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 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 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-relevant patents and indirect patent infringement.
JUVE German Commercial Law Firms Handbook 2013/2014: Peter-Michael Weisse is listed as one of the top 12 leading partners in patent litigation (age 50 and under); “excellent technical understanding”; 2012/2013: “one of the best of his profession”. Legal 500 Europe 2012: “Recommended: Peter-Michael Weisse ‘who is able to explain technical details to a lay person‘”. Recommended in WHO’S WHO LEGAL 2014, 2013; 2012: “Peter-Michael Weisse regularly represents clients in infringement proceedings before the EPO and the German courts and is particularly lauded by peers for his life sciences expertise.” Recommended in IAM The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2014. Managing Intellectual Property Handbook 2009: “Peter Weisse is highly regarded by the market. ‘Peter Weisse is a very good lawyer and one of the most internationally minded lawyers in Germany,’ commented one rival”. JUVE Legal Market (2009/2010): “high success rate, client”.
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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