Head, Medical Devices Department at Ehrlich Group
Maier Fenster is head of Ehrlich & Fenster’s medical devices department, which focuses on drafting and prosecuting bioengineering, medical devices and medical imaging patent applications. As the firm’s lead patent attorney, he specialises in groundbreaking and interdisciplinary inventions, as well as in helping build IP portfolios that add value to companies – in particular, start-ups in the fields of medical devices, image processing, physics, electronic systems, computer science, the Internet and bioinformatics.
Mr Fenster believes in applying creativity in obtaining IP protection. He has a unique way of extracting the essence of inventions and deriving consequences for drafting patent applications and, more generally, supporting and informing company business strategy.
He has been involved in the drafting and prosecution of thousands of patent applications and in oppositions and litigation support worldwide. He has also been involved in drafting patentability opinions, freedom-to-operate opinions and infringement opinions.
Mr Fenster is also an inventor in more than 40 granted US patents in the fields of software and medical devices (mechanics and electronics).
Mr Fenster lectures in academic and professional forums and was a mentor in Talpiot courses and involved in the selection of students for the Talpiot programme. He holds an MSc in computer science and a BSc in mathematics and physics.
Mr Fenster has been recommended by Chambers and Partners for nine consecutive years, and by the IAM Patent 1000 for several years.