Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law
 The ability to apply my knowledge to ever-changing demands and technologies makes me a valued asset to my clients.

Douglas B. Wentzel


At a Glance

  • J.D. University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • B.S. Civil (Structural) Engineering, Drexel University

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Profile 

Douglas Wentzel assists clients with patent litigation and prosecution matters in the automotive, mechanical, and medical device spaces.

Doug graduated from Drexel University, summa cum laude, with a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering. While an undergraduate, he acquired structural engineering industry experience and designed structural members for various high-rise buildings and mechanical systems. Additionally, Doug collaborated in designing an 18-story addition to a university dormitory. Among other projects, he also fabricated a custom forced induction system for a naturally aspirated automobile.

Doug received his Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he founded a program to help engineering students incorporate intellectual property considerations into their hypothetical start-up businesses.

Doug worked as a summer associate at the firm in 2014 and 2015, and joined the firm in 2016.


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D. 2016), cum laude, Associate Editor, The University of Pennsylvania Law School Journal of Business Law
  • Drexel University (B.S. Civil (Structural) Engineering 2013), summa cum laude, Graduation with Distinction from Honors College
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