2022 – d.d.: European Patent Attorney at Onsagers AS
2016 – 2022: Patent attorney at Hoffmann Eitle (German IP law firm) in Hamburg
2014 – 2016: Patent attorney at the Hamburg Office of Maiwald (German IP law firm) and LKglobal (US-German IP law firm)
2002 – 2014: Patent attorney at White & Case LLP (international business law firm) in Hamburg
March 2008: European Qualifying Examination
2000 – 2002: Patent attorney at Eisenführ, Speiser & Partner (German IP law firm) in Bremen
March 2000: Deutsches Patentassessor-Examen [German patent assessor state examination]
1998 – 2000: Freelancer in patent matters for Audi AG, Ingolstadt
1996 – 2000: Official German education in matters of intellectual property at Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt [German PTO] and Deutsches Patentgericht [German Federal Patent Court] and at Hauck, Graalfs, Wehnert, Döring, Siemons (German IP law firm) in Hamburg
1994 – 1996: Head of the Biomechanics Laboratories at Berufsgenossenschaftliches Unfallkrankenhaus Hamburg [Federal Trauma Hospital of Hamburg] Research and development for Litos GmbH & Co. KG, Hamburg (traumatological implants, surgical and diagnostic tools)
1992 – 1994: Biomechanical engineer at the Biomechanics Laboratories
1991 – 1992: Scientific assistant at the Department of Biomechanics of the Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg [Technical University of Hamburg]
1988 – 1991: Student assistant at the Helmholtz-Institut für Biomedizinische Technik [Helmholtz Institute of Biomechanical Engineering] of the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule, Aachen [Technical University of Aachen]
Technical counsel and design engineer in projects related to biomechanics, mechanical engineering and industrial design, for example:
December 1993: Projecting the applicability of an osteosynthesis system in the third world, Dr. Zia Huddin Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan
December 1992: Developing a motor driven distraction device for the hollow bones to induce bone growth at the Traumatological Center for Osteosynthesis in Kurgan, Russia
Since July 2007: Professor (Prof.) for mechanical engineering at the Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg [Hamburg University of fine arts, School of Industrial Design]
2001 – 2005: Visiting professor for mechanical engineering at the Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg
August 1998: Conferral of a Doctorate (Dr.-Ing.) „Funktionen- und Gestaltoptimierung des Ilisarow-Fixateurs“ [“Optimizing the function and design of the Ilizarov external fixator”] at the Department of Design Engineering and the Department of Biomechanics of the Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg [Technical University of Hamburg] an at the Berufsgenossenschaftliches Unfallkrankenhaus Hamburg [Federal Trauma Hospital of Hamburg]
April 1998: 1st International Audi Design Award at Audi AG, Ingolstadt for the design of a system of orthopaedic aids (subject of the doctorate)
May 1991: Dipl.-Ing. Maschinenbau [Master of Science in mechanical engineering] at the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule, Aachen [Technical University of Aachen]
1988 – 1991: Studies of mechanical engineering at the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen
April 1988: Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering
1985 – 1988: Basic studies of mechanical engineering at Universität Hannover [Hannover University]
German, English and Spanish
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A mechanical and design engineer with a profound understanding of technical creativity.
Stefan Sasse is a German and European patent attorney and Partner in the Mechanics group of ONSAGERS. As a professor, he teaches design engineering and mechanics in Hamburg.
In addition to protective rights of technical inventions in mechanical engineering and of consumer goods, his particular expertise is design related IP: in other words, he is focused on enforcement and defence of patents, utility models and, also non-registered, designs. His technical background, after years of experience, is production engineering, material science, consumer goods design and production, automotive and aviation, medical aids and implants, particularly in orthopaedics, trauma surgery and cardiology, and boat and ship building.
Before joining ONSAGERS as a partner in 2022 to found the first EU office in Hamburg, Stefan worked at Hoffmann Eitle for over five years. Before that, after finishing education with the German Patent and Trademark Office, he had founded and established a patent practice at White & Case LLP since 2002. He was regularly responsible for projects related to IP in a broader sense of meaning, like portfolio management, transactions and due diligence – and for an infringement case with one of the largest amounts in dispute in history in the field of telecommunications. He had studied mechanical and design engineering at TU Hannover and RWTH Aachen and obtained the doctor’s degree at TUHH (Hamburg). Meanwhile the biomechanics lab of the Hamburg BG Trauma Hospital (Boberg) was under his responsibility. After many years of teaching assignment at Hamburg University of Fine Arts in the School of Design, Stefan was rewarded the degree and title of a Professor teaching mechanics and design engineering.
He is member of Deutsche Patentanwaltskammer, EPI, GRUR and VPP. His professional languages are German, English and Spanish.
And outside the office he is, a northerner, fond of sailing or being, as close as possible, by the sea.
Vi trenger broer for å samhandle med andre, og det er rollen til patenter i dag, sier Wurzer.