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Dr. Tobias Philipp

Dipl.-Ing., Ingénieur Diplômé (ECP) - Patent Attorney


Dr. Tobias Philipp
Dipl.-Ing., Ingénieur Diplômé (ECP)
Patent Attorney

Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 59 98 87-105
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 59 98 87-211

Curriculum Vitae

Studied mechanical engineering at RWTH Aachen University and obtained a Diploma with honors in 2009. Diploma thesis in the fields of power split gear boxes at Bosch Rexroth AG. Studied two years at Ecole Centrale Paris within a double-degree-program, graduated with a French Diploma in 2009. Scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation. 

Researcher and PhD candidate at Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management (iwb) of Technical University Munich. Applied Research in the fields of fiber reinforced plastics production (CFRP, GFRP) as well as in production planning and control using RFID technology. Innovation and optimization projects together with clients from industry. Research stay at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. Received doctoral degree with honors in 2013. 

Group leader at Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology. 

Patent Examiner at the European Patent Office, The Hague, Netherlands. 

Passed the German patent bar examination in 2018.

Joined Prinz & Partner in 2015. Freelancer as from 2018. 

Professional Activity

Drafting patent and utility model applications. 

Examination, opposition and appeal proceedings before the German Patent and Trademark Office and the German Federal Patent Court. Supervision of patent grant proceedings abroad, especially in the USA. 

Opinions on validity and infringement of intellectual property rights. Prior art searches in the fields of mechanical engineering. 

Languages: German, English, French. 

Individual Specialization

Oral proceedings in examination and opposition.

Consulting Services