Felix Fischer maintains a sole practice specializing in intellectual property with an emphasis in patents and trademarks. Mr. Fischer has over 35 years of experience in preparing and filing patent applications first as a patent agent, registered with the US Patent and Trademark Office in 1984, then as a patent attorney specializing in all aspects of intellectual property since 1989.
Prior to starting his own law practice, Fischer was Vice President – General Counsel and Chief Patent Counsel for Garrett Engine Boosting Systems, a division of Honeywell International Inc. with over $1.2 billion in annual sales. Fischer joined Honeywell, AlliedSignal at that time, as Intellectual Property Counsel for the Turbocharging Systems business unit in 1996 and advanced to the position of General Counsel in 1997. In this position, Fischer was responsible for all legal affairs of Garrett on a worldwide basis including coordination of functional and regional legal specialists. As a key member of the Garrett leadership team, Fischer provided counsel on legal aspects of transactions, including customer and supply base contracts, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. He was also responsible for the development and maintenance of the intellectual property portfolio of the business including preparation, filing and prosecution of patents worldwide, licensing of technology into and out of the business and strategic assessment of intellectual property protection and rights to use technology from the research and product development projects in Honeywell’s Product Excellence Process.
Prior to joining AlliedSignal, Fischer was an associate and then partner with the law firm of Christie, Parker & Hale, specializing in patent, trademark and copyright prosecution and litigation matters. Before obtaining his law degree, Fischer was an engineer, technical manager and program manager first with Beech Aircraft Corporation, participating the engineering, test and deployment of cryogenic systems for Space Shuttle and other aerospace programs, and then with Northrop Advanced Systems Division during development of the B2 Stealth Bomber. In 1984, Fischer studied for and passed the Patent Bar Examination to practice as a patent agent before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He initially practiced with Northrop evaluating patentability of inventions made in research projects and served independent inventors and small businesses in the preparation and filing of patent applications.
Fischer has a JD from Loyola Law School and a BS in Aerospace Engineering with Honors and post graduate studies in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado.