Of Counsel, Michael Fischer will be representing Venner Shipley at Akademie Heidelberg’s upcoming workshop, ‘Computer-implemented inventions in patent practice’.

The workshop will include:

  • Basic CII case law
  • Recent developments in the case law of the EPO Boards of Appeal
  • Current EPA guidelines on CII
  • Enforcement of patents on CII
  • Invention disclosure, drafting, strategy

The workshop is aimed at patent professionals in the broadest sense who already have initial experience in the field of CII and would like to deepen it. The speakers cover basic EPO case law and current EPO guidelines on CII. In the course of case studies, the participants learn to prepare for possible objections from patent examiners and to resolve them. The speakers show what is important when enforcing patents on CII and give valuable tips for a legally secure and strategically intelligent handling of CII. Click here for more information.

If you were unable to make the event but would like some more information on this topic, please do not hesitate to contact us by emailing, vsmarketing@vennershipley.co.uk.


  • Michael Fischer

    Of Counsel and German Patent Attorney Michael Fischer is part of the firm’s AI practice group specialising in protecting computer-implemented inventions, including inventions in the field of computer networks, telecommunications, printing technology, games consoles, cryptography, Bitcoin and AI. He has also dealt with many inventions from the field of electrical engineering (such as HVDC systems) and mechanics (e.g. gas turbines, wind turbines, as well as household appliances). He has extensive experience in preparing, filing and prosecuting patent applications before the German Patent and Trademark Office and the European Patent Office with a special focus on interdisciplinary inventions where AI meets other sectors such as chemistry and biology. He is also an EUIPO representative.

    He is an expert on the patentability of computer-implemented inventions in different jurisdictions and launched the largest German speaking conference on this topic in 2018 which is annually repeated since then. He regularly publishes articles on this topic and is invited as a speaker by WIPO Academy, EPO Academy, national patent offices and different think tanks. He is an associate member of EPI’s ICT group and represented EPI at WIPO’s global conference on AI and IP in September 2019 in Geneva. He is a member of one of the EQE committees.