Thomas L. Lederer, born 1975 in Rosenheim, studied Physics, Mechanical Engineering and Informatics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and the Technische Universität Berlin before turning to Intellectual Property in 2007.
He is one of very few (less than ca. 1%) German Patent Attorneys with a Master's level degree in Computer Science (Informatics (Diplom-Informatiker Univ.), from the LMU Munich).
Tom is fluent in German and English and has basic knowledge in Spanish, Italian, French and Japanese.
– Academic Education in Physics and Mechanics
– Master's Level degree in Computer Science
– Focus areas include: Networks and Network Protocols, Databases, Information Science and Ontologies, Programming and Theoretical Informatics
Note: The links below were created close to the publication of the articles and events.
|Dec 2016||Patent Lawyer Magazine: Global considerations for PCT applications in the field of computer science|
|Sept 2015||Patent Lawyer Magazine: Tiny advances|
|Sept 2014||World Intellectual Property Review: Computer-implemented inventions: recent changes in case law|
|29 Nov 2018||PDF
||TechDivision meetup, Rosenheim: Patents and Computer Implemented Inventions|
|07 Nov 2018||Bayern Innovativ: "Artificial Intelligence: Effects and Challenges", DPMA, Munich: Practical Tips for Patenting of Inventions in Artificial Intelligence|
|19 Apr 2018||Global Anti-Counterfeiting and Brand Protection Summit, Amsterdam: IP and Patents: Do’s & Don’ts|
|20 July 2016||Workshop in Munich together with Dr. Thomas Buchholz (BSH), Munich: Internet of Things (only my part)|
|02 June 2014||IP Law Europe Summit 2014, Monte Carlo: Opting In or Opting Out: Weighing the Benefits and Dangers of the Unitary Patent Court System|
|10 Dec 2013||by Bayern Innovativ: "IP-Management - Strategien und Lösungen für den Know-How-Schutz", DPMA, Munich: Aufbau eines globalen IP-Managements in einem mittelständischen luK-Unternehmen|
Thomas L. Lederer is admitted as Patent Attorney in Germany and a member of the German patent attorneys' chamber. The professional title "Patentanwalt" (Patent Attorney) was granted in the Federal Republic of Germany. The competent organisation is the German patent attorneys’ chamber (Patentanwaltskammer; address: Tal 29, 80331 Munich, Germany).
The following professional regulations are relevant:
– German patent attorneys’ statute ("Patentanwaltsordnung") and Patent attorneys’ code of conduct ("Berufsordnung der Patentanwälte"), both available at Patentanwaltskammer
– FICPI professional regulations, available at FICPI
Following valid registrations are made:
– European Patent Attorney with the European Patent Office and as a member of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi) (phone: +49 89 242052-0, webpage: http://www.patentepi.com)
– European Trademark and Design Attorney with the EUIPO (trademarks, designs and models). The Council Regulation on the Community Trademark apply
– Servicing Patent Attorney in Austria, listed according to §16a PatAnwG with the Austrian patent attorneys' chamber
A professional liability insurance is in place with Allianz.