Dr. Maximilian Stelzer

Principal / Patent Attorney Engineering & ICT Team

Maximilian is a Principal of Spruson & Ferguson (Asia). His practice primarily involves the drafting and prosecution of patent applications, advice in relation to patent validity and enforcement, patent strategy, including global filing strategy, and patent infringement advice. Maximilian works across a broad range of technologies in electrical and mechanical engineering and computer implemented inventions, with particular expertise in the fields of mobile radio communications, image and video encoding, data security, artificial intelligence, computer systems and peripherals, and robotics. As well as advising clients from start-up companies and universities through to large multi-national companies, Maximilian enjoys lecturing at universities on various fields of intellectual property.

Prior to joining Spruson & Ferguson (Asia), Maximilian was a partner of one of Germany’s and Singapore’s major intellectual property law firms.

Maximilian graduated from the Technical University Munich, Germany, in technical mathematics (Dipl.-Tech. Math.) with work on image segmentation of medical images by computational optimization of mathematical functionals involving partial differential equations. Following this, he worked as a scientific assistant on efficient modelling, simulation and optimization of legged and industrial robots and biomechanics of human motions at the Technical University Darmstadt, Germany, where he was awarded a PhD in engineering (Dr.-Ing.).

Maximilian is a European Patent Attorney, and is a German Qualified Patent Attorney and a European Qualified Trade Mark and Design Attorney. He is a member of the European Patent Institute. He is also a member of the Association of Singapore Patent Agents.

  • Diploma in Technical Mathematics - Technical University of Munich Germany

  • PhD in Engineering - Technical University of Darmstadt Germany

  • German Qualified Patent Attorney

  • European Qualified Trademark and Design Attorney

  • European Patent Attorney

  • International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)

  • Association of Singapore Patent Attorneys (ASPA)