Hi๐Ÿ‘‹! Iโ€™m Bastian Best, a European patent attorney who helps companies make sense of patents in the digital transformation.

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What to expect from my work

Laser-sharp focus

I donโ€™t do trademarks, designs, litigation, nor do I work in a variety of technical fields. I build patent portfolios for digital innovators only.

Genuine interest

I donโ€™t charge extra for calls, emails and meetings. I want you to ask more questions and share your long-term goals with me.

Beyond billables

I offer flat fees for work packages or entire projects. This gives you certainty and entices me to get it right the first time.

The problems I solve for my clients

“Bastian, our industry is right in the middle of the digital transformation. Our external patent attorneys do a great job for mechanical cases, but they struggle with digital inventions. Can you help us out?”

โ€” ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ผ In-house patent manager

“Bastian, we’re about to close our series A and the investor asks for our IP strategy, and how we make sure our competitors don’t sue us for patent infringement. Can you help us?”

โ€” ๐Ÿง” Startup founder

“Bastian, we have this very difficult software patent appeal case. Can you give us a second opinion and then write our briefs?”

โ€” ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš–๏ธ European IP firm

“Bastian, we need a representative to handle our client’s EP portfolio, and we hear you’re one of the best for software patents. Can we send you work?”

โ€” ๐Ÿคต Overseas attorney

“Bastian, people say you’re an expert in patenting software inventions, especially for AI, machine learning, blockchain, IoT and so on. Can you help us with our most difficult cases?”

โ€” ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป Software company Head of IP

“Bastian, we have a hard time getting proper invention disclosures from our research staff. Can you teach them how to disclose a software invention?”

โ€” ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ TTO patent manager

Some of my awesome clients

Soul Machines

SOUL MACHINESโ€” Astonishing Digital Peopleโ„ข for multiple industries and use cases
๐Ÿ“ Auckland (NZ), soulmachines.com


TRUCKLโ€” The Next Evolution of Freight Management
๐Ÿ“ Dallas, TX (US), truckl.io

AMERIAโ€” Touchfree connected experience
๐Ÿ“ Heidelberg (DE), ameria.de

ROBCOโ€” Enabling robots for everyone
๐Ÿ“ Gilching (DE), therobotcompany.de
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PLANFOCUS SOFTWAREโ€”ย Next generation cash cycle optimization
๐Ÿ“ Munich (DE),ย planfocus.com