Dr Tobias Philipp > Maiwald GmbH > Munich, Germany > Lawyer Profile

Maiwald GmbH

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Tobias advises and supports businesses of all sizes, from start-ups to major corporations, in prosecuting and enforcing IP rights in Germany, Europe and worldwide. Application, opposition and appeal proceedings at the German Patent and Trademark Office and the European Patent Office form a substantial part of his workload. He also provides expert opinions on freedom-to-operate, validity and infringement issues. In addition to his work as a patent attorney, Tobias regularly holds lectures for entrepreneurs and students. Tobias is furthermore member of the Maiwald UPC taskforce and responsible for UPC related topics at Maiwald. Because of his strong background in mechanical engineering in combination with his keen interest in technologies of all kind, he primarily advises companies in the areas of automotive technology, machine building and plant engineering. For over 10 years he has been active in the fields of digitalisation and Industry 4.0.


German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
Representative before the UPC
Mechanical Engineer
Ingénieur Diplômé (ECP)


since 2024 Partner at Maiwald
since 2021 German patent attorney and European patent attorney at Maiwald
2019 – 2021 German patent attorney and European patent attorney at another IP firm
2015 – 2018 Patent attorney trainee at another IP firm
2014 – 2015 Patent Examiner at the European Patent Office
2013 – 2014 Group leader at Fraunhofer Institute for Casting, Composite and Processing Technology IGCV (formerly Project Group of Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology)
2010 – 2013 Research assistant at the Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management of the Technical University of Munich


German, English, French


2023 Admitted to practice before the UPC
2019 Admitted as a European patent attorney
2019 Admitted as a German patent attorney
2015 – 2017 Studied “Law for Patent attorneys” at FernUniversität Hagen
2010 – 2013 PhD in Production Engineering (Dr.-Ing.) at the Technical University of Munich
2006 – 2008 Studied general engineering at the École Centrale Paris as part of a double-degree programme
2004 – 2009 Studied mechanical engineering at the RWTH Aachen