Thomas L. Lederer – having a Master's level degree in Computer Science – works primarily in the field of computer-implemented inventions. He has extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications of inventions regarding artificial intelligence, networks and network protocols, databases, controlling methods, encryption, user interfaces, operating systems and web technologies, amongst others.
European Patent Attorney
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In the past, Mr. Lederer represented clients in patent prosecution proceedings before the European Patent Office, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), as well as the national patent authorities in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. At the German Patent and Trademark Office, he is cleared for prosecution of secret patents (patent applications with state secrets) and he is registered in Austria as a "servicing patent lawyer" according to § 16a PatAnwG. He advises start-ups and individual inventors as well as medium-sized and large companies, either by providing lectures and in-house training or in the actual granting process of patents.
After studying Physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and Traffic Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) at the Technical University of Berlin for several years, he returned to the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and finished his studies in Computer Science - before entering the field of intellectual property. After his apprenticeship at a Munich patent law firm, he was admitted to the German patent attorney bar in 2012. Several years in the function of in-house counsel for a medium-sized company in Munich followed. He is a representative before the European Patent Office since 2015.
Thomas L. Lederer is co-author of the Kley Compendium to the EPC and CEIPI Tutor for the EQE preparation courses. In addition, he regularly gives lectures and publishes articles.
Thomas L. Lederer joined BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT in 2018.