Michael is a partner with Boehmert & Boehmert at the firm's Munich and Dusseldorf offices. His practice is focused on IP litigation and, in particular, patent infringement
proceedings. He represents clients in all German infringement courts, at the Federal Patent Court and, in invalidity cases, at the European Patent Office. He is frequently involved in the coordination and resolution of cross-border IP disputes. Another focus of his work is on strategic IP counseling, from setting up to enforcing a company's IP portfolio. In addition, he provides legal advice on licensing issues, technology transfer, and employee inventions. . Before joining BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT, Michael was an in-house counsel in the IP department of BMW AG. He also worked as a patent litigator for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. Michael is a Global Fellow and Leadership Committee Member of the Federal Circuit Bar Association (USA) He is a visiting professor at the Xiangtan University, PR China, and frequently publishes on IP topics. He is a member of the German Association for the Protection of lntellectual Property (GRUR), Association of lntellectual Property Experts (VPP), Licensing Executives Society (LES), and the International Association of lntellectual Property (AIPPI). Michael studied law at the Universities of Bochum and Munster and earned his doctorate in law at the Institute of Media Law, University of Cologne. He holds a Master of Law degree in IP from King's College, London.