Thomas L. Lederer

Thomas L. Lederer

Patent Attorney, Computer Scientist, and Geek.

About me

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.

Legal Qualifications (in IP since 2007)

  • – European Patent Attorney (EPO)
  • – German Patent Attorney (DPMA, BPatG)
  • – European Trademark and Design Attorney (EUIPO)
  • – Licensed for secret patents in Germany
  • – Listed as Servicing Attorney in Austria (AT IPO)

Education

Technical Qualifications

– 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

Experience

  • – Trained and worked at several Law Firms
  • – Patent and Trademark experience as In-House Counsel
  • – Acted before WIPO, EPO, and national offices of DE, AT, UK, and CH
  • – Co-Author of KLEY compendium
  • – CEIPI Tutor for EQE preparation courses

"Change is the essential process of all existence."

Spock

Articles and Speaking Engagements

Note: The links below were created close to the publication of the articles and events.

Articles

Date Link Publication/Title
Dec 2016 PDF   Patent Lawyer Magazine: Global considerations for PCT applications in the field of computer science
Sept 2015 PDF   Patent Lawyer Magazine: Tiny advances
Sept 2014 PDF   World Intellectual Property Review: Computer-implemented inventions: recent changes in case law

Speaking Engagements

Date Link Event, Location/Title
29 Nov 2018 PDF  
PDF  
TechDivision meetup, Rosenheim: Patents and Computer Implemented Inventions
07 Nov 2018 PDF   Bayern Innovativ: "Artificial Intelligence: Effects and Challenges", DPMA, Munich: Practical Tips for Patenting of Inventions in Artificial Intelligence
19 Apr 2018 PDF   Global Anti-Counterfeiting and Brand Protection Summit, Amsterdam: IP and Patents: Do’s & Don’ts
20 July 2016 PDF   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 PDF   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

"Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead."

Morihei Ueshiba 植芝 盛平

Imprint

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Thomas L. Lederer  
Höhenbergweg 43 +49 177 83 82 81 4
83026 Rosenheim tom@lederer.it
Germany https://patl.eu
VAT Number DE 27 57 838 57

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

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