Munich IP boutique DTS is opening an office in Stuttgart in January 2022, after recruiting a patent attorney duo from Hoeger Stellrecht. The two physicists expand the firm not only in terms of office locations, but also with regards to its expertise.
23 November 2021 by Christina Schulze
Patent attorneys Egbert Engel (46) and Joachim Happold (42) join DTS in January 2022. Both were previously partners at Hoeger Stellrecht in Stuttgart, where they also began their training. Engel and Happold are physicists and were previously active for client DLR.
Egbert Engel has also worked for Alfred Kärcher and Wöhr Autoparksysteme, among others. Joachim Happold has experience in advising companies such as Dürr, ElringKlinger and Lamello.
DTS is particularly renowned for its patent prosecution practice regarding electronics, mechanics, process and mechanical engineering.
Some of the firm’s core clients include GE, Medlumics, Medtronic, Pulsify Medical, Knorr-Bremse and Siemens Healthineers.
With the new additions, DTS is also closing a gap in its age structure. Of the three partners, only one is in his 40s.
At the same time, the firm is investing heavily in training young talent and currently has eight associates, including six patent attorneys. This is the second office in Germany for DTS, and the firm also cooperates with its office presence in Zurich.
Following the departures, nine patent attorneys remain at Stuttgart-based firm Hoeger Stellrecht. Eight of them are partners.