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Dr Simon Lud

Partner
German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
Physicist

Simon Lud’s professional activities cover patent prosecution, enforcement of granted IP rights as well as opposition and appeal proceedings. His work also involves evaluating and challenging the intellectual property rights of third parties.

The bulk of his work relates to telecommunications and information technologies, automotive technologies, Industry 4.0 as well as computer-implemented inventions. His has particular expertise in patent law-related questions in the fields of Internet-of-Things, 3D printing processes, FRAND-conform licensing of standard-relevant patents, standards-based patent use and data compression methods.

He advises well-known corporations and medium-sized companies wishing to realign their IP strategy to meet the challenges posed by the digital revolution. His efforts are also directed to providing his clients with advice on establishing portfolios of solid IP rights in the field of Industry 4.0.

Career

Since 2018

Partner at Maiwald

Since 2013

Patent attorney at Maiwald

2009-2013

Patent attorney trainee at two different IP law firms

Education

2015

Admitted to practice as European patent attorney

2013

Admitted to practice as German patent attorney

2010-2012

Studied law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen

2009

Studied at the University of California and at the California NanoSystems Institute

2005-2009

Doctoral degree in the field of semiconductor and solid state physics from the Walter Schottky Institute of the Technical University of Munich

1999-2005

Studied physics at the Technical University of Munich

Services
  • Patent prosecution and portfolio management
  • Opposition and nullity proceedings
  • Patent litigation
  • Freedom-to-operate and validity analysis
  • Filing strategies and drafting patent applications
  • Patent and portfolio evaluations
Publications
  • Schutzrechte in Zeiten der Digitalisierung, Tegernseer IP Tagung, 07/2018
  • Praxisrelevante Rechtsprechung des BGH und des EPA zu computerimplementierten Erfindungen, Vortragsreihe Maiwald Patentseminar, 05/2018
  • Infringing inventions dispersed across multiple territories, Managing Intellectual Property, 03/2018
  • Patentstrategien für Industrie 4.0 und das Internet der Dinge, Vortragsreihe Maiwald Patentseminar, 11/2017 (Düsseldorf) und 06/2017 (München)
  • Protecting and enforcing data formats for the IoT, Managing Intellectual Property, 03/2017
  • Submissions filed in second instance nullity proceedings, Managing Intellectual Property, 03/2016
  • Technical character of graphic feedback, Managing Intellectual Property, 09/2015
  • Late-filed submissions in nullity proceedings, Managing Intellectual Property, 01/2015
Memberships
  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • epi
  • VPP
  • GRUR
Languages

German, English, French