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Thorsten Haslinde is cofounder and partner of the firm. He specializes in opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office and in nullity proceedings before the Federal Patent Court. He is also frequently consulted in infringement proceedings. Additionally, he focuses on drafting and prosecuting national and international patent and design applications as well as on general IP counseling (e.g., portfolio management as well as market entry and prosecution strategies).He has extensive technical expertise in the field of medical technology (e.g., cardiovascular, ophthalmic and dental medical devices) and mechanical engineering (e.g., gear technology, construction machinery, machine tools, control technology and robotics). Thorsten Haslinde is frequently recommended for the field of medical technology, and is described as “extremely visible in medical technology suits” and “very present and experienced in EPO oppositions to medical technology patents“.


  • LL.M. in European Intellectual Property at FernUniversität Hagen
  • Lecturer for IP strategies for MedTech startups at Technical University of Munich (since 2021)
  • Since 2017 partner at WBH Wachenhausen
  • Training and Patent Attorney at Hoffmann Eitle in Munich and London (2012-2016)
  • M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering at ETH ZurichB.Sc. in General Engineering Science at Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg
  • Multiple academic prices and awards
  • Languages: German, English


  • M├╝llerstrasse 40
    Munich 80469


  • English
  • German

Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Germany 2023 for work in:

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Litigation

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