Jacob Watfa

patent attorney

Background

Jacob joined the Munich office of Dehns in April 2016 following the completion of a MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London with a Year Abroad at the University of Sydney. In his degree, he worked on a diverse range of projects, from designing, making and testing a 3D printer capable of both printing and cooking food to producing an artificial extracellular matrix using graphene hydrogels.

Jacob qualified as a UK and European Patent Attorney in 2021.

 

Type of clients and client work

Jacob works with all kinds of clients, from large, multinational corporations, through SMEs to lone inventors. Jacob mostly works with European and UK patent applications, whether that be drafting new applications, prosecuting existing applications to grant, or in post grant proceedings such as oppositions. Jacob has experience in working with associates across the globe to ensure that his clients can obtain the best possible protection in all jurisdictions.

Jacob also has provided advice on wider issues such as freedom-to-operate assessments and patent landscaping.

 

Expertise

Jacob works with a wide variety of engineering patents from the medicine to aerospace industries, and also has experience in the fields of computer systems, software, electronics and artificial intelligence.

 

Qualifications and Memberships

  • UK Patent Attorney, 2021
  • European Patent Attorney, 2021
  • Intellectual Property Law Post-Graduate Certificate, 2016 (Queen Mary University of London)
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys

 

Higher Education

MEng Mechanical Engineering with a Year Abroad, Imperial College London, 2011

Contact details

Theresienstr. 6-8
80333 Munich
Germany

+49 (0)89 2422 8130 +49 (0)89 2422 8140

Department

engineering