Upgrade your digital patents

Join the 580 subscribers on my mailing list. You’ll get instant access to my secret downloads with tons of presentation slides and checklists for better digital patents.

Not sure? Browse the blog before subscribing.

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.
↓ 
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.

Free Download

I’ve compiled a handy checklist for you to figure out if your outside counsel’s software patent draft is any good.

Join the 580 subscribers on my mailing list. You’ll get instant access to my secret downloads with tons of presentation slides and checklists for better digital patents.

Latest stories

The 5 layers of value creation for IoT business models

How come that two companies with the same target use case can have fundamentally different patent portfolio strategies? In this video, Prof. Alexander Wurzer explains a useful layer model to understand how companies can create value in Internet of...

How to debunk a bad digital patent attorney

How can I tell whether my outside patent attorney is competent for digital patents? The question came up during a conversation I had the other day with an in-house patent attorney in a large German corporation in the chemical industry. Here are some...

Decentralized Finance Patents in Europe? (DeFi)

Can one patent DeFi in Europe? Well, you can’t patent the idea of providing financial services on public blockchains with smart contracts, because the fact that this enables financial transactions without a central regulatory entity is not a...

Are software patents more difficult after G1/19?

One question I get a lot lately is: “Now that we have G1/19, will it be more difficult to get software patents in Europe?” My answer: Probably yes, at least in the short term. Here’s why.

Watch on YouTube

Patents for Explainable AI (XAI) only?

If you wanted to patent the shape of a technical component generated by an AI system, what kind of justification would you need to give for that particular choice of geometry? Do you need to be able to explain why the AI system came to that...