Dr. rer. nat. Josef Linsmeier


German and European
Patent Attorney
European Trademark and Design Attorney
European Patent Litigator



German, English, French


Dr. rer. nat. Josef Linsmeier
Phone +49 89 210232-0
Fax +49 89 210232-65


Dr. Linsmeier has been working in the field of intellectual property since 1998 and advises clients on all issues related to obtaining and defending technical property rights, ensuring freedom of action against third party property rights, and employee invention law. Due to his former work in industry, Dr. Linsmeier is also very familiar with the entrepreneurial view of industrial property rights.

Legal activity

Dr. Linsmeier's main areas of practice include drafting patent applications, conducting application and examination proceedings of German, European and international patent applications, as well as opposition and opposition appeal proceedings, conducting patent searches, monitoring third party intellectual property rights and preparing expert opinions on the legal status and infringement of third party intellectual property rights.

Technical Background

Dr. Linsmeier's technical focus includes the following fields: medical imaging, medical technology, sensor technology, electrical energy storage technology, automotive technology, wind energy technology, and computer-implemented inventions.


since 2010
Patent Attorney at the law firm Wallinger Ricker Schlotter Tostmann

Patent Attorney at Agfa HealthCare (industry: medical imaging, IT support of clinical workflows, management of medical images)

Patent Attorney at Giesecke & Devrient (industry: banknotes, banknote processing systems, smart cards)

Patent engineer in a medium-sized patent law firm in Munich

1994 – 1998
Dissertation at the Physics Institute of the University of Würzburg ( Dr. rer. nat.)

Diploma thesis at the Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research (ZAE Bayern) in Würzburg

Study of physics at the University of Würzburg (Dipl.-Phys.)


  • Patent Attorneys Association (PAK)
  • Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi)
  • International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)
  • Association of Intellectual Property Attorneys (VPP)