Hi, I’m Bastian Best, a European patent attorney who helps companies make sense of patents for the digital future.

Me in 10 Seconds—

  • I’m a European and German patent attorney who builds patent portfolios for digital innovators. I work for a global clientele out of my hometown Munich, Germany.
  • People tell me I’m an enthusiastic educator, speaker and workshop host. Sharing my knowledge is one of my true passions, e.g. on my bi-weekly podcast.
  • I love how social media lets me build real-life relationships with likeminded people on a global scale. I do that on LinkedIn, Instagram and lately, Clubhouse👋.

Me in 1 Minute—

I’ve been a computer buff and a hobby programmer, studied computer science, worked in the automotive industry. Realized that I’m fascinated by technology, but less of a tinkerer myself. Became a patent attorney. Quickly became a partner in the firm where I was trained. Realized that my personality manifests itself better in a specialist career. Now I’m working as a counsel at BARDEHLE PAGENBERG, where I build high-quality patent portfolios for digital innovations.

I’m an early riser and an action taker. A strategic thinker and a quick decision maker. A free spirit by nature and a discipline machine by training. I like clarity. I dislike wasting my time.

I was born and still live in Munich, Germany. 41 years old. Happily married, two boys (8 and 4).

Curriculum Vitae—

I do not maintain a CV on this website because that would be redundant. There is one here and here already.

Conference Bio—

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Bastian Best is a European and German patent attorney working in the Munich office of BARDEHLE PAGENBERG. A trained computer scientist, he nowadays prosecutes, litigates and defends patents for digital innovations.

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Bastian’s special interest lies in the patentability issues involved in artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, cryptography and the Internet of Things. The author of the chapter on Germany in “Software Patents Worldwide”, he is always up-to-date on drafting software patent claims which are valid and enforceable in Germany and beyond. Bastian is a regular conference speaker and workshop host on all things patents for digital innovations.

Bastian runs http://www.europeansoftwarepatents.com with the mission to provide the busy software patent enthusiast with concise and actionable summaries of virtually all EPO Board of Appeal decisions that concern European software patents. His team adds a new entry every Tuesday.

Bastian hosts The Best Practice podcast (https://www.youtube.com/bastianbest) and shares his knowledge about patenting digital innovations on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/bastianbest/). For a behind-the-scenes look into the daily life of a patent attorney, follow him on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/bastianbest/).

What am I doing right now? See my “now” page.