Michael Gottselig, Ph.D.

Associate, Registered Patent Attorney - Boston

Michael Gottselig
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Michael is a patent attorney and Ph.D. chemist who brings over 20 combined years of experience in scientific research and intellectual property to Foley Hoag’s Intellectual Property Department. He works with clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and chemical industries on a wide range of intellectual property matters.

Michael assists clients in obtaining robust and enforceable patents in the U.S. and foreign countries. He prepares and prosecutes patent applications in various technical arts such as, for example, small molecules (including stereoisomers, isotopomers, prodrugs and polymorphs), monoclonal antibodies, molecular diagnostics, medical devices, polymers, chemical processes and synthetic methodology.

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  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 2016
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland, Ph.D., 2004
  • Clausthal University of Technology, Germany, Diploma in Chemistry , 1999


English, German


  • Feodor-Lynen Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • Medal of the ETH, the highest honor for doctoral research at ETH Zurich
  • Award for Excellence in Oral Presentation from the Swiss Chemical Society
  • Amat-Mills Award
  • Fellowship of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Stipendium der Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)
  • Erasmus Fellowship
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  • Massachusetts

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  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (Agency)