Michael Schneider represents clients in patent infringement and nullity proceedings, including related licensing matters. He has long-term experience in conducting and coordinating cross-border patent litigation proceedings before the German courts, in particular for US and other international clients. The focus of his activities are mobile communications, medical device and chip technology. He has extensive experience in the enforcement and FRAND licensing of standard-essential patents (SEP) in the field of mobile communications and throughout the automotive value chain. Furthermore, Michael Schneider’s practice areas encompass patent portfolio analyses and patenting strategies, in particular for start-ups, as well as employee invention law issues and know-how protection.
Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers ranks Michael Schneider as one of Germany's best lawyers 2022 in the field of Intellectual Property Law. IAM Patent 1000 lists him as a "Leading Patent Professional". As a "recommended individual", he is included in the 2021/2022 ranking of JUVE Patent (“great job in life sciences”, competitor).
Michael Schneider speaks German, English and French.
Studied law at the University of Passau and the Université de Tours (France). Legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Munich. Doctorate at Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Copyright law in Munich and at LMU Munich on the topic of „European Patent Jurisdiction“; research stay at the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) in Washington D.C.
Assistant to the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation.
At Eisenführ Speiser since 2021, previously Partner at international IP law firms.