Michael Schneider

Michael Schneider

Dr. rer. nat. Dipl.-Biochem., European Patent Attorney

Michael Schneider advises leading companies, in particular in the fields of chemistry, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medical technology. He has extensive experience in international patent prosecution and patent infringement matters.

He studied biochemistry and pharmacy at the Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin). In his doctoral studies he focused on the analysis of protein X-ray structures. Dr. Schneider has been working in the field of intellectual property since 1989. In 1993 he qualified as German patent attorney and in 2000 as European patent attorney.

Dr. Schneider has published numerous articles on patent law topics and is author of the book "International Patenting ... Fast And Painless! - A Practical Guide for Entrepreneurs".

Main focus

Advising and representing German and international clients before the European Patent Office, in particular with regard to obtaining, defending and implementing technical property rights and to establishing a portfolio of property rights in Europe, the US and Asia as well as with regard to their use, in particular on the basis of R&D cooperations and license agreements between universities and industrial partners, Development of optimized patent filing strategies, Patent Infringement Opinions, Freedom-to-Operaate Analysis, Patent Due Diligence in M&A Transactions

Technical focus

Process Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Print and Paper Technology, Material Technology, Nanotechnology, Medical Technology, Chemistry/Biotechnology, Pharmaceutics

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Curriculum Vitae (pdf, 104.8 KByte)