Ruediger Spies, LL.M.
Ruediger Spies, LL.M has been engaged in the field of intellectual property since 2004. From 2004 to 2006 he worked for a renowned, long-established patent law firm in Munich. From 2007 to 2013 Mr. Spies worked in collaboration with a newly founded, fast growing patent law firm. He became a German patent attorney in 2007 and a representative before the EPO in 2009. Additionally, he holds the title of Master of Intellectual Property and Management (MIPLM), LL.M. from CEIPI, University of Strassbourg. End of 2013, Spies was a co-founder of the law firm LifeTech IP. In May 2016, a change in the partnership structure lead to the current organization.
From 2007 to 2013 Mr. Spies was a member of the sub-committee of the Germany patent bar for patent evaluation. Since that time he has been a member of the regular committee of the German patent bar for software.
His key areas of technology comprise the whole high-tech field including computer-implemented inventions, aka software, computer hardware, robotics, nanotechnology, semiconductor, cryptography, renewable energy such as solar technologies, telecommunication technologies such as mobile communication, blockchain, cognitive computing, quantum computing, as well as, classical electro-technical and electronic systems.
The basis for Spies‘ broad knowledge is built on his industrial experience spanning three decades: as software developer and project manager at GEI (today T-Systems), IBM Germany, IBM (UK, France and Austin/Texas/USA), where his positions ranged from technical project management to European brand management. Additionally, he worked for a database company as business unit manager for new media, for an IT and management consulting firm (EDS/A.T.Kearney) and finally as Vice President with industry analyst firms (META Group Inc. (today Gartner), Experton AG, IDC Inc., PAC/CxP/BARC). Mr. Spies continues his engagement as industry analyst which grants him his deep understanding of IT markets and the newest technologies (see here).
Mr. Spies studied physics (focus on solid state physics) in Hamburg. Additionally, he was active at the Institute of Electric Engineering at the Aachen University (RWTH). He holds a Master’s degree in Physics (Diplom-Physiker).