Dr. Joachim Happold

Ger­man Patent Attor­ney, Euro­pean Patent Attor­ney, Euro­pean Patent Lit­i­ga­tor (UPC), Partner

Tel:+49 (0)711 997930–60
Fax:+49 (0)89 219996–99

Main areas of practice

  • Patent law
  • Util­i­ty mod­el law
  • Trade­mark law
  • Design law
  • Pros­e­cu­tion, oppo­si­tion, FTO & non-infringe­ment assess­ment, inval­i­da­tion and infringe­ment proceedings

Technical fields

  • Auto­mo­tive
  • Mechan­i­cal Engineering
  • Mechan­ics
  • Pro­duc­tion and Process Technology
  • Phys­i­cal Chemistry
  • Pow­er Engi­neer­ing and Tech­ni­cal Thermodynamics
  • Aero­space Tech­nol­o­gy and Engineering

Professional education

  • Physics, Stuttgart Uni­ver­si­ty, focus­ing on the field of the­o­ry of rel­a­tiv­i­ty and plas­ma physics
  • Diplo­ma the­sis in the field of spec­tro­scop­ic research in atmos­pher­ic pres­sure microwave plasmas
  • Doc­tor­al the­sis at the Insti­tute of Com­bus­tion Tech­nol­o­gy at the Ger­man Aero­space Cen­ter (DLR) for work about the for­ma­tions of poly­cyclic aro­mat­ic hydro­car­bon for­ma­tions in soot­ing low-pres­sure flames
  • Pro­fes­sion­al Edu­ca­tion as patent attor­ney trainee in Stuttgart, law clerk with the lit­i­ga­tion cham­ber of the dis­trict court in Mannheim, the Ger­man Patent and Trade­mark Office (DPMA), and the Fed­er­al Ger­man Patent Court (BPatG) in Munich
  • IP pro­fes­sion­al in the field of intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty since 2007
  • 2010 Admis­sion as Ger­man Patent Attor­ney, Euro­pean Trade­mark and Design Attorney
  • 2011 Admis­sion as Euro­pean Patent Attorney
  • 2023 Admis­sion as rep­re­sen­ta­tive before the Uni­tary Patent Court (Euro­pean Patent Litigator)


  • Ger­man Patent Attor­ney bar asso­ci­a­tion (Paten­tan­walt­skam­mer)
  • Euro­pean Patent Insti­tute (epi)
  • Fédéra­tion Inter­na­tionale des Con­seils en Pro­priété Indus­trielle (FICPI)


  • Ger­man
  • Englisch
  • French
  • Japan­ese (basic knowledge)

Foto: con­nol­ly weber, München