Dr. TobiasMandler (Toby)


Munich +

Dr. Tobias Mandler's practice focuses on patent litigation and intellectual property law. He has advised and counseled numerous technology sectors on patent litigation, prosecution, oppositions, invalidation actions, and in preliminary injunction proceedings regarding aircraft cabin electronics, amino acid producing bacteria, glass inspection systems, industrial electrolysis, optical devices, orthodontic devices, photoablative lasers, spark plugs, tapping systems, semiconductors, and various products for children.

He also has experience in cross-border discovery, saisie-contrefaçon, and inspection proceedings in support of pending patent disputes as well as other types of technology-related litigation, including misappropriation of business secrets, software products for the oil and refinery industry, business procurements software, litigation of audit claims, and damage claims.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Toby worked as a student assistant and academic assistant at the Institute for Business Law, Labor and Social Law as well as the Research Department for University Law and University Labor Law at the Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg for several years. During this time he also advised one of Germany's largest university clinics as in-house counsel for five years. Toby trained at two leading international law firms before joining Jones Day in early 2017.


  • CORSAIR acquires Elgato GamingJones Day advised Corsair Gaming, Inc., a portfolio company of EagleTree Capital, in connection with the acquisition of the gaming division of Elgato Systems GmbH, which develops, designs and manufactures video game streaming software and hardware products.
  • PAG invests in Key Safety Systems to finance acquisition of global assets of Takata CorporationJones Day represented PAG Asia Capital Ltd. and PAG Asia II LP in connection with its investment in Key Safety Systems, a subsidiary of China-based Ningbo Joyson Electronic Corporation, to finance the acquisition of substantially all of the global assets of Takata Corporation out of bankruptcy in the U.S. and Japan and certain non-bankruptcy transactions elsewhere in the world.
  • CJ CheilJedang defends German patent infringement action by Japanese competitorJones Day is representing CJ CheilJedang Corporation, a major Korean-based multinational company, in a patent dispute with a Japanese competitor before the courts in Germany.
  • Additional Publications

    Publications Prior to Jones Day


    Calculation of the doctoral periods pursuant to Sec. 2 (1) Sentence 2 HS 2 WissZeitVG - Comment on BAG, judgement of March 23, 2016 - 7 AZR 70/14, of May 18, 2016 - 7 AZR 712/14 and of August 21, 2019 - 7 AZR 563/17, OdW 2020, to be published

    § 34, Transitional law and international private law; § 60, emergency tariff in Boetius/Rogler/Schäfer (ed.), Handbook Private Health Insurance, 1. edition 2020


    Calculation of the maximum limitation period pursuant to § 2 para. 1 (1) and (2) Science Employment Contract Act (WissZeitVG) – annotation to Regional Labour Court, decision of 16 August 2018 – 21 Sa 201/18, OdW 2019, page 125 with Laura Wegmann


    The limitation pursuant to § 14 (2) Part-Time and Fixed-Term Contracts Act (TzBfG) under the scope of the application of the science employment contract act, OdW 2018 page 201, with Laura Wegmann

    Comment on Preis/Ulber: Commentary on the Science Employment Contract Act (WissZeitVG), OdW 2018, page 39, with Dr. Markus Meißner


    The appropriateness of a fixed term in accordance with § 2 para. 1 under the Science Employment Contract Act (WissZeitVG) revised version, OdW 2017 pages 199-210 with Dr. Markus Meißner

    Temporary employment in the public hospital sector, MedR 2017 pages 459-566

    Co-Culpability pursuant to § 31 para. 2 (2) FWG BW, VBlBW 2017 pages 189-193


    Offsetting in the Private Health Insurance System, Insurance Law Publications, Volume 59, Prof. Dr. Manfred Wandt (Ed.), 630 pages, June 2016

    Psychological psychotherapists in training, MedR 2016 pages 874-884

    Allocation of third-party funds and time limitation in cooperation between state, university and university clinic, OdW 2016 pages 217-228

    Works council participation rights for civil servants working in a company, BB 2016 pages 629-633, with Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Manfred Löwisch

    The personal scope of the Science Employment Contract Act (WissZeitVG) – Commentary on Federal Labor Court judgment of 29 April 2015 – 7 AZR 519/13, OdW 2016 pages 127-130, with Dr. Markus Meißner

    Discussion of the Science Employment Contract Act (WissZeitVG) – Possibilities, limitations and potential for improvement, OdW 2016 pages 33-50, with Markus Meißner


    The remuneration of visiting physicians, MedR 2015 pages 499-505

    Obligation to provide evidence in the event of revocation of health insurance contract, VersR 2015, pages 1489-1491

    Abuse of rights with respect to time limits for third party funding in accordance with § 2 para. 2 under the Science Employment Contract Act (WissZeitVG), OdW 2015 page 217-229

    Retroactive conversion to emergency tariff for completed rest periods – Note to Higher District Court of Berlin, Decision of 7 November 2014 – 6 U 194/11 = VersR 2015 pages 440-441, VersR 2015 pages 818-820


    The extension of employment contracts pursuant to § 2 para. 5 under the Science Employment Contract Act (WissZeitVG), OdW 2014 pages 221-236

    The emergency tariff, VersR 2014 pages 167-171

    Economic committees at higher education institutions and university clinics, OdW 2014 pages 75-80, with Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Mandfred Löwisch

    Company car leasing and its consequences, Ad Legendum 2014 pages 354-364, with Kathrin von Mielecki

    The form requirements in the contesting of real estate transactions, Iurratio 2014 pages 80-84


    The new claim to information pursuant to § 192 para. 8 VVG, VersR 2013 pages 1104-1107

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