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Patent Attorney Trainee

Damla Simsek

Senior European Patent Attorney Trainee

M.Sc. Green Mobility Engineering

LL.M. "Intellectual Property Law and Management"

Damla is a trainee patent attorney at Maiwald. Her efforts are mainly focused on industrial property rights in the areas of mechanical and electrical engineering, physics and medical technology. She supports and advises clients on all aspects of patent and utility model prosecution in the automotive industry with a special focus on green mobility technologies. Damla also has particular expertise in automotive electronics, with the focus on inverters for hybrid drives.

She holds a master’s degree in intellectual property law from the UK. During her master’s degree in Green Mobility Engineering at KIT, additional to her technical education, Damla gained experience in patent portfolio management and wrote her thesis on “Technological Leadership Benchmarking”.

since 2021
Senior European Patent Attorney Trainee at Maiwald
2019 - 2020
European Patent Attorney Trainee at Maiwald
2014 - 2016
Technical Expert at a Turkish IP law firm

2017 - 2019
Master’s degree in green mobility engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
2016 - 2017
Master’s degree in intellectual property law and management at the University of Reading
2009 - 2014
Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at the Bilkent University in Ankara

  • Patent prosecution and portfolio management
  • Filing strategies and drafting patent applications
  • Freedom-to-operate and validity analysis
  • Opposition and nullity proceedings

  • German
  • English
  • Turkish