Speaking

I speak ~10-15 times per year. Find out below if I’m a good fit for your event, or go straight to the inquiry form. Speaker bio and photo are here.

Topics— I’ve spoken on various facets of digital patents. If it has to do with patents in the fields of software, algorithms, computer science, digital business models, and generally everything the EPO considers hardly technical, there is a good chance I can come up with a very compelling topic for your event.

Formats— I can speak in German (my native language) and English. Event formats include public IP conferences, online webinars, academic lectures and closed in-house seminars. Stage time varies from 30-minute talks to full multi-day seminars. I do online events all the time, but prefer in-person if possible, so I can fully engage with the audience and dynamically adapt to their needs.

Style— The overarching topic is always digital patents, but I never hold the same presentation twice. I can build intense event agendas out of a proven toolbox of deep foundational teachings, tons of insightful real examples and actionable practical lessons. My goal is to help my audience understand the broader picture and give them something they can immediately put into practice.

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Bastian Best is a European Patent Attorney who helps IP professionals upgrade their digital patents. He runs BESTPATENT, a hyper-niche patent law firm with an exclusive focus on patents for digital innovations. His special interest is in the foundational technologies of the digital future: artificial intelligence and machine learning, big data, blockchain, web3 and the Internet of Things. Bastian is a regular speaker on patents for the technologies of the future at IP conferences around the world and shares his knowledge on LinkedIn and YouTube. He teaches digital patents at ETH Zurich and CEIPI IP Business Academy.

Bastian Best ist deutscher und europäischer Patentanwalt und verhilft IP-Professionals zu besseren Digitalpatenten. Seine Patentanwaltskanzlei BESTPATENT hat einen ausschließlichen Nischenfokus auf Patente für digitale Innovationen. Sein besonderes Interesse gilt den Grundlagentechnologien der digitalen Zukunft: künstliche Intelligenz und Machine Learning, Big Data, Blockchain, Web3 und Internet of Things. Bastian Best referiert weltweit über Patente für Zukunftstechnologien und teilt sein Wissen auf LinkedIn und YouTube. Es ist Dozent für Digitalpatente an der ETH Zürich und der CEIPI IP Business Academy.

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