Foto von Dr. Dirk Szynka Dirk Szynka (born 1965) studied physics at the University of Göttingen and the Rheinisch Westfälische Technische Hochschule in Aachen focussing on experimental physics and electronics. From 1988 he worked at the Institute of Solid State Research and - for his PhD on semiconductor technology- at the Institute for Thin Film and Ion Technology of the Research Center.

He started training as a patent attorney in an international patent law firm in Munich. During his training at the German Patent and Trademark Office, the Federal Patent Court and the Munich District Court, Dirk Szynka worked for different patent law offices and industrial firms. After becoming admitted as German and European Patent Attorney he established his own patent law office in 1997 which became the Munich office of the law firm KÖNIG SZYNKA von RENESSE.

Due to his long term scientific research Dirk Szynka has a deep technical background. As patent attorney he consults electrical engineering and electronics, physical technologies and mechanical engineering in prosecution as well as in litigation. He also is active in all trademark related matters. He works for international companies as well as for start-ups and for medium-size enterprises.