Bastian Best is one of the few German and European patent attorneys with a university degree in computer science. Having worked as a software developer for several years he nowadays prosecutes, litigates and defends patents for software, hardware and computer science related inventions. His technical expertise covers industrial control software, business software, telecommunications technology, cloud-based solutions, mobile apps, computer games and cryptography, with a particular focus on the patentability of disruptive technologies such as the Internet of Things, big data, blockchain, machine learning and artificial intelligence.
The co-author of the chapter on Germany in “Software Patents Worldwide”, Bastian is always up-to-date on drafting software patent claims that are valid and enforceable in Germany and beyond. He is a regular conference speaker on IP issues emerging from the ongoing penetration of traditional industry sectors with disruptive technologies. Bastian regularly holds lectures on patent strategies for start-ups at the CDTM in Munich.