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Bastian Best

Hi 👋, I’m Bastian Best.
help IP professionals upgrade their digital patents.

I’ve always been a computer nerd and a hobby programmer.
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Studied computer science.

Worked in the automotive industry but realized that I’m less of a tinkerer myself.

Became a patent attorney.

Became a salary partner in one of the most successful IP firms in Europe.

Founded my own firm to focus exclusively on patents for the digital future.

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