chemistry
  • Metallurgy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy

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Legal expertise

  • Patent and utility model applications
  • Trademark applications
  • Opposition proceedings
  • Design patent and registered design applications
  • Patent grant procedures
  • Patent infringement proceedings
  • Nullity proceedings
  • Law of employee inventions

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Professional career

  • Studies of Chemistry in Heidelberg and Munich
  • Dissertation: Main-Group Element-Mediated Polymerization of Polar Monomers
  • Doctoral scholarship of Funds of the Chemical Industry
  • Excellence Prize of VAA Foundation (VAA Stiftung)
  • Trained as a patent attorney in Wiesbaden, Dusseldorf and Munich
  • German Patent Attorney (Patentanwalt), European Trademark and Design Attorney since 2019
  • Partner at WSL since 2021