Andreas Senft



After obtaining his degree in physics from Technical University in Munich, Andreas worked as development engineer for an automotive manufacturer (BMW Group). He then started training as a patent attorney in 2013 and qualified as a German Patent Attorney and European Trade Mark and Design Attorney in 2016 and as a European Patent Attorney in 2017. In 2021, he obtained an additional Masters degree in law and was made a Partner in 2023.


Type of clients and client work

Andreas handles patent work before the European Patent Office and the German Patent and Trademark Office in English and German language, ranging from drafting and prosecuting patent applications, to opposition and appeal proceedings, including oral proceedings. He also provides expert opinions, FTO advice, validity and infringement assessments on patent matters, as well as advice on utility model, trade mark and design matters.

Andreas works with clients of all size, from individual inventors, start-ups, local and domestic SMEs in Germany, to multinationals based in Germany, the US and Asia.



Andreas’ knowledge and experience covers various technical fields, incl. control engineering, process technology, automation technology, hydraulic technology, elevator technology, semi-conductor technology, optics, microscopy, medical technology, OCT, and renewable energy.

He has particular experience in robotic and automotive technology, incl. data communication, vehicle electronics, electrical and hybrid driving as well as autonomous driving and navigation.

Andreas also has experience in general physics, mechanics, electronics, software, simulation and AI-related inventions and technologies.


Qualifications and Memberships

  • Authorised Representative before the Unified Patent Court (UPC) (2023)
  • European Patent Attorney, 2017
  • German Patent Attorney, 2016
  • European Trade Mark and Design Attorney, 2016
  • Chamber of German Patent Attorneys
  • European Patent Institute
  • International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys
  • German Physical Society (DPG)


Higher Education

Dipl.-Phys. Univ. – Diploma (equivalent to MSc) in Physics, Technical University of Munich (TUM), 2011

  • Topics: nuclear and particle physics, quantum mechanics, condensed matter physics, scattering theory
  • Diploma Thesis: setup and implementation of an experiment to test a superconducting coil

LL.M. – Master’s degree in European Intellectual Property Law, FernUniversität in Hagen, 2021

  • Topics: DE, FR and UK national law (patent infringement), private international law
  • Master’s Thesis: requirement of a reform of the injunctive relief in German patent law

Contact details

Theresienstr. 6-8
80333 Munich

+49 (0)89 2388 68 60 +49 (0)89 2422 8140


mechanical engineering, electronics, physics, software, trade marks