Stephan Altmeyer

Vice President at Deutsche Telekom AG

Stephan Altmeyer is vice president patent, strategy and defence at Deutsche Telekom AG, one of the world’s leading integrated telecoms companies, with 184 million mobile customers, 27.5 million fixed-network lines and 21 million broadband lines.

Dr Altmeyer is responsible for major patent litigation in Germany and Europe, especially standard-essential patents. Along with his in-house team and the support of external lawyers, he has been able to obtain landmark judgments which have influenced FRAND case law. He is also responsible for patent prosecution, licensing and shaping Deutsche Telekom’s patent portfolio, which comprises more than 8,000 patents.

Dr Altmeyer recently took a key role in realigning Deutsche Telekom’s patent strategy. He is also continuing to drive the digitisation of his division.

He is a member of many highly relevant committees and bodies and a contact person for political decision makers in ministries and offices, the author of several scientific and journalistic articles and an invited speaker at conferences.

Before joining Deutsche Telekom in 2010, Dr Altmeyer worked as an associate at Viering Jentschura and Partner before moving to Vodafone as senior patent counsel. He holds a diploma and a doctorate in theoretical physics and is a registered German and European patent attorney.

Professional associations

  • epi
  • German Chamber of Patent Attorneys
  • VPP


  • Telecommunications

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Deutsche Telekom AG

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