Attorneys at Law

Advice of German and international clients in patent litigation, drafting of license agreements and other IP-related agreements, advice with regard to employee inventions law and matters of unfair competition law. In cooperation with the firm’s patent attorneys, Michael Kobler takes part in proceedings relating to cross-border actions, enforcement of patents, design rights, copyrights and claims concerning unfair competition, including protection of business secrets. In this context also preparation of opinions on possible infringement.

Experience in particular in the fields of Internet services, telecommunication, IT and software, sporting goods, medical devices and chemistry. 

A further focus of Michael Kobler is on the legal aspects of repairing and maintaining patented products.

Career

2005

Trainee in a legal and financial consulting firm in Freiburg in the fields of renewable energies and corporate law

2005-2012

Research assistant at the Chair for Corporate and Intellectual Property Law, TU München, Prof. Dr. Christoph Ann LL.M. (Duke Univ.)

2007-2011

Trainee/freelance collaborator in an internationally operating law firm in Munich in the fields of food law, unfair competition law and trademark law

 


Education

1999-2005

Studied Law at the University of Freiburg

2002-2003

Studied abroad at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan

2005

First State Examination (degree-level qualification) in Freiburg

2006-2012

Doctoral thesis at the University of Augsburg (subject: repair vs. reconstruction)

2011

Second State Examination (bar admission exam)

2012

Admitted as German attorney-at-law

Languages

German, English, Japanese

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