Michael is a specialist lawyer for intellectual property law and a specialist lawyer for copyright and media law. With over 30 years of experience, he is an experienced expert for all intellectual property rights. Michael’s main focus is on patent law.


Patent litigation representing German and foreign companies in various technical fields (telecommunications, electronics, automotive engineering, mechanical engineering, medical technology, pharmaceuticals and chemicals) - including standard essential patents - is his specialty as well as litigation relating to trademark, design and copyright infringements (including software infringements) and licensing and competition law. Michael’s litigation experience ranges from district courts and higher regional courts to federal patent courts, federal courts of justice and the European courts.

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Patents & innovation

Germany’s Second Bill to Simplify and Modernise Patent Law

25 June 2021

by Dr. Michael Samer and Dr. Alexander Rubusch, LL.M.

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Data protection & cyber

The Cyber Resilience Act

On September 15 2022, the European Commission published its “Proposal for a Regulation on horizontal cybersecurity requirements for products with digital elements and amending Regulation (EU) 2019/1020” (Cyber Resilience Act – CRA).

4 October 2022

by Dr. Paul Voigt, Lic. en Derecho, CIPP/E

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Interface - The Metaverse

The Metaverse – legal challenges and opportunities for IP rights holders

Our team looks at protecting intellectual property rights in the Metaverse.

3 October 2022

by multiple authors

2 of 6 Insights

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Interface - The Metaverse

What the Metaverse was, is and will be?

Miles Harmsworth looks at the evolution of the Metaverse.

3 October 2022

by Miles Harmsworth

1 of 6 Insights

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