Hi, my name is Bastian Best. I’m a European patent attorney with a passion for software patents

Software patents for emerging tech

Besides practicing patent law and representing cutting-edge software and ICT pioneers, I enjoy speaking about all things patents and emerging technologies at IP conferences around the world. Lately, my special interest is in artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, cryptography, and the Internet of Things. I focus on the patentability issues involved in these technologies, as well as how they will change the legal industry. If you see me, just say hi and let’s chat over coffee.

You can find my full bio on my firm’s website and on LinkedIn.

Bastian Best


My team at BARDEHLE PAGENBERG and I run EUROPEAN SOFTWARE PATENTS. Our mission is to provide the busy software patent enthusiast with concise summaries of virtually all EPO Board of Appeal decisions that concern computer-implemented inventions.

We post a new entry every Tuesday (yes, software patents are really our passion!).

Software Patents Worldwide

I’m a co-author of Software Patents Worldwide, in which my partner Hans Wegner and I are in charge of the chapter on software patents in Germany. Software Patents Worldwide is “the only resource providing expert insights and how-to guidance on drafting patent claims in the world’s key markets” according to the publishers.

If you want a copy of the Germany chapter, let me know.

How to get in touch

If you need assistance with your software patents in Europe and want to hire me, the best way to reach me is by email. If you want to loosely stay in touch, please connect with me on LinkedIn or Twitter.

Business address:
Patentanwälte Rechtsanwälte
Prinzregentenplatz 7
81675 Munich, Germany