Esteemed patent attor­neys Dr. Egbert Engel and Dr. Joachim Hap­pold joined the DTS team as part­ners effec­tive Jan­u­ary 1, 2022.

Both of them have many years of expe­ri­ence in intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty mat­ters and advise clients from Ger­many and all over the world regard­ing patents, trade­marks, and designs.

Egbert Engel and Joachim Hap­pold honed their skills as patent attor­ney trainees and patent attor­neys while work­ing for an IP law firm in Stuttgart and clerk­ing with the lit­i­ga­tion cham­ber of the dis­trict court in Mannheim, the Ger­man Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA), and the Fed­er­al Ger­man Patent Court (BPatG) in Munich. Both are reg­is­tered Ger­man and Euro­pean Patent Attor­neys as well as Ger­man and Euro­pean Trade­mark and Design Attor­neys, and they pre­vi­ous­ly worked at IP law firms in the USA, too.

Pri­or to join­ing DTS, Egbert Engel and Joachim Hap­pold were part­ners at one of Stuttgart’s IP law firms. They con­tin­ue and expand on their suc­cess­ful client work at the new DTS office in Stuttgart.

Mr. Egbert Engel majored in physics at Hei­del­berg Uni­ver­si­ty and Eind­hoven Uni­ver­si­ty, and received his diplo­ma after com­plet­ing his the­sis in the field of high res­o­lu­tion opti­cal (STED) microscopy at Max Planck Insti­tute for Bio­phys­i­cal Chem­istry in Göt­tin­gen. He received his PhD from Dres­den Uni­ver­si­ty of Tech­nol­o­gy for work on ultra­fast relax­ation process­es in organ­ic semi­con­duc­tors at the Insti­tute of Applied Pho­to­physics. Dr. Engel speaks Ger­man, Eng­lish, French, and Dutch.

Mr. Joachim Hap­pold stud­ied physics at Stuttgart Uni­ver­si­ty, major­ing in the­o­ry of rel­a­tiv­i­ty and plas­ma physics. After his diplo­ma the­sis, for which he con­duct­ed spec­tro­scop­ic research in atmos­pher­ic pres­sure microwave plas­mas, he worked at the Insti­tute of Com­bus­tion Tech­nol­o­gy at the Ger­man Aero­space Cen­ter (DLR) for his doc­tor­al the­sis. He received his PhD for his work about the for­ma­tion of poly­cyclic aro­mat­ic hydro­car­bon for­ma­tions in soot­ing low-pres­sure flames. Dr. Hap­pold speaks Ger­man, Eng­lish, and French, and has basic knowl­edge of Japanese.

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