Dr. Michael Kompter

Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney

Darmstadt Office


Dr. Michael Kompter is a partner of our firm. He specializes in the application, defense and enforcement of intellectual property rights, particularly in the areas of patents, utility designs, Supplementary Protection Certificates, trademarks and designs, with a special focus on patent disputes. In this area, he has more than 25 years’ experience as in-house counsel in patent departments of various companies in the life science sector. Rounding out Dr. Kompter’s practice is his consulting on the development of patent application strategies as well as the structuring and management of patent portfolios and patent appraisal in product development, licensing or mergers and acquisitions.

Dr. Kompter has for many years been a tutor for various courses regarding international and European patent law at the Centre d'Etudes Internationales de la Propriété Intellectuelle at the University of Strasbourg. He studied chemistry at the Johannes-Gutenberg Universität in Mainz and at the Justus-Liebig Universität in Giessen. Since 1992, he has been a European patent attorney and since 2002 has been admitted as a patent attorney. In 2005 he earned a certificate from the University of Strasbourg for “Comparative Studies of Patent Disputes in Europe”.