Dr. rer. nat. Torsten Schmidt

European Patent Attorney, Representative before the Unified Patent Court (UPC)

tschmidt@grunecker.de     S/MIME

+49 (0) 89 21 23 50

Office: Munich

Languages: German, English


Torsten Schmidt has been working in intellectual property since 2008 and has been part of the Grünecker team since 2011. His responsibilities encompass patent searches and the analysis of patent literature, including patent specifications and databases. He is also deeply involved in drafting patent applications for prosecution, opposition, and appeal proceedings across numerous national and international cases.

Crafting complex patent applications constitutes a significant portion of Torsten’s daily endeavours, alongside adeptly managing diverse proceedings at both national and international levels.

His technological expertise primarily centres on physics and is characterised by broad diversification. Torsten’s proficiency spans semiconductor technology, particularly microelectronics, as well as electrical and magnetic components, smart cards, and wind power technology. Furthermore, he possesses knowledge of agricultural technology, particularly in seed singulation and milking systems.

Torsten is a member of EPI.


  • Patent Law
  • Patent Infringement

Technical fields

  • Semiconductor Technology
  • Microelectronics
  • Smart Card Technology
  • Wind Power Technology
  • Active and passive components
  • Agricultural Technology


  • National Autonomous University of Mexico, 2004/2005
  • University of Regensburg: Diploma in Physics, 2005
  • Max Planck Institute for Physics and Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich: PhD in theoretical particle and high-energy physics, 2009
  • European Patent Attorney, 2021
  • “European Patent Litigator” course at the Politecnico di Milano, 2022
  • Professional Representative before the Unified Patent Court (UPC), 2023