| Michael Lantos, patent attorney,
graduated as an electronic engineer at the Telecommunication
Faculty of the Budapest Technical University in 1967. After
obtaining 5 years practice as research engineer, he joined
the largest Hungarian intellectual law firm, Danubia Patent
& Trademark Attorneys in 1972. He has a degree from economics
and he was registered as Hungarian patent attorney in 1976.
He has been the elected director and managing partner of the
firm since 1989 when Danubia has become a private partnership.
His main practice areas concern patent prosecution and
litigation and trademark litigation, and he has acted as
trial attorney in several leading cases. Under his leadership
Danubia has been voted in each years’ survey organized
by a British magazine Managing Intellectual Property as
the number one patent law firm as well as the number one
trademark law firm in Hungary ever since 1996 when the first
survey was made.
He has been the president of LES (Licensing Executives
Society) of Hungary since 1998, he is the vice president
of the Hungarian Trademark Association, member of the Patent
Attorneys Examination Board and member of the presidential
board of MIE, the Hungarian Association for Industrial Property
and Copyright. His memberships include AIPPI, INTA and FICPI
as well as the League against Unfair Competition.
He is fluent in English and German.