The Innovation Firm

Michael Gottselig, Ph.D.

Practice Areas

Technologies

Education

  • Clausthal University of Technology (Germany), Diploma in Chemistry
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Zurich), Ph.D. in Chemistry
  • Boston University School of Law, J.D.

Professional Associations

  • American Chemical Society
  • World Association for Theoretically Oriented Chemists
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Boston Patent Law Association
  • German-American Business Council of Boston

Michael Gottselig, Ph.D.

Michael Gottselig, Ph.D. Attorney

Michael Gottselig, Ph.D.

Associate
Concord office
978.341.0036

Michael’s primary focus is on technologies arising from the chemical, pharmaceutical, biological and physical sciences. 

Michael assists clients with obtaining robust and enforceable patents, and helps clients devise effective global patent strategies, emphasizing patent life cycle management.  He evaluates patent portfolios to identify strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities, and adjusts patent strategies accordingly to maximize value.  Michael has participated in venture capital IP due diligence, and has prepared opinions of counsel on matters of infringement and validity.

Since joining the firm in 2005, Michael has worked with clients in a wide range of areas encompassing, among others, medicinal chemistry (including small molecules and formulations), physical chemistry, polymer chemistry (including biodegradable polymers, filtration membranes, and holographic polymers), material sciences, medical devices (including diagnostic methods and devices), optics, and clean technology.

Before beginning his legal career, Michael was a Feodor-Lynen Fellow at Harvard University, where he magnetically trapped and spectroscopically investigated cold NH radicals.  He holds a doctorate from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland, where he synthesized and spectroscopically and computationally analyzed small chiral molecules.  Michael also holds a diploma degree in chemistry from the Clausthal University of Technology in Germany, where his research focused on the behavior of fluorophores in liquid crystals.

Michael has presented his research at international scientific meetings and has published it in a number of peer-reviewed journal articles.  He has been the recipient of awards and honors including:

  • A Feodor-Lynen Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • The ETH Medal of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology for outstanding dissertation work
  • The Amat-Mills Award
  • The Swiss Chemical Society’s Award for Excellence in Oral Presentation
  • An Erasmus Fellowship of the European Union
  • A Fellowship of the German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes)

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Biography

Michael’s primary focus is on technologies arising from the chemical, pharmaceutical, biological and physical sciences. 

Michael assists clients with obtaining robust and enforceable patents, and helps clients devise effective global patent strategies, emphasizing patent life cycle management.  He evaluates patent portfolios to identify strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities, and adjusts patent strategies accordingly to maximize value.  Michael has participated in venture capital IP due diligence, and has prepared opinions of counsel on matters of infringement and validity.

Since joining the firm in 2005, Michael has worked with clients in a wide range of areas encompassing, among others, medicinal chemistry (including small molecules and formulations), physical chemistry, polymer chemistry (including biodegradable polymers, filtration membranes, and holographic polymers), material sciences, medical devices (including diagnostic methods and devices), optics, and clean technology.

Before beginning his legal career, Michael was a Feodor-Lynen Fellow at Harvard University, where he magnetically trapped and spectroscopically investigated cold NH radicals.  He holds a doctorate from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland, where he synthesized and spectroscopically and computationally analyzed small chiral molecules.  Michael also holds a diploma degree in chemistry from the Clausthal University of Technology in Germany, where his research focused on the behavior of fluorophores in liquid crystals.

Michael has presented his research at international scientific meetings and has published it in a number of peer-reviewed journal articles.  He has been the recipient of awards and honors including:

  • A Feodor-Lynen Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • The ETH Medal of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology for outstanding dissertation work
  • The Amat-Mills Award
  • The Swiss Chemical Society’s Award for Excellence in Oral Presentation
  • An Erasmus Fellowship of the European Union
  • A Fellowship of the German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes)
Education
  • Clausthal University of Technology (Germany), Diploma in Chemistry
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Zurich), Ph.D. in Chemistry
  • Boston University School of Law, J.D.
Professional Associations
  • American Chemical Society
  • World Association for Theoretically Oriented Chemists
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Boston Patent Law Association
  • German-American Business Council of Boston
Bar Admissions
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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