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Michael Platzoeder
Michael Platzoeder is partner at WRST. He holds a master degree in physics and has “hands-on” experience in the fields of IT/telecom and semiconductor technology both as a long-time head of an IP-department in the IT/Telecom and semiconductor industries and as a German and European patent attorney.

Parcours technique
1988 to 1995: Studies of physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich with a focus on solid-state physics and theoretical physics.

Also due to his industrial experience Mr. Platzoeder’s technical
expertise comprises:
• wireless and wireline communication and connectivity
• optoelectronics and optical networking
• image, audio and video processing / coding
• user interfaces
• mobile and fixed communication devices
(hardware and software)
• chipcards, display and storage devices
• system architecture
• integrated circuit design
• manufacturing technology
(wafer/chip processing and package technologies)
• computer hardware
• software/computer-implemented inventions.

Activités juridiques
Since 1995: patent engineer at Siemens AG in the areas of telecommunication and computer technology, then in the semiconductor
business group and after its spin-off in 1999 at Infineon Technologies AG.

There, build-up and longtime lead of the Intellectual Property Department of the Telecommunication product business group with worldwide IP-responsibility. In addition, responsibility for co-operations, licensing
and contract management (including negotiation of more than
100 IP agreements), standardization, innovation management
and technical competition analysis, lastly as Senior Director
Intellectual Property & Standards.

2008 to 2012: practice in a renowned German IP-law firm, contributing
to building and defending several high-tech patent portfolios and
to a number of high-profile patent disputes, in particular in the field
of smart phones and mobile communication.

Since 2012 German patent attorney at WRST:
Counseling and representing national and international clients in all
areas of patent law with a focus on the technology fields of IT/telecom, semiconductor and physics: infringement proceedings, opposition and nullity proceedings and patent examination proceedings; comprehensive consulting also in the area of strategic IP management, including innovation and patent portfolio management, IP exploitation, risk management and internal IP processes and structures as well as IP transactions and contracts, such as IPR- and technology licensing, R&D corporations, M&A, IP due diligence and alternative dispute resolution (ADR).

• German
• English
• French

• German Patent Attorney
• European Patent Attorney

• German Patent Attorneys' Bar Association (PAK)
• Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi)
• International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)
• Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP)
• Licensing Executives Society (LES); currently Chairman of the Semiconductor Committee of the High Tech Sector of LES USA & Canada


Michael Platzöder

Tel. +49 (0)89-2102320
Fax +49 (0)89-21949408

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