Joel Nägerl holds a PhD in physics, is a German and European Patent Attorney and qualified to represent clients before the future Unified Patent Court. At Zimmermann & Partner, Joel mainly works in the technical fields of telecommunication, electrical engineering, semiconductor technology and optics. His main practice area is patent litigation, where he advises and represents large multinational companies in numerous, high profile, international disputes before the proper authorities. Due to his profound technical expertise and keen legal sense, Joel’s services are in great demand as counsel for developing technical attack and defense strategies for litigation proceedings both in Germany and in foreign jurisdictions. He also serves as an appointed Court Expert at the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf and coauthored the handbook on patent law, “Handbuch des Patentrechts” (C.H.Beck Verlag, 2012).
Joel studied physics in Göttingen and San Diego (USA) and obtained a PhD in physics in the area of semiconductor optics.