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Dr Simon Lud

German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney

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.


Since 2018

Partner at Maiwald

Since 2013

Patent attorney at Maiwald


Patent attorney trainee at two different IP law firms



Admitted to practice as European patent attorney


Admitted to practice as German patent attorney


Studied law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen


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


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


Studied physics at the Technical University of Munich

  • 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
  • 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
  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • epi
  • VPP
  • GRUR

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