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Senior Associate

Thomas Ederer

Senior Associate

German Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney

Electrical Engineer and IT Specialist

Automotive Engineer

Thomas’ 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.

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

Admitted to practice as European patent attorney
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

  • Patent prosecution and portfolio management
  • Filing strategies and drafting patent applications
  • Freedom-to-operate and validity analysis
  • Opposition and nullity proceedings
  • Patent litigation

  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • epi
  • VPP

  • German
  • English