ABOUT BESTPATENT

About Bastian Best

Hi, I’m Bastian Best, a European and German patent attorney on a mission to help IP professionals file better digital patents. BESTPATENT is my fully digital patent law firm. We build patent portfolios for a global clientele of digital innovators.

BASTIAN BEST IN 1 MINUTE

I’ve always been a computer nerd 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 salary partner in one of the most successful IP firms in Europe. Realized that my personality manifests itself better when I run a firm on my own terms. Started my own digital patent law firm, where I enjoy building high-quality patent portfolios for digital innovations.

I’m an early riser and an action taker. A diversified specialist. An approachable introvert. A disciplined free spirit. I like clarity. I dislike wasting my time.

I was born and still live in Munich, Germany. 42 years old. Happily married, two boys (8 and 5).

WHAT WORKING WITH BESTPATENT IS LIKE

After 13 years in one of Europe’s leading IP firms, including five years as a salary partner, Bastian Best is currently practising as a solo patent attorney out of his home in Munich (DE). He works in cooperation with a core team of hand-selected network partners.

Working with BESTPATENT feels like it’s 2022. No scanned letters as email attachments. Turning away from the pre-pandemic brick-and-mortar law firm model, Bastian operates the firm fully digitally and as a network of independent experts. This way, Bastian lives his vision of the law firm of the future.

SOME AWESOME CLIENTS

AMERIA — Touchfree connected experience

Heidelberg (DE),
ameria.de

ROBCO — Enabling robots for everyone

Gilching (DE), therobotcompany.de
Backed by Freigeist

LIFTRIC — Your engineering powerhouse for medical devices

Mannheim (DE), liftric.com

PLANFOCUS SOFTWARE — Next generation cash cycle optimization

Munich (DE), planfocus.com

SOUL MACHINES — Astonishing Digital People™ for multiple industries and use cases

Auckland (NZ), soulmachines.com

TRUCKL — The Next Evolution of Freight Management

Dallas, TX (US), truckl.io

See the European Patent Register for a list of published cases represented by BESTPATENT.

BASTIAN’S MISSION

SPREADING DIGITAL PATENT KNOWLEDGE AT SCALE

Bastian speaks about digital patenting at top-level conferences around the world.
Some examples from 2021:

Bastian shares his best tips and tricks on LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram. He has taught patent basics for startup entrepreneurs at Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM) and Leiden University. He currently teaches software patent claim drafting at CEIPI IP Business Academy.

Bastian currently serves as vice president of the International Institute for IP Management (I3PM).

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CONFERENCE BIO

Bastian Best is a European Patent Attorney who helps businesses make sense of digital patents. With his hyper-niche patent law firm BESTPATENT he builds patent portfolios for a global clientele of digital innovators. He studied computer science at the Technical University Munich and works in IP since 2008. His special focus is on the foundational technologies of the digital future, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, big data, smart devices and the Internet of Things. He is a regular speaker on patents for emerging technologies at IP conferences around the world and shares his knowledge on LinkedIn and YouTube.

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