Jacob Watfa

Technical Assistant
Jacob Watfa


Jacob is a Technical Assistant on his way to qualifying as a European and UK Patent Attorney.  He 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.


Type of clients and client work

He works with both large multinational companies as well as SMEs. Jacob mostly works with the prosecution of both European and UK patent applications, and has some experience with drafting new patent applications.



Jacob works with a wide variety of engineering patents from the medicine to aerospace industries.  Throughout his education, he has also had experience working with 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.


Qualifications and Memberships

  • Intellectual Property Law Post-Graduate Certificate, 2016 (Queen Mary University of London)
  • Student of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys


Higher Education 

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