E. Blum & Co. Ltd. - Meyer Michael

Michael Meyer

Patent Attorney

Dipl.- Ing. Electrical Engineering
European Patent Attorney
Swiss Patent Attorney
German Patent Attorney
Innosuisse Special Coach



Areas of Practise

Prosecuting and litigating patents in the areas of electrical and mechanical engineering, software and physics. Opposition and appeal proceedings, opinions, patent portfolio management, licensing of intellectual property rights. Advising clients on all areas of intellectual property. Collaboration agreements, confidentiality agreements, software copyright protection.

Career and Experience

Studies of Electrical Engineering at the Leibniz University of Hanover. Admitted as European Patent Attorney since 1999. Admitted as German Patent Attorney since 2004.

20 years of experience as in-house patent counsel in the electronics and IT industry: Patent attorney and deputy department head at Philips Intellectual Property & Standards GmbH in Germany. Senior Patent Attorney and head of the IP Department of the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory. IP Counsel, IBM Research, Europe. Since 2019 accredited as Innosuisse Special Coach (Start-Up Coaching/Scale-Up Coaching).

Joined E. Blum & Co. AG in 2015.


EPI (Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office)
VESPA (Verband der freiberuflichen Europäischen und Schweizer Patentanwälte)
VPP (Association of Intellectual Property Experts)
INTA (International Trademark Association)
Chamber of Patent Attorneys (Germany)


German, English