Thomas Mayer

As patent litigator, Thomas Mayer is the go-to person for complex patent infringement and validity cases and is well versed to help national and international clients to enforce, protect and utilise their intellectual property in complex technological and cross-border environments. He has represented companies before German courts on all jurisdictional levels as well as in disputes before the German and European Patent Office.

With over 20 years of experience, Thomas handles patent litigation matters by combining in-depth technical expertise with broad sector experience established through innumerable cases in the fields of automotive, telecommunication, medical devices, mechanical, pharmaceutical and life sciences. His further focus areas are IP-related contractual matters, particularly technology transfer and license contracts, as well as employee invention law and IP-related mediation and arbitration proceedings.

As a 'Certified Business Mediator', he has the best qualification to help clients who want to avoid court proceedings to resolve conflicts by means of alternative dispute resolution.

Thomas has taught Patent Law at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich and he frequently speaks at national and international conferences about current patent law issues and developments. Thomas is a member of the Steering Committee of the Munich International Patent Law Conference.

Finally, Thomas is an active member of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and Copyright (GRUR), the Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP), the Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2011

    • Education
      Qualification as Mediator at the Munich Center for Dispute Resolution (MuCDR)
  • 2008

    • Career
      Partner, Maiwald
    • Education
      Admission as Certified Specialist in IP Law
  • 2006

    • Career
      Intellectual Property Group at Lovells LLP
  • 2000

    • Career
      IP Firm Wallinger & Partner
  • 1998

    • Career
      General Practice Law Firm
  • 1997

    • Career
      Admission to the German Bar
  • 1987

    • Education
      Studies of Law at the Universities of Berlin, Munich and Wuerzburg, Germany

Previous speaking engagements