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Damla Simsek

Patent Attorney Trainee
M.Sc. Green Mobility Engineering

Damla Simsek 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 Simsek 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 Simsek gained experience in patent portfolio management and wrote her thesis on "Technological Leadership Benchmarking".

Since 2019Trainee patent attorney at Maiwald
2014-2016Patent Engineer at a Turkish IP law firm
2017-2019Master’s degree in green mobility engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
2016-2017Master’s degree in intellectual property law and management at the University of Reading
2006-2009Bachelor’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
  • Admissibility of second infringement action based on the same patent, but different infringing act, Managing Intellectual Property, 04/2021

German, English, Turkish