Patrick Heckeler

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Inf.

With his studies of computer science, Patrick Heckeler has reliable expertise in the patentability of inventions in the field of computer technology. In addition to specializing in computer science, he also handles patents in the fields of mechanics, electrical engineering and telecommunications.

His main areas of practice as a German patent attorney include patent prosecution, opposition and appeal proceedings as well as infringement and nullity complaints.

Patrick Heckeler has excellent knowledge in the areas of computer architecture, operating systems, databases, embedded systems, multimedia technology, virtualization, and network technology. Having participated in the Safety-Critical Systems Research Group of the computer research department of the University of Tübingen, he also has extensive knowledge of the development and verification of safety-critical systems in the automotive industry and industrial automation.

Patrick Heckeler is a member of the Chamber of Patent Attorneys, the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys, the German Society for Computer Sciences (Gesellschaft für Informatik e. V.) and the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR). Furthermore, Patrick Heckeler has authored and co-authored various scientific publications.

German and European Patent Attorney, UPC Representative, Partner*

Location: Munich

Languages: German, English, French

+49 89 928 05-0


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Having grown up on a steady diet of bits and bytes, I am passionate about computer science. I love taking a deep dive into new digital technologies that are emerging. I advise my clients on all aspects of filing and enforcing IP rights in these areas.



German Patent Lawyers Bar

German Informatics Society (Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V., GI) 

German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht e.V., GRUR)

International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)

Licensing Executive Society Deutschland (LES Deutschland)

Licensing Executive Society International (LESI)


Registration as a Representative before the UPC

2021 - Hoy

Partner of the firm


Licensed to practice as a European Patent Attorney

2017 - Hoy

Associate of the firm BARDEHLE PAGENBERG, Munich, Germany


Admitted to the German Bar of Patent Attorneys

2016 - 2017

Trainee at the German Patent and Trademark Office and at the German Federal Patent Court

2014 - 2016

Technical expert and trainee patent attorney at BARDEHLE PAGENBERG, Munich, Germany

2014 - 2016

Studies of law for patent attorneys at the FernUniversität, Hagen, Germany

2008 - 2013

Doctoral candidate and research assistant in the Computer Engineering Department of the Faculty of Science at Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen, Germany


Awarded the degree of a Dipl.-Inf.

2002 - 2007

Self-employed software developer

2001 - 2008

Degree in Computer Science at Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen, Germany

2000 - 2001

Software Developer at Mediacluster GmbH