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Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Phys. Stephan Stürwald

Patent Attorney

Dr. Stürwald is a patent attorney and focuses on patent applications, trademark and design applications, invalidation proceedings and patent infringement proceedings of national as well as international clients.


Dr. Stürwald combines his scientific understanding of physics, life sciences, engineering and information technologies due to his exceptionally broad and extensive background with legal expertise in the field of intellectual property to represent clients in particular in national and international patent proceedings in many fields of advanced technologies with a focus on physics, optics, mechanics, metrology, biomedical technologies and electrical engineering.

In particular, Mr. Stürwald has a very broad technical and scientific education, which enables him to comprehend technical issues quickly and precisely. His educational background includes, in particular, the following positions:

  • Study of physics (University of Muenster, 2002 – 2007, Diploma)
  • Study of physique (Université de Paris XI, 2004-2005, Master I)
  • Study of mathematics (University of Muenster, 2005 – 2008, Examen)
  • Doctoral studies in engineering sciences (RWTH-Aachen University, 2008-2013, magna cum laude)
  • Group leader at a Fraunhofer Institute, lecturer at RWTH-Aachen University (Aachen, 2008 – 2014)
  • Group leader and postdoctoral schoolar at UC Berkeley (San Francisco bay, EECS department, 2015-2016)
  • Patent attorney trainee (Dusseldorf/Munich, 2016 – 2019)

Prior to joining Michalski Huettermann, he worked for 4 years at a well-known leading international law firm in the field of intellectual property law with a focus on patent infringement proceedings. He is also a European Trademark and Design Attorney (EUIPO) and author of numerous books, research and expert articles.

In his free time, he enjoys a variety of sports – including jogging, team sports and dancing – and is also a trainer for fitness classes and volleyball.