With his studies of computer science, Patrick Heckeler has reliable expertise in the patentability of inventions in the field of computer technology. In addition to specializing in computer science, he also handles patents in the fields of mechanics, electrical engineering and telecommunications.
His main areas of practice as a German patent attorney include patent prosecution, opposition and appeal proceedings as well as infringement and nullity complaints.
Patrick Heckeler has excellent knowledge in the areas of computer architecture, operating systems, databases, embedded systems, multimedia technology, virtualization, and network technology. Having participated in the Safety-Critical Systems Research Group of the computer research department of the University of Tübingen, he also has extensive knowledge of the development and verification of safety-critical systems in the automotive industry and industrial automation.
Patrick Heckeler is a member of the Chamber of Patent Attorneys, the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys, the German Society for Computer Sciences (Gesellschaft für Informatik e. V.) and the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR). Furthermore, Patrick Heckeler has authored and co-authored various scientific publications.