Dr. Markus Lichtnecker_Patentanwalt Niederbayern_Patent Attorney Germany
Graduate Physicist, German Patent Attorney, European Patent, Trademark and Design Attorney, European Patent Litigator (UPC)

Dr. Markus Lichtnecker has been working in the field of intellectual property law since 2011. His main technical topics cover mechanical engineering and physics, particularly mechanics. He prepares and files your patent applications in Germany and Europe as well as your utility model applications, assists during the patent approval procedure and opposition proceedings, and assists in the event you need to prosecute your patents or utility models. Dr. Lichtnecker is author and co-author of several international scientific publications. Furthermore, he assists domestic and international clients in trademark law as well as design law. In August 2015, he co-founded the LICHTNECKER & LICHTNECKER Patent and IP Law Firm (LICHTNECKER & LICHTNECKER Patent- und Rechtsanwaltspartnerschaft mbB) and is available to answer your inquiries.

As a graduate Physicist (Diplom-Physiker), Patent Attorney Dr. Markus Lichtnecker is accustomed to familiarize himself with new facts and with new technological developments, even at short notice. During his work as a Patent Lawyer / Patent Attorney in Munich as well as in his own IP Law Firm, he dealt with the following technical focal points and industries and e.g. prepared patent applications and / or utility model applications, among others in the following areas:

  • Mechanical engineering (including vehicle construction, special construction and special machine construction)
  • Plant engineering, plant manufacturing & general plant construction
  • Automobile and automotive industry as well as automotive supplier industry (automotive sector)
  • Agricultural machinery technology / agricultural engineering
  • Building and construction technology & construction supplies (construction sector & construction industry)
  • Heating technology & drying technology
  • Medical technology
  • Plastics processing
  • Metal construction
  • Measurement & testing technology (e.g. weighing technology)
  • Control engineering & regulation technology
  • Sensor technology
  • Food technology (e.g. packaging technology, food processing)
  • Electronics & electrical engineering
  • Lighting technology
  • Cleaning technology
  • Various “everyday inventions”, further developments and improvements from different areas

Languages: German, English

Main fields of practice: Patent Law, Utility Model Law, Design Law and Trademark Law

Memberships: epi (The Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office); FICPI (International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys)

Professional Experience

2023Admitted as European Patent Litigator at the Unified Patent Court (UPC)
2015Founding of LICHTNECKER & LICHTNECKER Patent- und Rechtsanwaltspartnerschaft mbB
2015Admitted as professional representative before the European Patent Office (European Patent Attorney)
2014-2015Patent attorney at one of the leading patent attorney’s offices in Munich
2014Admitted as professional representative before the European Union Intellectual Property Office (ex: Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market) (European Trademark and Design Attorney)
2014Admitted as German patent attorney at the German Chartered Institute of Patent Agents
2011-2014Patent attorney trainee at one of the leading patent attorney’s offices in Munich
2008-2011Research assistant / scientific employee at the Chair for Experimental Particle Physics at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)


2013-2014“Amtsjahr” at the German Patent- and Trademark Office (DPMA) and the Federal Patent Court (BPatG)
2012Education (internship) at the Chamber for Patent Disputes at the Regional Court Mannheim
2011-2013Studies of Law for Patent Attorneys at Hagen University
2011Degree of Dr. rer. nat. at the Faculty of Physics of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) with the subject “Determination of alpha_s via the Differential 2-Jet-Rate with ATLAS at LHC”
2008-2011PhD student at the Chair for Experimental Particle Physics at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva
Scholarship student at the graduate research training group “Particle Physics at the Energy Frontier of New Phenomena”
Associated member of the “International Max-Planck Research School for Elementary Particle Physics” (IMPRS)
2008Academic degree Diplom-Physiker (Univ.) (Dipl.-Phys.)
2007-2008Diploma thesis on Experimental Particle Physics at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva
2003-2008Studied Physics with additional specialization in Computer Science, (Astro)Particle Physics and Quantum Physics Ultracold Atoms at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
2003General qualification for university entrance (Abitur) at the Karl-von-Closen Gymnasium (Eggenfelden/Gern)