Oliver Wenzel



Oliver Wenzel is German and European Patent attorney and passionate about supporting clients in all aspects of technical IP rights.

He worked for several years with Bird & Bird LLP in Marc Wachenhausen’s team and was involved in various IP disputes.

He had earlier worked with KraussMaffei Group GmbH, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of plant and machinery used in the production and processing of synthetics and rubber, where he was responsible for all IP rights matters relating to business unit reaction process technology, including IP portfolio management, identification of IP rights as well as obtaining and enforcing IP rights.

Oliver Wenzel’s technical background is mechanical engineering. His technical background is supported by long-term work for Knorr-Bremse AG, world’s leading manufacturer of braking systems for rail and commercial vehicles, during his studies. He also worked several months for Knorr-Bremse Kft in Budapest, Hungary.

Education – excerpt

10/1998 – 03/2005 Studies of Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Munich, TUM: Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Dipl.-Ing); Diploma Thesis: Qualification of a simulation model for inter-company production planning and control

Professional Career

02/2017 Cofounder of Wachenhausen & Kollegen
02/2016 – 01/2017 Patent Attorney at Kopf Westenberger Wachenhausen Patentanwälte
10/2015 – 01/2016 Patent Attorney at Maiwald Patentanwalts GmbH, located in Munich
07/2013 – 09/2015 Patent Attorney at Bird & Bird LLP, located in Munich and London
06/2011 – 06/2013 Patent Attorney at KraussMaffei Group GmbH, located in Munich
09/2005 – 05/2011 Patent Attorney in Munich including initial trainee period


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