Patent Attorneys

Tobias Kaufmann specializes in the fields of electrical engineering, computer science, medical engineering, and particularly telecommunications and mobile radio technology, usually in relation to standards (GSM, 3GPP, LTE, LTE-A), computer and network technology, including hardware and software for smart phones and tablets, signal processing (speech, image and voice coding), cryptography, and medical devices and methods. In addition, his work as a patent attorney frequently involves areas of mechanical engineering, particularly in the manufacturing and packaging industries.

Besides patent prosecution, he is also involved in opposition, appeal, nullity and infringement proceedings. A further area of his practice includes advising clients on issues relating to validity and infringement of technical IP rights and preparing relevant opinions.

In his practice as a patent attorney, Tobias Kaufmann is able to draw on many years of commercial and legal experience gained in his previous career as an in-house IPR manager for a leading electronics company and as a patent engineer for a prestigious international law firm.


2004 – 2009

Technical Information Manager and Intellectual Property Manager at Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG, Munich, Germany

2009 – 2012

Patent Engineer at Lovells LLP and Hogan Lovells International LLP, Düsseldorf, Germany

2012 – 2015

European Patent Attorney at BARDEHLE PAGENBERG, Munich, Germany

Since 2015

German and European Patent Attorney at BARDEHLE PAGENBERG, Munich, Germany

Since 2016

Partner of the firm




2001 – 2004

Degree in Information Technology (Dipl.Ing.) at the University of Cooperative Education of Ravensburg, Germany

2006 – 2007

Master of Advanced Studies (ETH) in Intellectual Property at ETH Zurich, Switzerland


Licensed to practice as a European Patent Attorney

2012 – 2014

Law for Patent Attorneys at the Fernuniversität Hagen, Germany


Licensed to practice as a German Patent Attorney




German, English

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