- Danish Sound Network
Senior Patent Attorney at Plougmann Vingtoft
Michael Friis Sørensen has technical expertise in the areas of audio processing, loudspeakers, communication systems, medical devices, miniature mechanical devices and computer implemented inventions.
He has 18 years of experience in evaluating patentability and in drafting and prosecuting patent applications. He has represented various clients in IP rights disputes, including litigation, and has successfully argued oral proceedings before the examining and opposition divisions at the EPO.
Mr Friis Sørensen has worked with all kinds of clients, including large companies with in-house patent professionals, small to medium-sized enterprises and start-ups, as well as tech transfer offices at different universities.
Prior to his debut as a patent attorney, Mr Friis Sørensen gained professional experience within the acoustics, noise and vibration sector from his four years of research at Aalborg University.
He has worked with human sound perception, 3D audio and binaural technique and he is a co-inventor of two patents.
Further, Mr Friis Sørensen worked for six years as a specialised consulting engineer for the acoustics, noise and vibration field. Here, he solved problems such as reduction of low frequency noise and vibration from power plants, reduction of interior noise in high-speed trains, low noise machinery development, and improvement of room acoustics.
He keeps his technical skills up to date by participating in various seminars, such as the Danish Acoustical Society and Audio Engineering Society. Further, he is active as an external examiner for engineering student exams at Aalborg University and Aarhus University School of Engineering.