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Dr Erwin Thurner


German Patent Attorney

Electrical Engineer


Promoviert im Fachbereich Informatik

Erwin Thurner advises clients on all questions relating to national and international IP law, including patents, utility models, trademarks and designs. His specialist fields are electronics, computer-implemented inventions (CII), medical technology and telecommunications. 

Erwin worked for several years with Siemens AG, where he was involved in a broad range of research and development projects. These included, for example, software diagnostic tests for assembly units, development of an RISC processor (as ASIC), formal description and synthesis of bus protocols, performance and reliability analyses and telecommunications.  He published about 30 articles or book chapters and for 15 years was also a lecturer in computer architecture (microprocessor-systems technology) at the RWTH Aachen.

Since 2018
German patent attorney at Maiwald
German patent attorney at an IP law firm
Patent attorney trainee at an IP law firm
Various tasks at Siemens AG

Admitted to practice as German patent attorney
Studied law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen
External doctoral degree in the field of formal methods in computer architecture from the Technical University of Munich
Studied philosophy with a minor subject of art history at the Munich School of Philosophy S.J.
Studied electrical engineering at the Technical University of Munich

  • Filing strategies and drafting patent applications
  • Opposition and nullity proceedings
  • Patent litigation

  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • VDE
  • GI
  • IEEE

  • German
  • English