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Dr.-Ing. Michael Wallinger
Dr.-Ing. Michael Wallinger is one of the founding partners of the Law Firm WRST. He holds a PhD in engineering and is admitted as both a German and European Patent Attorney since 1986 and 1985, respectively.

Technical Expertise
Mechanical Engineering: Study of Mechanical Engineering with focus on the technology of gears, internal combustion engines and slide and roller bearings at the Technical University Clausthal; PhD Thesis on lubrication of gear wheels according to the theory of elastohydrodynamics.

Electrical Engineering: Study of Electrical Measurement and Control Technology at the Technical University Clausthal, development of computer programs in various programming languages for scientific projects including projects for NASA; development of electronic test equipment.

Intellectual Property Expertise
High profile patent litigation since 1983, including hundreds of patent infringement, patent nullity and patent opposition cases, including landmark decisions "Diving Computer" on the patentability of software programs, "Radio Controlled Clock I, II" on international jurisdiction, "Torque Transmission Device" and "Time Telegram" as landmark decisions on claim amendments during prosecution, "Chain Wheel Assembly" and "Multi Speed Hub", setting the legal precedent in regard to the interpretation of patent claims as well as the most recent decision "Orange Book Standard" relating to the interrelation of patents and standards. In these cases Dr. Wallinger represented blue chip corporations, in particular in the automotive industry, but also midsize technology-savvy companies.

German, English, French

German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trademark and Design Attorney

German Patent Attorneys' Bar Association (PAK)
Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi)
Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP)
International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
The German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR)
Licensing Executives Society (LES)
Association of German Engineers (VDI)
International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property(AIPPI)


Dr.-Ing. Michael Wallinger

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

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