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Thomas Ederer

Senior Associate
German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
Electrical Engineer and IT Specialist
Automotive Engineer

Thomas Ederer's professional experience as an IP specialist and his background as development engineer in the field of automotive electronics and electronic control units for vehicles render him ideally suited to provide competent and practical advice to clients across the broad spectrum of intellectual property protection. He has particular technical expertise in mechanical and electrical engineering as well as information and medical technology. After several years as a patent attorney in the industrial patent department of a manufacturing company in the field of electrical systems and electronics, Thomas has first-hand knowledge of the needs of clients, who he advises on questions relating to German, European and international intellectual property protection.

Career

Since 2018

Patent attorney at Maiwald

2015-2018

Patent attorney in his own law firm and in-house patent attorney/patent counsel with an international automotive supplier

2012-2015

Patent attorney trainee at an IP law firm

2011-2012

Patent engineer at an IP law firm

2008-2011

Development engineer for an engineering service provider in the automotive industry

Education

2016

Admitted to practice as European patent attorney

2015

Admitted to practice as German patent attorney

2012-2014

Studied law for patent attorneys at the University of Hagen

2009-2011

Master’s degree in electrical engineering and information technology, embedded systems from the University of Hagen

2005-2008

Studied automotive and aerospace engineering at Munich University of Applied Sciences

Services
  • Patent prosecution and portfolio management
  • Filing strategies and drafting patent applications
  • Freedom-to-operate and validity analysis
  • Opposition and nullity proceedings
  • Patent litigation
Memberships
  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • epi
  • FICPI
  • VPP
Languages

German, English