Peter-Michael Weisse, LL.M., Partner

Peter-Michael primarily focuses on patent law, but also advises and represents national and international companies in the areas of trademark, unfair competition and utility model law. He mostly handles patent infringement cases before national courts throughout Germany, often with parallel proceedings around the world. He has particular experience with standard essential patents and handled prominent cases which led to some of the first German judgements post Huawei v ZTE/ECJ.

He is regularly involved in opposition and nullity proceedings before the European Patent Office and national patent courts. Since 1996, he has handled a remarkable number of complex patent infringement proceedings in the areas of telecommunications (inter alia UMTS, GSM/GPRS, LTE, AMR-WB and bluetooth standards), electronics, medical devices, biotechnology, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, mechanical engineering, automotive.

Peter-Michael Weisse publishes on patent law.

He handled many prominent proceedings and legal disputes that led to landmark decisions by the German Federal Supreme Court, e.g. regarding standard essential patents and indirect patent infringement.

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms Handbook 2017: Peter-Michael Weisse is listed as one of the top 12 leading partners in patent litigation (age 50 and under); “excellent technical understanding”; Chambers Europe 2017: “ … well-regarded work on patent litigation, primarily in the telecoms, electronics and biotechnology industries.”, “an excellent attorney”. Recommended in Legal 500 2017. Recommended in WHO’S WHO LEGAL 2017; IAM The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2017: Top tier in “Individuals Infringement”; “… Peter-Michael Weisse has chalked up plenty of IP headlines: ‘He plays in the Premier League of patent litigation. It is exciting working with him because he never stops until he is 100% sure he will win. His legal analysis is truly brilliant.‘“


Peter-Michael Weisse studied law in Bochum and Berlin, and was also a Postgraduate at the Tulane University School of Law, New Orleans, USA (“LL.M.”). Peter-Michael Weisse practiced patent law at Pünder Volhard Weber & Axster (Clifford Chance) (since 1996) before joining Wildanger in 2001.


Peter Michael Weisse belongs to the German Association for Intellectual Property and Copyright (GRUR), German group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (AIPPI), European Patent Litigation Lawyers Association (EPLAW), German Association of Intellectual Property Professionals (VPP), Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) and American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).

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