Professor Dr. Maximilian Haedicke studied law in Munich, Geneva and Washington D.C. (LL.M. Georgetown 1995, New York Bar Exam 1995). After his Second State Exam and after a legal clerkship at Berlin High Court in 1998, he became assistant professor at Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign and International Copyright, Patent and Competition Law in Munich where he held the position of head of the U.S. department. Afterwards he worked for an international law firm with a specialisation on intellectual property and information technology law, especially in the area of patent litigation. Since 2003 he is tenured professor at Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg where he holds a Chair for Intellectual Property and Competition Law. Since 2008 he is the secretary of the Patent Committee and since 2015 also of the Biotech Committe of the German Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and Copyright (GRUR). From 2007 to 2010 he was Visiting Professor at National Law School of India in Bangalore, at NALSAR University of Law at Hyderabad and of the Westbengal National University of Juridical Sciences in Kolkata. He is Honorary Professor of the Westbengal National University of Juridical Sciences in Kolkata.
In 2011, he was teaching a course on International IP Law at CEIPI at the Universitée Robert Schumann, Strasbourg. Between 2011 and March 2017 he has also been a Judge at the Patent Division of the Court of Appeals in Düsseldorf. Maximilian works as arbitrator and mediator. He has submitted numerous expert reports and has testified either by deposition or at trial as an expert in patent law and practice in patent cases in the United States, United Kingdom, in the Netherlands and before the European Patent Office. His research, teaching, practice, and consulting work focused on the law of innovation, including intellectual property, antitrust, technology policy.