Preston Richard

B.E. (Electronics/Communication), LL.M.

Preston Richard handles patent applications in the field of electronics and communication technology, particularly hardware and software inventions related to wireless communication and entertainment devices.

In addition to prosecuting patents at the European Patent Office, Preston Richard’s main areas of practice include working with a team of patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law on opposition and appeal proceedings at the EPO, nullity proceedings before the German Federal Patent Court and patent infringement proceedings before the relevant German civil courts.

Preston Richard draws on his knowledge acquired through technical and legal training, combined with many years’ experience in intellectual property law. He is also a qualified Indian Patent Attorney and a qualified Indian Trademark and Design Attorney with experience in drafting patent claims relating to computer-implemented inventions during his employment at a renowned IP law firm in India. Preston Richard has also advised and represented multinational clients in IP litigation proceedings before the various Indian courts, including the Court of Appeal and High Court.

European Patent Attorney, Indian Patent and Trademark Attorney, UPC Representative, Senior Associate

Bureau: Munich

Langues: German, English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati

+49 89 928 05-0


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With the increasingly transnational nature of innovation, my multi-cultural background, multi-jurisdictional experience and multi-disciplinary education help me understand and work in synergy with my international clients in fascinating emerging technologies.


Lectures & Seminars

Preston Richard teaches patent law at the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC).

2016 - aujourd'hui

European Patent Attorney at BARDEHLE PAGENBERG, Munich, Germany


Licensed to practice as a European Patent Attorney

2011 - 2016

Patent Engineer at BARDEHLE PAGENBERG, Munich, Germany

2010 - 2011

Master’s degree in Intellectual Property and Competition Law (LL.M.) from Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC) at the Max Planck Institute of Intellectual Property and Competition Law Munich, Germany, in collaboration with the Technical University of Munich, Germany, University of Augsburg, Germany, and George Washington University


Licensed to practice as an Indian Trademark Attorney

2007 - 2008

Advanced Studies in Cyber Crime and Information Security at the University of Madras, India


Licensed to practice as an Indian Patent Attorney

2006 - 2010

Patent Attorney at the IP law firm DePenning & DePenning, India


Cooperation in a project based on an engineering thesis relating to Telecommunication Switching Networks at Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (VSNL) (an Indian Government Telecom Company), India

2001 - 2005

Degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering at the Anna University, Chennai, India