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, Partner*

Bureau: Munich

Langues: German, English, French

+49 89 928 05-0


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Being a first-generation digital native, I will gladly assist you in applying for and asserting IP rights for computer-related inventions.



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)

2021 - aujourd'hui

Partner of the firm


Licensed to practice as a European Patent Attorney

2017 - aujourd'hui

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