Hoffmann · Eitle - München, London, Düsseldorf

Dr. Thomas B. Koch

PH.D. (University College London), Dipl.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering,
German and European Patent Attorney


Examination, opposition and appeal proceedings before the German Patent and Trademark Office, the Federal Patent Court and the European Patent Office; nullity actions, litigation and preliminary injunction proceedings, especially in the area of mobile communications, TV technology, semiconductor technology, internet, software patenting, e-commerce patenting, and general electronics and computers.


Articles in various German dailies, the Internet Law Review, the VDI Nachrichten and other technical journals; numerous lectures on IP law at technical universities (Technical University Munich; University College London) and companies in Germany, Japan, US and UK.

Professional Memberships

German Patent Attorney Bar Association, EPI, FICPI, CIPA.


Studied electrical engineering at the Technical University Munich specializing in telecommunications, high frequency engineering
and computers, with research in the field of optical communica­tions at the University College London and the Research Laboratories of Siemens AG, Munich. Scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Program (DAAD) for postgraduate studies at the University College London. Awarded a Ph.D. (integrated optics) in electrical engineering from the University of London in 1989. Lecturer in microwave technologies at King’s College London from 1990 to 1991. Lecturer on IP law at Saarland University from 1995 – 2000; regular lectures on patent law at the Technical University Munich. With Hoffmann · Eitle since 1991, German Patent Attorney since 1995, European Patent Attorney since 1997.

Personal Information

Married, two children. Interests: Member of the German-American and the German-British Society Munich, member of a Munich Lions Club, theatre, classical music and Jazz, playing the piano and sailing.


German, English.


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