Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Thomas Kimpfbeck

German Patent Attorney || European Patent Attorney || European Trademark Attorney || European Design Attorney || 2005/36/EC recognitions in Malta, Ireland, Belgium and Austria || Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Elektro- und Informationstechnik || Lecturer Université de Strasbourg || Member of Examination Committee EC I for the European Qualification Exam


Thomas studied electronics and information technology at the University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim. He gained experience in the field of communication electronics, especially mobile communication, at Kathrein Indochina Co. Ltd., Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG and Siemens AG.He started his IP career in a renowed Munich IP law firm and has been active in Intellectual Property for more than 10 years. Since 2011, Thomas is with Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG in Munich, Germany, as an in-house counsel. There, he is taking responsibility for large patent portfolios, trademarks and designs. In his daily business, he is in charge of preparing freedom-to-operate opinions, validity opinions, prior art searches, drafting applications, negotiating agreements and IP due diligence. Also in 2011, he founded the today’s law firm KIMPFBECK where he practices as a German Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney, European Trademark Attorney, European Design Attorney and via 2005/36/EC recognitions temporarily and occasionaly before the IP authorities in Malta, Ireland, Belgium and Austria. Moreover, since 2014 he has been teaching patent law at the Université de Strasbourg and since 2021 he is a member of the Examination Committee EC I for the European Qualification Exam (EQE).


EuPEX, 14.10.2020, “Sozietätsfähigkeit”.

VPP Bezirksgruppe Süd, 12.3.2020, “Sozietätsfähigkeit für Patentanwälte”.

Wirtschaftsbeirat Bayern, 27.6.2018, “Das Europäische Einheitspatent – Chancen und Risiken für die bayerische Wirtschaft”.

VPP Bezirksgruppe Süd, 8.3.2018, “Patentanwaltsausbildung in der Industrie”.


T. Kimpfbeck: “PATENT COOPERATION TREATY: Die internationale Anmeldung“, BoD Verlag, ISBN 9783751914628

T. Kimpfbeck: “Stellungnahme zum Zweiten Gesetz zur Vereinfachung und Modernisierung des Patentrechts”, 27.2.2020, Mittelstands-Union

T. Kimpfbeck: “Stellungnahme zur Umsetzung der EU-Richtlinie im Urheberrecht DSM-RL (EU) 2019/790”, 16.9.2019, BMJV

T. Kimpfbeck: “Stellungnahme zum Gesetzgebungsverfahren ‘Neuregelung des Berufsrechts der anwaltlichen Berufsausübungsgesellschaften'”, 4.9.2019, BMJV

T. Kimpfbeck: “Patentanwaltsausbildung in der Industrie”, epi-Information 3/2017, S. 24 – 28

T. Kimpfbeck: “Prozessrecht in Einheitspatentverfahren“, BoD Verlag, ISBN 9783744820271

T. Kimpfbeck: “Patentverletzung, Nichtigkeit und Sanktionen europäischer Patente“, BoD Verlag, 2. Auflage, ISBN 9783744819336

T. Kimpfbeck: “Hilfsmittel für die Bemessung von Erfindervergütungen Nomogramme, Vereinfachungen und Pauschalen”, VPP Rundbrief, März 2016#

T. Kimpfbeck (Hrsg): “Open Source Software – Lizenzrechtliche Betrachtungen”, WikiBook, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0, [Download]

T. Kimpfbeck: “Patentverletzung, Nichtigkeit und Sanktionen europäischer Patente”, BoD Verlag, ISBN 978-3734776601


PAK – Patentanwaltskammer (German Chamber of Patent Attorneys) || FICIP – International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys || VPP – Association of Intellectual Property Experts || epi – Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office || LES – Licensing Executives Society || EuPEX – European Experts’ Exchange || GRUR – Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht e.V. || ICC YAF – ICC Young Arbitrators Forum


I am specialized in the following industries:

Electrical Engineering || Software || Mechanical Engineering || Physics

I advise and represent you in the following areas of law:

Patents || utility models || trademarks || design protection rights || litigation || employee invention law || open source software || software copyrights || license agreements || IP strategy || license agreements || IP due diligence || freedom-to-operate analyses || legal validity opinions || IP management

Digital Services:

PGP encrypted e-mail correspondence || video conferencing || secure client platform || electronic filing at the patent offices || 24/7 telephone reception in German and English

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