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Languages spoken: German, English

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
  2. Intellectual Property: 30%
  3. Antitrust: 10%
  4. Class Action: 10%
  5. Arbitration: 10%

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  • Andrew D Sitzer

    Attorney Guntersdorfer is a top litigator and intellectual property expert. Michael cares for his clients, and goes the extra mile to achieve excellent results. I highly recommend Michael Guntersdorfer.


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Infineon Technologies

640 N. McCarthy Blvd.
Milpitas, CA, 95035


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior DirectorInfineon Technologies2010 - Present
CounselAkin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP2007 - 2010
AssociateChristie Parker & Hale LLP2004 - 2007
Summer AssociateChristie Parker & Hale LLP2003 - 2003
Summer AssociateHowrey LLP2003 - 2003
Summer AssociateBardehle Pagenberg Dost Altenburg Geissler2002 - 2002
Software EngineerFriendchip AG2001 - 2001
Software EngineerIABG GmbH1997 - 1998
Programming Lab Help DeskTechnische Universitaet Muenchen1995 - 1996
Student ProgrammmerSiemens AG1991 - 1995
Airman First ClassGerman Air Force1989 - 1990
Student ProgrammerSiemens AG1986 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
District of Columbia BarMember2005 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2004 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
UnternehmensjuristLand of Infinite Litigation Possibilities2014
Wake Forest Intellectual Property Law JournalThe Death of State Street?2009
SeekingAlpha.comWill the Next Banking Crisis Originate in Europe?2008
The Computer & Internet LawyerUsing Moxie to Pierce the Proxy: Unveiling Private Domain Name Registrations2006
Los Angeles LawyerUnmasking Private Domain Name Registrations2006
Duke Law and Technology ReviewSoftware Patent Law: United States and Europe Compared2003
IEEE SoftwareHow Software Patents Can Support COTS Component Business2002
Duke Law and Technology ReviewSoftware Patents: What One-Click Buy And Safe Air Travel Have in Common2002
34th Hawai'i International Conference on Software EngineeringxADL: Enabling Architecture-Centric Tool Integration With XML2001
22nd International Conference on Software Engineering, 2nd Workshop on Commercial Off-The-Shelf SoftwareUsing Software Patents To Support The Business Model Of Software Components2000
University of California, Irvine, School of Information and Computer Science, Technical ReportAn Architecture-Centered Approach To Software Environment Integration2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duke University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of California - IrvineInformation and Computer ScienceMS - Master of Science2000
Technische Universitaet MunechenInformatik (computer science)Dipl.-Inform. Univ.1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
12th Specialized Group ConferenceU.S. Litigation from an In-house Perspective2016
UnternehmensjuristentageLitigation Reserves2015
Litigation & ADR Summit 2014Ten Tips on Litigating in the U.S.2014
Event by the German-American Lawyers Association re the German Federal Ministry of Justice's pertinent proposalShould Germany withdraw its reservation under Article 23 of pre-trial discovery of documents under the The Hague Evidence Convention?2014
Guest lecture in Computer Law at University of California, IrvineDomain Name Dispute Resolution2005
Guest lecture at W.H.T. Rusch Engineering Honors Colloquium/University of Southern CaliforniaPatents as a Business Model for Software Components2004
Guest lecture in Technical and Social Analysis of the Internet/Duke UniversitySoftware Patents2003