Michael Kobler’s main areas of practice involve advising German and international clients on patent litigation, drafting license agreements and other IP-related agreements, advising clients on matters relating to employee invention law and unfair competition law. He cooperates with the firm’s patent attorneys 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, he also prepares opinions on possible infringement.

Michael Kobler’s technical areas particularly include Internet services, telecommunications, IT and software, sporting goods, medical devices and chemistry. 

A further area of Michael Kobler’s practice relates to the legal aspects of repairing and maintaining patented products.

Attorney-at-Law
Location: Munich
Languages: German, English, Japanese
Born 1977
2012
2012 - today

Attorney-at-Law at BARDEHLE PAGENBERG in Munich, Germany

2012

Licensed to practice as a German Attorney-at-Law

2011
2011

Second State Law Examination (bar admission exam)

2007
2007 - 2011

Trainee/freelancer in an international law firm in Munich in the fields of food law, unfair competition law and trademark law

2006
2006 - 2012

Ph.D. (Thesis: repair versus reconstruction) at the University of Augsburg, Germany

2005
2005 - 2012

Research assistant to the Chair for Corporate and Intellectual Property Law (Prof. Dr. Christoph Ann LL.M. [Duke Univ.]), Technical University of Munich, Germany

2005

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

2005

First State Law Examination (degree-level qualification) in Freiburg, Germany

2002
2002 - 2003

Studies abroad at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan

1999
1999 - 2005

Law Degree at the University of Freiburg, Germany