Michael Eder


Dr. sc. nat., Dipl.-Chem.


Portrait Michael Eder - German Patent Attorney
- European Patent Attorney
- European Trademark Attorney
- European Design Attorney

Dr. Eder is authorized to represent clients before the German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO), the German Federal Patent Court (FPC), the European Patent Office (EPO) as well as the European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

Practice areas:

Dr. Eder began his career in intellectual property in 1999 and joined df-mp in 2000. Since 2007, he is a partner in the firm.

Dr. Eder heads the firm’s chemistry practice group. He advises German and foreign clients in all aspects of intellectual property, with an emphasis in the areas of pharmaceuticals, protein biochemistry, and industrial chemistry. His scientific background includes the fields of biophysical, organic und inorganic chemistry, as well as molecular biology.

An important part of his practice relates to the drafting, prosecution and coordination of European and German patent applications, particularly in the area of pharmaceutical chemistry and protein biochemistry.

Dr. Eder is furthermore responsible for numerous opposition proceedings before the EPO and has been involved in a number of national and multinational patent litigation cases. Another main focus of his work lies in rendering patent validity and infringement opinions in connection with freedom-to-operate und due diligence projects, as well as counselling clients in matters relating to supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) for pharmaceuticals in Europe.

In 2013, Global Law Experts recommended Dr. Eder as an expert for patent law in Germany, link to the Global Law Experts website.

Education and Professional Experience:

1989 – 1995
Studies in Chemistry at the University of Konstanz (Germany), diploma thesis in the field of protein biochemistry

1996 – 1999
Ph.D. studies at the Institute of Cell Biology (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland) / MPI for Biomedical Research (Heidelberg, Germany), doctoral thesis

1999 – 2000
Entry into the field of intellectual property as a German patent attorney candidate in the law firm Frohwitter (Munich)

2000 – 2002
Patent attorney candidate in the patent law firm Dörries, Frank-Molnia & Pohlman (df-mp)

Since 2003
European and German patent attorney at df-mp

Since 2007
Partner at df-mp



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Dr. Michael Eder
Fünf Höfe
Theatinerstraße 16
80333 Munich
Phone: + 49 89 210 296 0
Fax:+ 49 89 210 296 33