Thomas L. Lederer, born 1975 in Rosenheim, studied Physics, Mechanical Engineering and Informatics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and the Technische Universität Berlin before turning to Intellectual Property.

He is one of very few (less than ca. 1%) German Patent Attorneys with a Master's level degree in Computer Science (Informatics (Diplom-Informatiker Univ.), from the LMU Munich).

  • Active in Intellectual Property since 2007
  • Qualified German & European Patent Attorney
  • Listed as Servicing Attorney in Austria
  • Experience in Law Firms as well as In-House
  • Licensed in Germany for secret patents
  • Prosecuted Patent Applications also in the United Kingdom and in Switzerland

Tom is fluent in German and English and has basic knowledge in Spanish, Italian, French and Japanese.


LMU MunichPhysics (Astrophysics); Informatics (Minor: Statistics)
TU BerlinMechanical Engineering (Aeronautics and Astronautics)
URS Strasbourg (CEIPI)European Patent Law
FU HagenLaw for Patent Attorneys

Note: The links below were created close to the publication of the articles and events.

Dec 2016Global considerations for PCT applications
in the field of computer science
Patent Lawyer MagazinePDF
Sept 2015Tiny advancesPatent Lawyer MagazinePDF
Sept 2014Computer-implemented inventions:
recent changes in case law
World Intellectual Property ReviewPDF

Speaking Engagements
29 Nov 2018Patents and Computer Implemented InventionsTechDivision meetup in RosenheimPresentation will be published soon
07 Nov 2018Practical Tips for Patenting of Inventions in Artificial IntelligenceArtificial Intelligence: Effects and Challenges, Munich - by Bayern Innovativ at DPMAPDF (in German)
19 Apr 2018IP and Patents: Do’s & Don’tsGlobal Anti-Counterfeiting and Brand Protection Summit, AmsterdamPDF
20 July 2016Internet of ThingsWorkshop in Munich together with Dr. Thomas Buchholz, BSHPDF (my part only - in German)
02 June 2014Opting In or Opting Out: Weighing the Benefits and Dangers of the Unitary Patent Court SystemIP Law Europe Summit 2014, Monte Carlo MCno presentation
10 Dec 2013Aufbau eines globalen IP-Managements in einem mittelständischen luK-UnternehmenIP-Management - Strategien und Lösungen für den Know-How-Schutz, Munich - by Bayern Innovativ at DPMAPDF (in German)

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Thomas L. Lederer is admitted as Patent Attorney in Germany and a member of the German patent attorneys' chamber. The professional title "Patentanwalt" (Patent Attorney) was granted in the Federal Republic of Germany. The competent organisation is the German patent attorneys’ chamber (Patentanwaltskammer; address: Tal 29, 80331 Munich, Germany).

The following professional regulations are relevant:

  • German patent attorneys’ statute ("Patentanwaltsordnung") and Patent attorneys’ code of conduct ("Berufsordnung der Patentanwälte"), both available at Patentanwaltskammer
  • FICPI professional regulations, available at FICPI

Following valid registrations are made:

  • European Patent Attorney with the European Patent Office and as a member of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi) (phone: +49 89 242052-0, webpage:
  • European Trademark and Design Attorney with the EUIPO (trademarks, designs and models). The Council Regulation on the Community Trademark apply
  • Servicing Patent Attorney in Austria, listed according to §16a PatAnwG with the Austrian patent attorneys' chamber

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