BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Nov 9, 2015) -  Fish & Richardson announced today that Dr. Martin Burda, LL.M., has joined the firm as a principal in the Patent Group in its Munich office. Previously, Dr. Burda was a patent attorney at the intellectual property (IP) law firm Mitscherlich in Munich.

Dr. Burda has been admitted to practice before the European Patent Office (EPO), German Patent & Trademark Office, German Federal Patent Court, and German Supreme Court since 2007. He will continue to focus his practice on opposition proceedings and appeal hearings before the European Patent Office; German and international patent, trademark, and design prosecution; nullity proceedings and patent infringement litigation before the German Federal Patent Courts; drafting patent opinions; contracts; and due diligence. Dr. Burda's technical areas of expertise include biotechnology, nutritional chemistry, stem cells, pharmaceutical sciences, genetics, tissue engineering, protein chemistry, medicinal chemistry, vaccine technologies, and medical devices.

"We are continuing to expand our office in Munich, which has become a strategic city for European patent matters," said Dr. Herbert Kunz, Managing Principal of Fish & Richardson's Munich office. "We are very excited to have Martin join our integrated U.S. and European practice. His experience in the biotechnology field will be a great asset to our worldwide clients who look to us for advice on protecting and asserting their IP rights around the globe." 

Fish opened its Munich office in 2007 and handles a wide range of European IP matters from Munich, including patent prosecution and patent litigation, opposition practice at the EPO, trademark, design, unfair competition, and antitrust matters.

Dr. Burda received his LL.M. in European Intellectual Property Rights from the University of Hagen in 2010, his Ph.D. from the University of Hamburg in 2002, and his Diploma in biology from the University of Regensburg in 1997. 

Fish & Richardson is a global patent, intellectual property (IP) litigation, and commercial litigation law firm with more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists across the U.S. and Europe. Fish is a Tier 1 Patent Law Firm, a "Powerhouse" for complex patent work, and the #1 PTAB Law Firm in the United States for 2014. The firm has been named the #1 patent litigation firm in the U.S. for 12 consecutive years. Fish has represented visionaries in technology, business, and the arts while boasting a broad client list from history-making entrepreneurs to multinational corporations since 1878. For more information, visit

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