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Dr Erwin Thurner

Associate
German Patent Attorney
Electrical Engineer
Philosopher

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.

Career

Since 2018

German patent attorney at Maiwald

2015-2018

German patent attorney at an IP law firm

2012-2015

Patent attorney trainee at an IP law firm

1985-2012

Various tasks at Siemens AG

Education

2015

Admitted to practice as German patent attorney

2012-2015

Studied law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen

1994

External doctoral degree in the field of formal methods in computer architecture from the Technical University of Munich

1981-1985

Studied philosophy with a minor subject of art history at the Munich School of Philosophy S.J.

1979-1985

Studied electrical engineering at the Technical University of Munich

Services
  • Filing strategies and drafting patent applications
  • Opposition and nullity proceedings
  • Patent litigation
Memberships
  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • VDE
  • GI
  • IEEE
Languages

German, English