Dr. Michael Groß

Education and Admission to Practise Law

Michael Gross has been admitted to practise law since 1984. In addition to his position as the director of the licencing division at the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, he has worked at the law offices of Bird & Bird since their Munich office opened in 2003. From 1984 to 1987, he worked at a law office in Münster and then from April 1997 to September 2003 in the Munich office of Andersen Legal (EY Law – Luther Menold). Dr. Gross studied at the Universities of Münster and Bielefeld and earned his Doctor juris from the University of Bielefeld in 1987.

He is a trained mediator (DeutscheAnwaltsakademie- German Lawyers' Academy) and has done additional training in seminars held by the WIPO in Geneva, by Prof. Robert H. Mnookin from Harvard Law School and by Prof. Gary J. Friedman from the Center for Understanding in Conflict, among others.

Dr. Gross has been a member of the Round Table Mediation and Conflict Management of the German Economy (RTMKM.de)  since its founding. 

He is also a member of the sounding board for EUCON, the European Institute for Conflict Management in Munich.

Dr. Gross advises the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center in Geneva  on the remodelling of new mediation opportunities in the IP/IT field.

Publications and Teaching Experience

Numerous publications in the field of intellectual property and copyright law, e. g. Gross, Der Lizenzvertrag (License Agreements), 11th  edition, Frankfurt am Main 2015; Gross/Strunk, Lizenzgebühren (License Royalty Rates), 4th edition, Frankfurt am Main 2015; Gross, Handbuch Technologietransfer (The Technology Transfer Handbook), Frankfurt am Main 2010; Gross, IP-/IT-Mediation, 2nd edition, Frankfurt am Main 2012

He has given seminars on contract law (research and development agreements, license agreements) and on dispute resolution since 1991.


German, English