Michael Fischer

Partner

European Patent Attorney
European Trade Mark Attorney
German Patent Attorney

Contact

Call: +49 (0) 89 2441 299 0
Email: mfischer@forresters-ip.com
Office Location: Munich

As both a European and German Patent Attorney, Michael is often involved in prosecution and oppositions at both the European Patent Office and German Patent and Trade Mark Office. He also has experience in appeal proceedings and is skilled in drafting patent applications. He is also extremely well-versed in German utility model law, particularly branching off utility models from European patent, PCT and German patent applications, and utility model cancellation proceedings.

Work Highlights

One of Michael’s key achievements was to obtain a large number of standard essential patents (SEP) in the field of video and audio codecs for US and Chinese tech companies. During his time as an in-house patent counsel, he defended a number of high-profile patents in the field of power grids in opposition proceedings before the EPO. In 2018, Michael initiated the largest German-speaking conference in the field of computer-implemented inventions.

Technical Specialism

His background is in computer science and has been dealing with computer-implemented inventions throughout his career. He also has experience with a range of mechanical and electro-mechanical inventions.

Education & Training

Michael holds an M.Sc. in Computer Science from TU München, and a D.E.S.U European Patent Litigation from the University of Strasbourg. He has also completed the course “Law for Patent Attorneys” at Fernuniversität in Hagen and is continuing his studies there with an LL.M. in European Intellectual Property Law, expected to be completed in 2024.

Clients

Michael’s clients are primarily large tech companies from the US, China, Japan and South Korea; however, he also works with a number of start-ups based in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, as well as some individual inventors.

Interests

Michael enjoys racket sports, cycling, swimming and hiking in the mountains.