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Dr. Tobias Philipp


German Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney

UPC Representative

Mechanical Engineer

Ingénieur Diplômé (ECP)

Tobias advises and supports businesses of all sizes, from start-ups to major corporations, in prosecuting and enforcing IP rights in Germany, Europe and worldwide. Application, opposition and appeal proceedings at the German Patent and Trademark Office and the European Patent Office form a substantial part of his workload. He also provides expert opinions on freedom-to-operate, validity and infringement issues. In addition to his work as a patent attorney, Tobias regularly holds lectures for entrepreneurs and students. Tobias is furthermore member of the Maiwald UPC taskforce and responsible for UPC related topics at Maiwald.

Because of his strong background in mechanical engineering in combination with his keen interest in technologies of all kind, he primarily advises companies in the areas of automotive technology, machine building and plant engineering. For over 10 years he has been active in the fields of digitalisation and Industry 4.0.

since 2024
Partner at Maiwald
since 2021
German patent attorney and European patent attorney at Maiwald
2019 - 2021
German patent attorney and European patent attorney at another IP firm
2015 - 2018
Patent attorney trainee at another IP firm
2014 - 2015
Patent Examiner at the European Patent Office
2013 - 2014
Group leader at Fraunhofer Institute for Casting, Composite and Processing Technology IGCV (formerly Project Group of Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology)
2010 - 2013
Research assistant at the Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management of the Technical University of Munich

Admitted to practice before the UPC
Admitted as a European patent attorney
Admitted as a German patent attorney
2015 - 2017
Studied “Law for Patent attorneys” at FernUniversität Hagen
2010 - 2013
PhD in Production Engineering (Dr.-Ing.) at the Technical University of Munich
2006 - 2008
Studied general engineering at the École Centrale Paris as part of a double-degree programme
2004 - 2009
Studied mechanical engineering at the RWTH Aachen

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

  • Scholarship of German Academic Scholarship Foundation

  • German Patent Attorney Association
  • European Patent Institute (epi)

  • German
  • English
  • French