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Rainer Schiel

Rainer Schiel

  • Engineering
  • Hightech & Electronics
  • German Patent Attorney
  • European and German Trademark and Design Attorney
  • Associate

Rainer Schiel started his career as a patent attorney in 2015 in a German IP boutique. He previously worked as a scientist and lecturer at universities in the United States and Germany in the field of theoretical particle physics.

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Rainer studied physics at the Technical University of Munich, Germany and at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS, US, where he received his PhD in theoretical particle physics. Following his doctorate, he worked as a scientist and lecturer at the University of Regensburg, Germany.

Rainer received his training to become a patent attorney in a German IP boutique, but he also gained experience in an industrial patent department. His spectrum of activities covers a wide range of technologies, e.g., in textile industry, conveyor technology, sensor technology or power electronics. In addition, Rainer is experienced in matters of the law on employees’ invention.

Working experience

  • Patent attorney, V.O. (since 2020)
  • Patent engineer and patent attorney in IP boutiques and in industry (2015 – 2020)
  • Scientist and lecturer, University of Regensburg, Germany (2008 – 2014)
  • Teaching and research assistant, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US (2003 – 2008)


  • Law for Patent Attorneys, University of Hagen, Germany (2015 – 2017)
  • PhD in physics, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US (2008)
  • MSc in physics, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US (2005)
  • Studies of physics, Technical University of Munich, Germany (1999 – 2002)


  • R. W. Schiel, „Expanding the Interpolator Basis in the Variational Method to Explicitly Account for Backward Running States“, Phys. Rev. D 92, 034512 (2015).
  • V. M. Braun et al., „Light-cone Distribution Amplitudes of the Nucleon and Negative Parity Nucleon Resonances from Lattice QCD“, Phys. Rev. D 89, 094511 (2014).
  • R. W. Schiel, „Multi-beam strategy for neutrino-nucleus cross-sections“, Ph.D. thesis (2008).
  • R. W. Schiel und J. P. Ralston, „A pionic hadron explains the muon magnetic moment anomaly“, Phys. Lett. B 657, 43 (2007).
  • R. W. Schiel und J. P. Ralston, „The Greisen equation explained and improved“, Phys. Rev. D 75, 016005 (2007).
  •  I. Kravchenko et al., „RICE limits on the diffuse ultrahigh energy neutrino flux“, Phys. Rev. D 73, 082002 (2006).
  • M. Rothenfusser und R. Schiel, „Nonlinear ultrasonic effects in adhesive joints“, AIP Conf. Proc. 557, 1253 (2001).


  • German
  • English



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