Portrait of Michael Topf

Michael Topf


  • Joined K&W in: 2006
  • Admitted as Attorney: 2006


  • Dr. rer. nat.
  • Dipl.-Phys.
  • Patent Attorney
  • European Patent Attorney
  • European Trademark and Design Attorney


  • German
  • English

Academic and professional career

Technical University of Munich
Studies of General Physics

Justus-Liebig-University of Giessen
PhD in the field of semiconductor manufacture and characterization

1996 – 1999: Scientific Assistant, University of Giessen
1999 – 2001: Process Engineer at Aixtron AG, Aachen
2002: Department Manager Customer Operation Support USA at Aixtron AG, Aachen    
2002 – 2005: Patent Attorney Trainee at Prüfer & Partner, Munich
2005 – 2006: Patent Attorney Trainee at the GPTO/BPatG, Munich

Special Fields at K&W


Grant proceedings for patents in the fields of physics and electrical engineering/electronics.

Opposition, revocation, nullity and infringement proceedings, in particular in the fields of semiconductor components, manufacture of semiconductors, materials science, optoelectronics and telecommunications.


  • AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)
  • APAA (Asian Patent Attorney Association)
  • Chamber of Patent Attorneys
  • DPG (German Physics Association)
  • EPI (European Patent Institute)
  • EPLIT (European Patent Litigators Association)
  • FICPI (International Federation of Industrial Property Attorneys)
  • GRUR (German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)
  • IPO (Intellectual Property Owners Association)
  • LES (Licensing Executives Society)
  • Medical Engineering Network of the University of Applied Sciences Landshut
  • VPP (Association of Intellectual Property Experts)

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