Tobias Wuttke

Partner at Meissner Bolte Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB

Tobias Wuttke is a certified IP lawyer and head of the legal department at Meissner Bolte Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte.


Law degree from Albert Ludwig University (Freiburg in Breisgau) and Sevilla University; legal clerkship with the Hamburg Higher Regional Court; external student at the University of London; doctoral thesis on the Europeanisation of competition law with a scholarship from the German Research Foundation; and personal assistant to the presiding judge of the German Supreme Court, Professor Dr Joachim Bornkamm (IP Division).


Technical University Munich, tutor in the executive MBA programme; University of Applied Science Amberg, lecturer in international patent and procedural law; and Technical University Ilmenau, lecturer in US patent law.

Professional membership

Sedona Conference (panel leader Working Group 10, Sedona Conference Phoenix 2020); European Patent Lawyers Association (patent blog advisory board); German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property; Licensing Executives Society; Association of German Patent Engineers; and American Intellectual Property Law Association.


Complex national and cross-border procedures in IP law, particularly litigation proceedings in patent, utility model, design and trademark law; portfolio analysis, build-up and exploitation; forensic advice in pharmaceutical, unfair competition and antitrust law; contract drafting in all areas of technology transfer and R&D agreements; and know-how protection.

Recent speeches

14 January 2020, Technical University Ilmenau, “Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court”; 26 November 2019, FORUM Institute, “Prior Use, Public Prior Use and Trade Secrets” (Dr Pichlmaier, Presiding Judge District Court Munich I, Dr Felgenhauer, former Technical Member, Boards of Appeal, EPO, Dr Wuttke, Meissner Bolte); 21 November 2019, IIP Tokyo, “German Patent Litigation”; and 24 October 2019: “10 years Munich Patent Litigation Proceedings, Current Case Law of the Munich Court I” (Dr Pichlmaier, Presiding Judge District Court Munich I, Dr Zigann, Presiding Judge District Court Munich I, Dr Wuttke, Meissner Bolte)

Recent publications

Werner/Wuttke: “10 Years Munich Patent Litigation Proceedings”, GRUR-Prax 2020, page 1 and following; and “Recent News Patent Litigation – an overview of the German Trial Courts”, in: Reports of German Patent Attorneys, October 2019, p429 and following.

Firm details

Meissner Bolte Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB
Widenmayerstrasse 47
Munich 80538

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