Patent Attorneys

Dr. Niels Malkomes’ practice focuses on patent litigation proceedings, nullity proceedings including nullity appeal proceedings at the Federal Supreme Court as well as opposition and opposition appeal proceedings. His experience gained in various patent infringement and nullity proceedings, in particular in the sector of telecommunication, smartphones and tablets, also benefits the patent prosecution he is in charge of before the European Patent Office and the German Patent and Trademark Office. Apart from telecommunication, another technical focus is the field of electrical and optical functional coatings, thin film deposition technology and nanotechnology where he has obtained several years of professional experience. Due to his wide educational technical background, he also works in a variety of other technical fields, in particular in the field of mechanical and electrical engineering.

Dr. Niels Malkomes is author and co-author of various international scientific publications. He also made several inventions that led to patent applications and patents.


1997 - 2002

Scientist and project manager at the Fraunhofer Institute of Surface Engineering and Thin Films in Braunschweig in the field of electrical and optical functional coatings, working in a variety of projects with partners from industry, in particular in the field of architectural glass coatings, transparent conductive electrodes, control and simulation of reactive sputtering processes

2002 - 2004

Project manager and team leader at a spin-off of the Bayer company in Cologne in the business field of nanotechnology based “self cleaning” optical coatings, biochips and thermolabels based on super-hydrophobic surfaces

2004 - 2006

Patent Attorney Trainee in a renowned patent law firm in Cologne

2007 - 2008

Associate of a renowned patent law firm in Frankfurt


Associate of the firm BARDEHLE PAGENBERG

Since 2014

Partner of the firm


1991 - 1997

Studies of Physics at the Technical University Braunschweig, Degree in Physics (Dipl.-Phys.) with a diploma thesis in the field of semiconductor physics and optics

1996 - 2000

Attending additional courses in Informatics and Electrical Engineering, in particular on artificial intelligence, neural networks, fuzzy systems, genetic algorithms as well as analog and digital television broadcast


Receiving a Doctor’s Degree in Engineering (Dr.-Ing.) with highest honors from the common faculty of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering of the Technical University of Braunschweig with a thesis on “In situ control and stabilization of reactive magnetron sputtering processes”


Internships at the Regional Court Düsseldorf and the Regional Court Braunschweig

2006 - 2007

Trainee at the German Patent and Trademark Office and the Federal Patent Court; admitted as German Patent Attorney and European Trademark and Design Attorney


Admitted as European Patent Attorney


German, English, French


Patentanwaltskammer, epi, LES, GRUR, VDI, DPG, Círculo de Directivos de Habla Alemana

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